Omaha Quilters Guild Provides Local Foster Children with Holiday Gifts
For over 25 years, the Omaha Quilters Guild has been delivering stockings, stocking stuffers and toys to children in foster care during the holiday season. This year, the Guild supplied 222 local foster children with holiday gifts.
On Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13, members of the Guild delivered gifts to PromiseShip that were distributed to local foster children by PromiseShip’s family permanency specialists.
“Our continued relationship with the Quilters Guild allows us to bring joy to kids during the holidays, and helps us to support the many foster families in our community who care for them,” said Dave Newell, president and chief executive officer of PromiseShip.
The Guild also made a monetary donation of $12,300 to help support foster children in Douglas and Sarpy counties following the holiday season.
“While our primary focus is to provide gifts during the holiday season to children recently entering foster care, we also want to support these kids beyond the holidays,” said Debbie McMillin, Omaha Quilters Guild member and organizer of the Childrens’ Emergency Fund.
The Omaha Quilters Guild is one of the largest quilting organizations in the state with over 300 members devoted to the appreciation and preservation of quilts and the perpetuation of the art and the craft of quilt making through education and participation.