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A huge thank you to Dottie S, who donated her beautiful Fostoria vase to Relief Share when she heard we needed funds to buy fabric to make twin size quilts for Shriners Childrens Hospital.
Relief Share listed the beautiful vase as a charity fundraiser on Ebay. An ebay buyer, who knows how important charity work is, emailed us with an offer and purchased it. She paid immediately through paypal.
One of our volunteers, Laura B. , called us to let us know there was a Fabric Liquidation sale in town. The sale was only on for two days at rock bottom prices. The purchase of the vase happened at the perfect time for Relief Share to get the much needed fabric for the twin size patchwork quilts at a good price.
The sale of the vase resulted in yards and yards of wonderful 100% cotton fabric for our compassionate service work! The Lord blesses those who are doing their best to help others. We are grateful for the “miracle of the vase”!
Relief Share is making 240 much needed twin size patchwork quilts for sick and needy children who are undergoing medical treatment, including serious surgeries. We have received generous donations towards this project and since January 1, 2013 have donated 44 twin size quilts but still have 196 more to make. Each quilt takes approx 12 yards of fabric, 6 yards of batting, thread and yarn.
So, what can one donation do? With the economy of heaven and the heartfelt work of dedicated volunteers working to maximize donation funds – one donation can do plenty. Just ask the children that will be comforted and snuggled under the patchwork twin size quilts donated to the hospital by Relief Share what your donation means! Everyone’s efforts make a difference!
Do you want to help with the quilts needed for the children in hospital? We hope so – we still have a lot more quilts to make. Please send fabric to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225 or send something we can sell to raise the funds to get the batting, thread, fabric and yarn to tie the quilts with. If you are able, a paypal donation to email@example.com would be wonderful, too. We accept all kinds of fabric for the quilts – it doesn’t have to be 100% cotton. We send a thank you letter/tax deductible receipt for every donation received so be sure to include your name and mailing information. We are grateful for your help!
Questions? Email us at info@ReliefShare.org
Hey…help!! Relief Share NEEDS DONATIONS OF QUILT BACKING FOR CHARITY PROJECT FOR SICK AND NEEDY CHILDREN. I am working on the twin size quilts that Relief Share is making for Shriners Childrens Hospital and I am desperate for backing for these quilts. If you could part with some muslin, broadcloth, kids print, solid colors – any fabric I could use it for backing, we have 10 or 12 quilts ready to be put together but am minus backing, we have delivered 43 since January , have 5 more finished, and are going on the 19th to St Louis to deliver them and am hoping to have more finished by then.
Our total that is needed is 240 and Relief Share volunteers are sewing as fast as we can. The quilts are 70″ x 90″ to fit the beds, then if the patient is needing it to go home with them, they are sent home, otherwise they are kept at the hospital for the next patient.
All donations are tax deductible – please clean out your craft rooms and sewing closets for a good cause, I really need your help!
You can see all the things we are working on in our blog www.reliefshare.org/wordpress and I put a lot of free patterns and pictures on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/reliefshare
Please send donations to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225 info@ReliefShare.org
Got your attention, did I?!
If anyone has some spent shot gun shells, we would love it if they would donate them to our charity. Relief Share can give you a tax deductible receipt for them as they will come to our charity to be donated after they are made into Christmas lights. Yep, you read right. They make the prettiest Christmas lights.
I just finished watching my son in law and daughter make some for their Christmas tree this year. Laura had ordered some off the net and when they came they were only 8 feet long. Yeah right, that really doesn’t go far. She came over to my house to see if I had more white mini light strings and I had a brand new box of 100 feet. Josh had figured out how to make them himself and they turned that string of mini lights into the prettiest Christmas lights you ever saw by using spent shot gun shells – recycling at it’s best! Cost free, too.
I know a lot of folks that would love them. Relief Share volunteers will make the shot gun shell Christmas lights up and donate them to the those who don’t have any money for Christmas decorations We also have a charity flea market booth and when we can take care of all the needy, if we have any left over, we will use them for fundraiser in our charity flea market booth, though probably next year for the fundraising with them as there isn’t enough time to do that this year as well as do the donations as we always take care of the sick and needy first.
