Quilting group raises funds to comfort cancer patients

September 12, 2017 by  

The annual fundraiser of Quilts that Care will be held later today.

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Quilts that Care, located in Waterbury, makes quilts for patients who are undergoing treatments for cancer. This year, the volunteers in the organization, who number over 200, made a total of 440 quilts, which is 10 more than the number of quilts they made in 2016.

The headquarters of Quilts that Care is also new and provides volunteers with a central location for supplies, storage, meetings, and education. The volunteers come from all parts of the state. Meetings of the group are held the first and third Mondays in Waterbury, the first and third Tuesdays in Bristol, and the first and third Wednesdays in Litchfield.

Classes are free and held at the headquarters in Waterbury. There are also Open Sew sessions every Saturday morning and those who do not know how to sew are encouraged to attend.

There will be food, cocktails, and music at the fundraiser. Dr. Nicole Soohkan, a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in all aspects of women’s breast health, will be recognized at the fundraiser, which will be held this evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

Organizations such as this one often consider using flyers or mailers to attract people to special events and let them know what is taking place.