Hugs & Stitches
What is Hugs & Stitches?
Hugs & Stitches is all about kids… homeless kids and hurting kids…and there are too many in central Brevard – 2,000 homeless school-aged students in January 2017! Our mission is to give elementary children comfort, warmth, and hope through the gift of a quilt.
How does Hugs & Stitches work?
This ongoing project produces 200-300 quilts each year. To accomplish this, we cut kits of bright, kid-friendly 100% cotton fabrics which are sewn in meetings & community quilt-ins, which are held in the summer. Everyone who would like to help is welcome – jobs include ironing, stitching, sandwiching quilts, turning quilts and then quilting them.
Hugs & Stitches Funding
Donations are needed to continue this mission. Grateful appreciation goes to the following, who ensure that our mission continues.
Publix Super Markets
The Margaret Binz Foundation
When are the community Quilt-ins?
On the 3rd Saturday of July and August, from 9:00 – 3:00, enthusiasm will soar at the Scotty Culp Auditorium on Cassia Blvd. in Satellite Beach. We bring lunch and sewing machines and spend the day among positive, energetic individuals who show how much they care, one stitch at a time.
How are the quilts and supplies paid for?
Hugs & Stitches is funded through grants and tax-deductible donations. Great assistance comes from local foundations. Thanks goes to Jack Platt and the Margaret Binz Foundation for our first grant of 2017.
Some individuals donate through their employers’ charitable giving programs. EduQuilters is a 501 (c) (3) organization, so corporations can put such donations into effect.