Here are pictures You may even want to make some yourself!
If you don’t have a glass eye wash dish, use anything that has a curved bottom that you can hammer the shot gun shell into to push the bottom concave.
Using the shot gun shells, you can make lights by pushing clear mini lights into the end of the shells and closing the top with the screwdriver pushing the plastic in place so they will stay on the mini light string.
All that effort is worth while (and it’s a lot of effort), will make get these:
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Note: the black ones are too opaque to do much but the other colors, especially the green, red and yellow work great.
The address to send the shot gun shells to is: Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd., Houston, MO 64583-2225. If you have clear mini light strings that you’d like to send as well, that would be wonderful. We will send a tax deductible receipt with your thank you letter. We are a 501 (c ) 3 IRS approved non profit.
President Carol Green
We are now in our third week of sales for our fundraiser for Relief Share. Instead of having folks come inside our building, we took it to the parking lot in our mall. It’s been very busy as we set everything up like a garage sale to attract people and have a HUGE room all set up inside with tables and everything is just one dollar! The room was donated by a wonderful gentleman who owns the mall so we have a place to haul things in quickly when the rain shows up and to put things in for the duration of the fundraiser & business inventory liquidation sale at night so everything doesn’t need to be dragged around the end of the building.
Outside we have items that are half the original prices and sales from GrandmothersAttic.net, a store located in the same mall, are also being donated to Relief Share to help. We are hoping to have enough money from the fundraising to be able to purchase the material needed for the hospital gowns for Shriners, the x-ray shorts, and the twin size quilts for the patient’s beds. We also have many other projects we need supplies for – mama pads, diaper bags, diaper covers, bibs, clothing and quilts for sick and needy families.
Relief Share is blessed to have the Lucky Dollar Store down the road in Licking who has fabric at very reasonable prices and gives us a discount because it’s for charity. Now that our local Wal Mart no longer carries fabrics (don’t get us started on that…), we are grateful for the Lucky Dollar Store and Mel Porter – the owner.
A huge thank you to Ashley Green who has set up, taken down and spend the entire time monitoring and running the sales. She has been sunburned, tired, sore from dragging heavy items in and out of buildings and pressed into service more than she could ever imagine. What started out as a weekend sale has now turned into three weeks. She needs a medal and we are most grateful to her. A thank you to all the wonderful people who donated their time and effort helping.
Today 100 baby hats were donated out to Tennessee for the babies there. We pray none of them suffered from the recent flooding that has caused so much problems in that state. We also donated out preemie clothing to a little baby born to soon and only lived long enough for momma to say goodbye. A tiny baby doll was donated to baby’s older brother so he would have something to remember her by. A large donation went out to an expectant abandoned mother for her little one. Donations of household items to needy folks were given out and baby blankets and clothing were given out to a young family in need. Yarn donations have gone out to volunteers who are knitting and crocheting for the sick and needy in their area – those donations were possible from a large donation of cone yarn from a shop that shut down. Beautiful tiny baby blankets with gorgeous hand crocheted edges done by a very special volunteer were donated to the local hospital – thank you Roberta – your work is lovely and the hospital so appreciative.
Relief Share has been very blessed with donations to help the sick and/or needy families we serve. Donations of baby and toddler clothing, shoes, diaper bags, quilts, blankets, sheets, and toys came in and very quickly were donated out to where they were needed the most.
A generous donation of books from Alma Mooney of Licking was received as a fundraiser to raise money needed to purchase flannel for the backing of the Relief Share Quilts for Kids project.
Donations out include helping a family with a young child and another on the way with nursing pillow covers, household goods, food, baby clothing and bedding, essential supplies, toys, and other needed items. Newborns in Need Ozarks Chapter was the recipient of a large donation of cone yarn, baby clothing, bedding, fabric and diaper bags.
Donations of clothing to area residents in need of warmer seasonal clothing and food was also given out.
