Joe's group works with our local schools to support the children. At the elementary school level, they read to children and donate books to the library. In middle school, the sponsor Builder's Club which is an organization that teaches the children how to plan and run projects. In high school, they support Key Leader which builds the skills our children need to become the next generation of leaders, and give four year scholarships to a graduating senior.
The club funds their projects by selling Vidalia onions in the spring and pecans in the fall/winter (now). Both projects are hard work for the members. It requires many volunteer hours to source product, procure product, and sell product to raise funds.
To help supplement their fund raising, I made a quilt for them to be raffled. One hundred percent of the proceeds from sales of the raffle tickets go to Kiwanis. I purchased the materials to make the quilt and donated them, along with my labor, to the club. Here's the quilt...
The pattern of the quilt is called a Hunter's Star. My friend, Nelda, suggested that I made the quilt in blue and gold which are the colors of Kiwanis International. All the fabrics in this quilt came from one of my favorite local quilt stores, Tiny Stitches.
The quilt raffle will be held next Tuesday, December 9th. I am anxious to find out who has the winning ticket!