Today’s news is thrilling: Quilts for Cure is officially a 501(c)(3) nonprofit!!
This opens many doors in our future, but the most immediate effect is that we can begin fundraising. Our projected budget for 2017 is about $116,000 which includes operating expenses, raising awareness about childhood cancer, funding the E Pluribus Unum Project, and, most importantly, giving $75,000 toward childhood cancer research through CURE Childhood Cancer.
Official nonprofit status also means that we can accept in-kind donations. Quilt donations are considered in-kind donations, and we are also interested in hotel and airline points so that I travel to quilt guilds to raise awareness about childhood cancer and about what we are doing. All of these donations are now tax-deductible.
Lastly-- mark your calendars! Our summer quilt drive and fundraiser will be a quilt along! It will be fun pattern that appeals to all levels of skill. More details soon-- I'm very excited!!
1) GIVE Make a financial donation to QFC today to help us reach more people and be more effective in our fight against cancer and FOR kids.
2) TRAVEL Help me spread the word by donating hotel or airline points. Email john (at) quiltsforcure.org for instructions.
3) QUILT Make a love-filled quilt for a child in treatment. Find all the details HERE, and email me if you have any questions. hollyanne (at) quiltsforcure.org
4) SHARE As always, please share this blog across your social media channels. We can beat childhood cancer together, and spreading the word gives us a bigger team to do it. You can find us on Facebook and Instagram @QuiltsForCure.