We have a phenomenal person who comes in the store from time to time named Carin. Carin is a real firecracker: besides being a mother of 4 little ones she runs a charity called Margaret's Hope Chest Carin dropped off a huge rubbermaid tub stuffed with pillows she had made for donation to animal shelters. She did a great job and even decorated some of them with little appliques of hearts and bones - so sweet.
Margaret's Hope Chest- is a quilting non-profit organization birthed out of the tragic murder of Carin's 81-year old grandma Margaret Herrema. Their website http://www.margaretshopechest.com/ is a great place for more information about what they do. Carin's sense of community involvement is one that I admire tremendously. I hope that you will take a few minutes to read about Margaret's Hope Chest as inspiration for how uplifting charitable service can be. If you have a few hours maybe you could make a quilt for this worthy cause!