Wonder what you can help with? Here is a handy urgent needs list that you can print out and take with you when you do your shopping. Just get one or two extra items and send them to:
6078 Lundy Rd
Houston, MO 65483-2225
All donations are tax deductible.
Urgent Needs List:
Basic food item suggestions – Sugar, flour, salt, pepper, oil, cereal, tinned food such as beans, vegetables, fruit, soup, etc. Baby food, formula, crackers, tuna, etc. Many of the families we serve are very grateful for the food given them. A package of animal crackers, macaroni and cheese or juice boxes can make the world of difference to a hungry child. A Wal Mart gift card is also a great donation item as volunteers in our Relief Share office are happy to take the list of what is needed and purchase food and personal items, like toilet paper and shampoo and deliver it to the needy family – this also saves on shipping cost to us.
Clothing – clean gently used clothing or new. Socks, pants, tops, coats, shoes, undergarments, hats, mittens, etc. Accessories like purses or wallets, belts and backpacks are very gratefully accepted by recipients.
Bedding – home made, clean gently used or new. sheets, blankets, baby blankets, receiving blankets, pillows, pillow cases, crib sets, afghans.
Personal hygiene items – shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, deodorant, moisturizer, lotion, wet wipes, baby oil, baby diaper cream, baby powder, etc.
Books, toys, movies, games, and furniture is also welcome. Christmas is coming and many of the families we care for have little or nothing for the holiday. Full size filled stockings are a huge blessing at the Christmas season. We donate the stockings, when available, to foster homes, hospitals, medical centers, crisis centers, homeless shelters and area churches who care for the sick and needy. A doll or book can make a wonderful difference in a little one’s holiday season. A mother struggling to care for her family with no partner for support is grateful for a soft warm scarf from a donor to show her someone cares for her.
You can make Christmas brighter and more blessed by showing your love to a stranger who has need of your care.
Here are some ideas for you to consider making items to donate:
Sewing – quilts, baby clothing, bedding, blankets, tote bags, diaper bags, toys, dresses, diapers
Quilting – baby quilts, twin size quilts, toys, Christmas ornaments, tree skirts, wall hangings, totes
Knitting – hats, sweaters, mittens, socks, pants, tops, blankets, afghans, toys
Crochet – afghans, blankets, hats, dish cloths, toys, clothing, sweaters, mittens
Tat – handkerchiefs, bonnets, doilies , lace trim for baby gowns
Embroider – blankets, hats, clothing, toys
If you have questions or would like to talk with representatives from Relief Share – please feel free to email info@ReliefShare.org or call 417-967-3340 and ask for Stephanie or Carol. Please note: all Relief Share workers are volunteers – no one is paid – this is a work of the heart in Christ’s name giving relief through sharing to God’s children. We are his hands and feet showing mercy to the less fortunate – join us and make a difference today.
This beautiful Mickey and Minnie Mouse patchwork quilt was created and donated by Alma of Missouri, a RS volunteer and presented to Relief Share (RS) to use for a fundraiser to bless the lives of sick and needy children.
This colorful Disney quilt has 9 patchwork squares starring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Each square has a different picture and is exquisitely machine embroidered in primary colors sure to delight children of all ages. The quilt is made of cotton and is sewn with skill to be not only cuddly and cute, but durable. This quilt is backed with genuine Mickey Mouse Disney fabric with Mickey in cute poses.
The quilt measures 42″ x 46″. You’ll love the attention to detail, the edge is hand stitched down for heirloom quality.
We are thrilled that Artist Sandy Wilson has created this rare folk art doll to be used as a fundraiser to help us acquire the flannel we need for the quilts for Shriners Hospital to cover the children’s beds. Please visit the auction and spread the link around.
A huge thank you to a sweet lady who shows she cares about sick and needy children with love in action!
Time for an update on our charity quilt project. Relief Sharecharity is a 501 (c ) 3 non profit registered with the IRS.
Our current main project is making 240 twin size quilts for Shriners Hospital in St Louis for children who undergo surgery to help them walk and move properly and have other skeletal problems.
