Chapter Community Service Projects
Benefit from AQG Mini-grants
The Arizona Quilters Guild mini-grant program began as a suggestion at the Chapter Chair meeting for AQG to assist the Chapters with projects that help members of our communities. As Community Service Chair, Barbara Polston presented a proposal to the Board to create the program. The Board approved the program enthusiastically. The first year of the program was 2004. In that year nineteen Chapters received one hundred dollars each for their charity programs. The following year the grant maximum was raised to two hundred dollars. In the five years of the program, forty-four of the fifty-one Chapters received grants totaling $25,555.
Many community service organizations benefit from the generosity of our members. State police, fire departments, police departments, homeless shelters, children's organizations, schools, hospitals and museums receive quilted donations from our Chapters. Some chapters donate to national organizations like Project Linus and other local charities that are near and dear. What a wonderful way to share our energy, skills and materials! Please join us in these efforts to help those in crisis.