Smiles were overflowing when over 300 quilts made by QBB volunteers were given to children and elderly from the Navajo Nation of Bennett Freeze. This year marked the fourth year that QBB has provided quilts to this area of the Navajo Nation. Marsha Monestersky has coordinated the delivery and provided the information below.
Polly Peshlakai and I wore Santa hats as we gave away more than 200 quilts at Leupp Boarding school to youth from kindergarten to 12th grade for kids living in a vast reach of remote areas in the southern portion of the Navajo Nation in homes that do not have running water
and electricity and are not able to travel back and forth to to attend school. In addition with the principal of the school and the secretary, we boxed up quilts for teachers to give home schooled children.
To give you an idea of how big the Bennett Freeze is, at 1.5 million acres, it is bigger than Delaware, which is 1.251 million acres.
Thank you Quilts Beyond Borders! You are helping Navajo youth and elderly feel loved. You are all sooo amazing!