Quilts Beyond Borders reaches out to under-served children, mainly orphans, across the world to provide a handmade quilt and spread love and hope. Over 140 million children in the world today have lost one or both parents. By 2010, sub-Saharan Africa will be home to an estimated 50 million orphaned children, and 18.4 million children – more than one in three orphans – will have lost parents to AIDS. In Ethiopia alone, there are currently an estimated 4.8 million orphans.
Quilts Beyond Borders was born in March 2007 with the desire to reach out to these children. We have focused on Ethiopia where in 5 years we have delivered over 1,000 quilts to orphans.
While we intend to continue our work with Ethiopia, we plan to also provide quilts and the comfort and love associated with them to children in other countries. Since 2009 we have also provided quilts to people in need in Japan, Haiti, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Cameroon, Burundi, Uganda, Russia, Thailand and Mexico, and we plan additional distributions of quilts to those in need living in other places where the warmth of a quilt is needed at night.
Quilts Beyond Borders retains the ultimate authority to use contributions made to us at our discretion for purposes consistent with our purpose. Quilts Beyond Borders operates solely for charitable purposes. We will provide quilts to poor or underprivileged people throughout the world. The purpose of the quilts is to provide warmth and comfort. Priority for recipients will be children, especially those living in orphanages.
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