Do you go back and read the comments on blogs? I don’t always so I wanted to share this one with you that Martha just left on my blog. One thing that makes Martha so special is that she lives in Louisiana! 🙂 Oh, ok . . stop whining . . everyone is special but if you live in Louisiana or if you’re from Louisiana and no longer live there (ME!), then you’re just really special!
Martha teaches kindergarten and here’s her comment:
I don’t have much of a stash to bust, BUT may I be so bold as to suggest a stash busting idea? Some of the comments indicated a lot of small pieces such as strings were on hand. I would also guess lots of orphan blocks could be found in lost of stashes also. I teach Kindergarten here in Louisiana. We take naps in our class, as does every full day K in the states. Some Kindergarteners’ parents do not have the extra money at home to send anything to school for their child to sleep on. Stash busters could donate nap quilts to their local schools for children who are in need. Nap quilts need not be any larger than a bath towel. A call to the school’s office to inquire if any child needs a nap cover would be all that is necessary.
One of the things I want to encourage everyone to do is donate to causes near and dear to your own heart. There are so many worthwhile causes and lately, I’ve leaned towards the non-traditional charities. I’ve been more inclined to give quilts to police officers/firemen to give to children, to veterans’ homes, orphanages, etc.
If the kindergarten teachers are having to purchase the mats/blankets for the students, you know they would appreciate a donation! I intend to call our local schools tomorrow to find out if they have all day kindergarten and if they could use a few quilts. Orphan blocks could easily be made into these size quilts!
Thanks Martha for that tip!