Quilts Beyond Borders is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which 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. Quilts Beyond Borders was born in March 2007 with the desire to reach out to these children. We originally focused on Ethiopia where in 5 years we delivered over 1,000 quilts to orphans. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to an estimated 50 million orphaned children, and in Ethiopia alone, there are currently an estimated 4.8 million orphans.
While we continue our work with Ethiopia, we have expanded to provide quilts and the comfort and love associated with them to children in at least 25 countries. Since 2009 we have also provided thousands of quilts to people in need in Haiti, Japan, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Uganda, Burundi, Cameroon, Romania, Russia, Mexico, Kenya, USA, Jordan, Gaza, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Ukraine, Rwanda, Zambia, Peru and Greece, and we continue to distribute quilts to those in need living in other places where the warmth of a quilt is needed at night. Currently, our priorities include Syrian refugees, and children and elders living in the Navajo Nation. We work with vetted partner organizations to distribute donated quilts and we provide quilts to those in need without regard to race, nationality, religion, or grade point average. For more information on how we select who will receive our quilts, please read this recent article: How Do We Choose
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 without family homes.
Our blog regularly features the beautiful quilts we receive and distribute, inspiring profiles of our supporters, and heartwarming stories of the recipients around the world. To respect privacy, we are not always able to show photos of quilt deliveries but we try to share the joy with our readers as much as possible! To receive updates, click “Follow” on the right-hand side of the screen.
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Our volunteer quilters and board members are dispersed throughout the US. If you would like to donate, sew or volunteer for us, please read this information first about Quilt Dimensions and Criteria, and we would love to hear from you with additional questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org