We are partnering with Grant Haliburton Foundation, whose primary focus is on mental health resources for treatment and ways to support those who are being released from inpatient treatment. Grant Haliburton was a teenager who looked like he had the world in his hands, but struggled with mental issues so overwhelming that he took his own life as a way of escape.
Under the GHF umbrella is another foundation, the Carson Leslie Foundation. Carson was a teenage that lost his battle with cancer. During his battle, he wrote a book to give a voice to the teenagers and children who have cancer but are unable to express how such an illness affects their personal, social, physical and emotional life. During his struggle, it meant a lot to him and his family to receive ‘gifts of hope’ that helped get them through their ordeal. He was around 16 when he lost his battle.
Our goal is to provide as many quilts to these causes as possible, knowing that they will reach people that are in crisis and know that someone cares for them and is thinking and praying for them. We are collecting quilts at every meeting, and we are hoping that we can bring them a lot. These quilts do not need to be quilt show ready, just something made with lots of love. We’d like to keep them to lap size quilts, no larger than 40" x 60", but will take anything you’d like to donate.
For more information, contact Sherry Lundswick at CommunityOutreach@DallasModernQuiltGuild.com for more information.