Mem­bers plan fundraiser, club up­dates

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - FRONT PAGE - Lease. “Monthly we do­nate about 40 quilts to 11 Con­necti­cut cancer fa­cil­i­ties, with ad­di­tional quilts go­ing out to known pa­tients. How­ever, in June we also made and do­nated an ad­di­tional 15 quilts to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for chil­dren. Vol­un­teers

Quilts that Care has had an ex­tremely busy sum­mer, re­port­ing it has made 440quilts for cancer pa­tients.

WATER­BURY » Quilts that Care, a 501(c)3 non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, con­tinue to make quilts to com­fort pa­tients un­der­go­ing cancer treat­ments. Mem­bers re­port that vol­un­teers have been ex­tremely busy this sum­mer, mak­ing 75 quilts in June and a to­tal of 440 quilts so far this year, sur­pass­ing the to­tal of 430 quilts made in 2016.

The group’s new head­quar­ters on Scott Road in Water­bury pro­vides vol­un­teers with a cen­tral lo­ca­tion for sup­plies, ed­u­ca­tion, meet­ings, and stor­age. It also re­ceives nearly half of its quilts from satel­lite lo­ca­tions in Litchfield, Bris­tol, New Mil­ford and Water­bury.

Quilts that Care has more than 200 vol­un­teers hail­ing from are­ound Con­necti­cut. “They put their heart and soul into iron­ing, cutting, sewing, sand­wich­ing, and stitch­ing, to make th­ese unique quilts with the hope to bring some joy to the re­cip­i­ent,” mem­bers said in a press re- Leever Cancer Cen­ter, Water­bury, 1st and 3rd Monday 6:30- 8 p.m.; Bris­tol Pub­lic Li­brary, Bris­tol, 1st and 3rd Tuesday, 6:30- 8 p.m.; and the Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter, Litchfield, 1st and 3rd Wednes- day, 12-2:30 p.m.

The Vil­lage at East Farms (Sec­ond build­ing) and The Harold Leever Cancer Cen­ter, two of Quilts that Care’s spon­sors, have many of the group’s quilts and vet­er­ans’ quilts on dis­play in their lob­bies. There are also sev­eral on dis­play in a store front win­dow at 3528 East Main St., Water­bury.

Quilts that Care will hold its an­nual fundraiser on Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m., with


Quilts that Care vol­un­teer Diane Page re­cently pre­sented a do­na­tion to Chris­tine Tatem of Con­necti­cut Chil­dren’s Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Hart­ford.

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