Victoria Findlay Wolfe owner of Bumblebeans, Inc. started an amazing quilt drive for BASICS, a non-profit organization in the Bronx, NYC that helps homeless families get out of shelters and back into transitional housing.
Her initial interest in finding a good home for a few of her extra quilts ultimately grew into a global effort when she asked the head of Basics if he could use a few quilts, and he responded, "Do you have 700?" 700 quilts were needed for each of the families on the waiting list for housing. Last year her ''Call for help'' very quickly gathered 300 quilts, which were hand delivered to the families. You can see pictures of the events and more info at http://bumblebeansbasics.com/ She also made 60 quilts herself from house blocks donated from all over the world, which were auctioned off for the Organization and brought in over $30,000.
Although this is an on going Quilt drive, Victoria is on a serious mission to get 400 more quilts by the end of the year to meet the 700 quilts she was originally asked for. Can you help by sending a quilt? All kinds of quilts are needed, from baby quilts to large quilts; all quilts will go to a home and will be greatly appreciated.
New or gently loved quilts can be sent to:
Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / BBINC
540 East 180th Street
Bronx, NY 10457
Please see the Web site to answer any other questions or email Victoria at firstname.lastname@example.org