The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) South Central Region is requesting donations for The Quilt Project.
The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) South Central Region is requesting donations for The Quilt Project. The Quilt Project provides quilts at Christmas for Kansas children who are in foster care or awaiting adoption.
Last year, community generosity across the region provided enough quilts to give each child placed out of home a quilt. SRS partners with Saint Francis Community Services and TFI, Inc. for the project.
“Quilts of their own provide children comfort and a sense of security,” said SRS Regional Director Cyrilla Petracek. “Providing quilts to children in foster care demonstrates that there are people who care and want to help.”
Quilt makers, community organizations, churches, senior groups and other interested parties are invited to sew and donate quilts. Crib (45” x 60”) or twin bed (65” x 85”) sizes are suggested. The greatest need is for quilts for older youth and teens.
Donations are accepted up to Nov. 30 in order to distribute the quilts by Christmas.
For more information call 1-888-369-4777, e-mail Toni.Harryman@srs.ks.gov or contact the local SRS service center at 321-4200.