The Magdalene Project

About 6 months ago, I heard about an organization called “The Magdalene Project”, whose mission is to bring hope to people on the streets of Niagara Falls, NY, founded by Joanne Lorenzo. The project is home to Kidz Club, Rose Café, Street Outreach and Hotel Outreach Ministries. On Friday nights volunteers deliver food, toiletries, clothing, stuffed animals for children, and bottled water.

A light went on in my head that said Quilts Beyond Borders could possibly help these women with a snuggly quilt for the winter, and it may be 90 degrees now, but in Buffalo, winter is not far behind.

Joanne agreed, and set up the event for my friend Barb and me to hand out quilts at the Rose Café for about 22 woman. Joanne emailed me the next day.

“There were so many ladies who were appreciative of the quilts you brought!! They are calling and Facebooking me to say Thank you to the ladies who brought them. Thank you so much and blessings!”

I am truly thankful to all of our QBB volunteers that give us the opportunity to make such beautiful quilts of love and comfort. I have mentioned to many how making quilts for this organization has enriched my life and saved my sanity in so many ways. Thank you all!

I especially want to thank Regional Coordinator Karen Matheson for sending the quilts with Diane Carlson who also resides in Connecticut and near Buffalo, NY.  Diane and her friend were kind enough to drop the quilts off the quilts to me.

Hugs, Donna Sciandra

Here are some of the wonderful quilts that were made by talented and generous quilters in the Northeast.  From top to bottom, these quilts were made by Nancy Kane (MA), Judith Nuno (VT), and Bonnie Salt (MA).  Thank you so much, Nancy, Judith and Bonnie!

Here are some of the photos taken at the distribution.


2 Responses to “The Magdalene Project”

  1. Louise Hornor Says:

    Beautiful quilts, beautiful faces!

  2. Nancy Says:

    I’d love to claim all the quilts in the top photo, but actually, only one was made by me : )

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