So far we have made and donated approx 40 quilts (I will give you the exact number when our volunteers have reported in). I will also be taking a load of quilts next week to Shriners personally for the charity (yes, I will share photos).
I purchased all the fabric needed for the tops of the quilts and we are getting some batting and fabric donated, however, we need approx 250 yards of flannel for the back of the quilts and that’s where YOU come in. I managed to get a wonderful deal of excellent quality flannel at only $1.69 a yard but need donations to be able to purchase it. I can drive to pick it up, so there will be no shipping cost, and because Relief Share is a nonprofit, there will be no tax.
The goal is $422.50 to be able to purchase 250 yards of flannel.
All those who choose to donate will receive a tax deductible receipt. If you can help make a child’s stay at Shriners better by helping to provide a warm snuggly twin size quilt for their bed, please donate through PayPal to info@ReliefShare.org .
Checks can be sent to:
6078 Lundy Rd.,
Attn: Charity Quilt Project.
If you request it, a brochure can be mailed along with your tax deductible receipt and thank you letter.
Please share this need with your family and friends. God blesses us with what we need for ourselves, and for those in need. This is a way to help each other and give back to God for all our blessings. If you would like to send yarn, flannel, sewing supplies, fabric and batting, please send it to the address above. We would love it if you want to make a twin size quilt (approx 72 x 90 – doesn’t have to be exact) and send it, that would be wonderful!
Exciting news! Our beautiful baby doll fundraiser on ebay brought $157.50. We are thrilled. Not only will the babies at the hospital get the help they need, there will be a happy new Mommy out there for this sweet little one. Thanks again to Sabriam Garcia at Eden’s Little Ones for donating the baby!
Darlene is a very gifted artist who creates the most darling little monkeys. Her ebay ABOUT ME page has wonderful information, there you can read more about her and how she creates her adorable monkeys.
Darlene is a wonderful asset to our Relief Share family of volunteers, donors and people that care. She personifies love in action. With her assistance we found the Snap Press we needed to put the snaps on the items we donate to the hospitals , links to the PUL fabric that will be used for the diaper covers and hospital gowns for Shriners Hospital and she went the extra mile of providing us with thousands of snaps for the snap press.
In her honor we are introducing our latest fundraiser. I bet you can guess what the fundraiser will be….yep, you are right….some of Darlene’s adorable monkeys!
This fundraiser is to help us purchase the materials needed to provide Shriner’s Hospital with 240 twin size quilts for their patient’s beds.
Shriner’s Hospital in St Louis provides surgery and medical care for children from birth to 21. Many of these precious children need major surgery, some cannot walk some have missing limbs and others need skeletal medical attention to be able to function correctly.
We have seen with our own eyes the miracles that take place in Shriner’s and witnessed a little baby girl been given the gift of being able to walk after a long time in body casts and after a number of extensive surgeries. This precious baby’s family was not charged one dime for her care – Shriner’s Hospital is truly a blessing to the sick and needy children who desperately need help.
Relief Share is a non profit 501 (c) 3 charity with wonderful volunteers who are willing to give of their time and talents to sew the much needed quilts for the children who need a warm quilt to snuggle in after major surgery. The children need their strength to heal, not to simply stay warm.
YOU can help a child today by providing the funds to help us get the materials needed to create the much needed quilts.
To date we have sewn and donated 37 twin size quilts to Shriner’s Hospital. Help us get the materials to finish the rest.
Flannel, batting and fabric is needed along with thread and funds to ship the quilts. Money from this fundraiser will bless many sick and needy babies lives.
ON TO THE AUCTION ———
This sweet little baby is called “All Tuckered Out”. This beautiful reborn baby was donated by Sabriam of “Eden’s Little Ones” Nursery to be used as a fundraiser to bless the lives of the sick and needy children in the hospital with warm twin size quilts for the beds to keep them snuggled and warm.
What better way to raise funds for babies and children by offering a baby of your very own to love, cuddle and hold.