From President Ann Walls— WE RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING APPEAL FOR QUILTS:
The Outdoor Education Center Of For Love of Children
My name is David Hartness and I am the director of FLOC Outdoor Education Center, an educational non-profit working with at-risk youth. We focus on environmental education and adventure based education with the purpose and mission to get kids outside and provide positive exposure to our youth, who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience the outdoors. We work hand-in-hand with local schools to provide quality out of work time. As part of our program, we provide free summer camps for DC, and West Virginia youth. Currently, we use old donated hospital blankets in our lodge. These blankets don’t serve the purpose we need them to serve and don’t provide a welcome and caring atmosphere. Many of our students simply can’t afford a sleeping bag, and as such, we provide these blankets for their use. I would like to be able to provide something that says we care for their needs and welcome them to our site. This is why I am writing today. My mom has been a quilter for many years; in fact all my beds at my home have hand sewn quilts she made. I understand the love, care and passion that go into each quilt, which is why I would love to see each bed in our lodge with a quilt. I was wondering if your quilting guild would be interested in donating some needed quilts. We can provide a tax exempt receipt. We service mainly middle school age students. We are looking to receive 25 quilts, but any number that can be provided would greatly benefit our program. The measurements of the bed are 74” x 31” with a 4 inch mattress. We are thinking an additional 6” all the way around would allow for enough overhang. We serve both boys and girls so they can be gender specific and be of the design that would appeal to middle schoolers. I want to thank you for reading and considering this kind donation. If you have any additional questions or would like to learn more about our program, you can either take a look at our website or contact me personally. My cell phone and office phone are located in my signature. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Director The Outdoor Education Center Of For Love of Children
671 FLOC Way
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(p) (304) 725-0409 : (c) (206) 355-6649