Quilters Mission Report
The Iona Quilters are taking a well earned break for the Summer. But we would like to share with the congregation some details of our mission work for the first 6 months of 2018.
We continue to support the Markham Stouffville Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) by donating small hand made flannelette blankets to the New-borns who start their life in this unit. Since January 1st we have delivered 93 of these blankets. The hospital staff tell us that the families are very appreciative of the gift, and are touched to know that the members at St. Andrew’s are thinking of them.
We also donate to the Markham Crisis Pregnancy Centre. So far this year we have made 3 deliveries, January, Easter and Mothers Day. We supply toiletries and household items for the mothers and clothing, toys and supplies for the children and expected babies. This Centre, located on Highway 7 in Markham, currently provides services to about 75 clients, girls and women who are pregnant or have young children, and their lives are in crisis. The Centre provides services and a safe place for these needy women. Our donations are always gladly received and distributed quickly.
Our latest venture is to create and donate small lap quilts to the Chemotherapy Clinic at Markham Stouffville Hospital. So far we have delivered 4 quilts which have been donated to chemo patients who are in need of some extra comfort.
If anyone is interested in assisting us with this local mission work, we would be happy to accept donations of new, clean flannelette fabric for the baby blankets and/or toiletries, household items and baby items for the Pregnancy Centre. Just leave these items at the church labeled “Iona Quilters” and we will put them to good use when we resume our sewing sessions and our mission deliveries in September.
Thank you, The Iona Quilters
The next sandwich delivery is scheduled for July 25.
Thanks to all who prepared sandwiches and thank you Cate for receiving and delivering to Evangel Hall this past Wednesday!