Charity Projects 2018 - A Huge Success!

The Great South Bay Quilters had extraordinary participation in this year's charity projects. The ladies of the Guild created dog beds, walker caddies and port pillows and brought them to the April meeting to be distributed to local organizations in the Town of Islip. The total count was 29 dog beds, which were donated to the Islip Town Animal Shelter for the dogs to use in their cages while awaiting a fur-ever home, 42 walker caddies, which were donated to Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood for residents to use on their walkers or wheelchairs, and 97 port pillows, which will be donated to cancer patients to help protect ports from seat belts. Thanks to all who once again generously donated their time and talents! See below for pictures of these projects...

President Claire Noto and Website Manager Joan Dlouhy went with fellow guild member MaryEllen Ransom to deliver 29 dog beds to the Town of Islip Animal shelter. Claire and Joan are pictured here with Magee, one of the many dogs who will enjoy using the dog beds made by GSBQ members. He's also waiting for his fur-ever home...

These 29 dog beds were donated to the Town of Islip Animal Shelter in Bay Shore to provide a comfortable resting place for the animals while waiting for their fur-ever homes.

Forty-two walker/wheelchair caddies were donated to Maria Regina Residence in Brentwood. These are attached to the residents' walkers or wheelchairs to carry essentials and treats!

Guild members made 97 port pillows to be donated to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. The pillows are placed between the patient's port and seat belt for added comfort while driving/riding in a car.