Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Special Day.

 I was very honoured to be invited to Peter Mac's volunteer luncheon in the city yesterday and it was lovely to share it with 2 other quilters who are involved with AQA' s Gift Quilt Program.  The Peter Mac volunteers do a wonderful job of making life a little easier for the patients and family as they undergo the challenges of treatment.

 It was lovely to see 2 of our quilts shown on the Power point presentation and it was also a great opportunity to hear others talk about their contributions and hear about other ways we might contribute.

I spoke with volunteers who sell donated, handmade items through the hospital's auxiliary shop to hear what items are popular for sale and where the raised funds are used.
We all really enjoyed our day and I came home inspired to keep working to support their programs. Of course, all of you who have donated tops, blocks and quilts, have been instrumental in this quilt project and I  sincerely thank you all. Anne, the co-ordinator of their volunteer program spoke about the difference our quilts have made to their patients when they are going through hard times.
Many thanks again for all your help.
Hugs, Jan Mac 

3 comments:

Maria said...

Wonderful to have been invited to the luncheon and see all the great work all volunteers make...
Sandra and I are sew happy to be able to help in a small way...

Linda said...

What a wonderful opportunity to see how your volunteering makes a difference to people’s lives and to meet other volunteers and discover more about what they do for such a wonderful cause. Well done, Jan. So pleased you got the recognition you richly deserve.

Marijke said...

Wonderful to have a diner together with other volunteers, Well deserved.