Thank you so much for your overwhelming desire to help the little ones in need at the Baltimore headstart program.
Several of you have asked about dates? Since none of the quilts will be distributed until there are enough for everyone (55), let's set a goal date of March 31st. From the responses I have been receiving I think we can meet the goal of 55 by that time. Remember, all quilts received after the initial distribution will be given to new children as they enter the program.
Here are the needs of the children, as provided by the program director:
28 quilts for boys, ages 0 to 3
24 quilts for girls, ages 0 to 3
3 gender neutral quilts, for three sick little ones coming into the program, gender unknown at this point.
Sizes...the program director asked for small quilts, so I'm thinking anything from 32" x 36" to crib size 50" x 53", and anything in between these sizes.
When I told Melissa of your immediate support, she was overwhelmed with gratitude. Here's a photo of her in class, carrying 20L of water, which many families have to carry over 5K to have to clean water on a daily basis. She said she was having a hard time toting that container in the classroom, much less 5 kilometers.
Thank you again for your amazing and loving support!