I'm so glad I found it - Nora and I watched it together and it really opened her 5 year old eyes to see and understand what it means when we pray at bed time how grateful we are for having healthy kids and remember those who are sick and ask that God can place his healing hands on all the children who are in the hospital and bring them comfort, hope and healing to them and their parents.
Nora and I had talked before but now she understands why I'm making my ducky quilt to donate and seeing this video she got to see where it will go. She even asked if seh and I could go to Houston to the Texas Children's Hospital to visit them and give them a child the ducky quilt in person. She doesn't quite understand that only their family are allowed to see the sick kids.
anyway - here's the video. You will be inspired by these quilters and THE KIDS too!
Each year in the United States, children account for more than six million hospital stays and must confront the challenges of overcoming illness while staying in unfamiliar hospital environments.
In January 2009, Quilts for Kids, Inc. kicked off a partnership with Downy fabric softener to launch the Downy Touch of Comfort program - bringing a "touch of comfort" to hospitalized children in Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide along with "Grey's Anatomy" star and mother of three, Chandra Wilson.
Now, Downy has developed a special documentary to raise awareness about the cause and Quilts for Kids' mission. The documentary shows the heartfelt effort that numerous people have put into helping these children feel close to home; from our quilters to the Downy Touch of Comfort spokeswoman, Chandra Wilson, many people have made a difference in the lives of children such as those seen in this film.
We encourage you to view the film and share it with others by sending them the links or by sharing this on your FaceBook page.
Link to Quilts for Kids: www.quiltsforkids.org
Link to Downy.com: www.downy.com/helpingkids
Link to YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igraIvlADEs
As mentioned in the film, each purchase of a specially marked bottle of Downy will go back to Quilts for Kids to help us create more quilts for the millions of children that are hospitalized each year. The new specially marked bottle design features a "quilted" label and the Downy Touch of Comfort logo on the front, and five cents from each of these specially marked bottles will help Quilts for Kids, Inc. and Downy reach our goal to deliver 10,000 more quilts to these children this year.
We truly appreciate your interest and continuing support of Quilts for Kids and Downy Touch of Comfort
One stitch, one quilt, one child at a time,
Quilts, for Kids, Inc.
....hopefully sometime this week as I'm already planning to go to the PO on Wednesday to ship off my Crayola Quilt... so if this one gets completed before then, then I can ship two quilts same day... one to NC and the ducky quilt to Quilts For Kids! ;)
Oh and did you notice in the video that BIG bag that they filled up with quilts!!!??? I have one like it and it does hold a lot! ;) I can put a whole king sized quilt in mine if I needed to!
Well until next time...
Love from Texas!