Community Quilts donates to the Twin Falls Optimist Youth House

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Some children who are aging out of foster care will now have new quilts from a donation from the Community Quilts group.

The group donated 12 quilts along with some pillowcases for the residents who will be living there.

Six of them will go to the women and the other half to the men.

Each quilt takes volunteers about 20 to 25 hours to put together, a coordinator said.

Project Manager Barry Knoblich, with the youth house, said the donations of the quilt was "wonderful."

"Our community has given so much to the youth house. All they had to hear a year ago, was a need for these kids," he said. "Whatever talents they had or if they’re a construction person or whether they’re donating money or other things, they’ve come in droves and we’re so grateful."

Susan Stallings, a coordinator for Community Quilts, said each quilt given will be that person's to keep.

"They don’t stay with the house. they’re with the youth and can take with them when they leave. They’re their own personal quilts and pillow cases," she said.

They also plan to make quilts for each new youth coming into the house in the future.



 
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