Members of the Los Alamos Volunteer Association Quilter’s group deliver a quilt to the Santa Fe Youth Shelter. Courtesy photo
Members of the Los Alamos Volunteer Association Quilter’s group deliver a quilt to the Ronald McDonald House. Courtesy photo
Several members of the Los Alamos Volunteer Association Quilter’s group traveled to Santa Fe and Albuquerque July 22 to deliver quilts to the Youth Shelter and Ronald McDonald House, respectively.
The Santa Fe Youth Shelter provides housing and educational opportunities to youth who are in situations whereby they are unable to live at home. Sixteen quilts and three layettes were donated to the Youth Shelter and received with much appreciation. The quilts provided by the quilters give a homemade personal touch to the youth and they each are able to have a quilt of their own.
The Ronald McDonald House gives the quilts as gifts to new clients and were delighted with the 24 quilts and knitted booties, complete with buttons and a matching beanie baby that were donated by the quilter’s group. Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Kristin Rorfredt expressed deep appreciation for the donations and how much these quilts mean to the families that receive them.
The Los Alamos Volunteer Association would like to give special thanks to Dick Tatro, a LAVA volunteer, for driving the quilters to Santa Fe and Albuquerque and to the Betty Ehart Senior Center, for the use of their van.