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REGISTRATION OPEN: 3rd Annual WUIS Quilt-a-Thon

20 Dec

It’s that time of year again!
Registration is now open for our 3rd Annual WUIS Quilt-a-Thon.

Calling All Quilters and Volunteers!
Join us for a fun-filled day of quilting to help children in need!

DATE: Saturday, February 18, 2012
EVENT TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm
EVENT NAME: 3rd Annual Wrapped Up in Sports, Inc. Quiltathon
EVENT LOCATION: Fenway Park – Boston, MA (EMC Room)

It’s baaack! The 3rd Annual Quiltathon is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Fenway Park!

In honor of Fenway’s 100th Anniversary, the goal has been set to make 100 quilt tops before the day’s end!

Our last quiltathon produced over 50 quilt tops that were donated to the families of our US militarymen and women. We also raised over $2,500 for Wrapped Up in Sports, which has gone towards quilt materials and supplies, shipping of quilts and expanding our cause throughout New England!

Pre-made quilt kits w/ instructions, donated fabrics and other supplies will be provided, but we entice quilters to bring their own sewing machines and supplies as well.

Completed quilts will be donated to

  • Room to Grow
  • Hospitality Homes
  • Children’s Hospital Boston
  • Horizons for Homeless Children.

Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided
Raffles & Gifts will be awarded
AND expect a visit from Red Sox favorite Wally who is looking forward to coming back to sew!
A full day is not required. Volunteers are encouraged to attend throughout the day. The longer you stay, the more quilts will be made for children in need.

Come participate for a worthy cause – making children smile!

  • To view pictures from the March 2011 event, please click here.
  • To watch video from the March 2011 event, please click here.
  • Watch our profile on The Red Sox Report, please click here

Many thanks to our supporters:

  • Fenway Enterprises, LLC
  • Sweet K, LLC
  • Bottom Line Apparel

REGISTER HERE

We hope you will be able to join us!!!

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A Message from WUIS Volunteer Eli Orkin

19 Dec

Eli Orkin, WUIS Volunteer:

As a former child leukemia patient who has been in remission for over twenty years, I am extremely aware of how various non-medical elements aided in my recovery. I was very lucky to have many close friends and family who loved and cared about me.

No matter how down I was or how melancholy my mood, I always looked forward to visits or cards from friends and classmates. I still have a book of cards that my classmates made, wishing me well. Another occasion I remember vividly was a day I was feeling particularly dejected, due to my medication and overall situation. A classmate brought me an adorable stuffed dog. I named him Hospibet because he made me feel better in the hospital.

Situations like mine validate how the quilts created by Wrapped-Up in sports are able to bring a smile to the face of any child whose condition is less than ideal. They not only deliver comfort, warmth, and a smile but they are wonderful mementos of the fact that there are people who care about their predicaments.

DONATION: Local Heroes & Stars and Stitches Project

16 Nov

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Wrapped Up in Sports attended the weekly care package drive organized by Local Heroes, a 501(c)3 that collects donations to send to our troops overseas. They have met every Wednesday for the past 6 years and have sent 14,150 care packages to date.


As part of our Stars & Stitches project, 39 quilts and star blocks were selected by family members. They loved each and every quilt that was available and can’t wait to send the star blocks to their relatives overseas.

Many thanks to our volunteer quilters and Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild for the quilts they have donated to this very special project!

UPDATE: Stars & Stitches Project

14 Nov

We are getting ready to make our donation to our

US military Servicemen & women and their families!

About 50 quilts are packaged and ready to be delivered!

Each quilt has a matching star block that will be donated to each child and soldier forever keeping them connected.

VOLUNTEER

Would you like to participate in our Stars & Stiches campaign?
Click HERE to learn how!

Photo Album

DONATION: Room to Grow

11 Nov

 

 

Wrapped Up in Sports is thrilled to donate another 20 quilts to Room To Grow!

 

 

 

We love this organization and so happy we can continue supporting its mission!

Learn more about Room to Grow

DONATION: South Shore Hospital NeoNatal ICU

9 Nov

Wrapped Up in Sports donates 20 quilts to the South Shore Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

 

They are already in use and are the perfect size for the isolettes.
When the infant patients are ready to go home, they will go home with one of the quilts that helped to keep the light out and keep them warm.

ABOUT

At South Shore Hospital, our family-centered care is the primary reason why we’ve become the region’s number one choice for maternity care.

Family-centered care means honoring patient and family preferences. Our approach is built on five principles:

  1. Respect
  2. Information sharing
  3. Collaboration
  4. Family-to-family support
  5. Confidence building

When you combine our philosophy with our medical and nursing expertise and our partnerships with world-renowned academic medical centers, families experience an ideal blend of skill and compassion.

Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Staff believes:

  • In caring for babies with tenderness and love.
  • That families are not visitors.
  • In promoting strong family bonds.
  • In working with parents so they develop confidence and skill to care for their babies in the hospital and at home.
  • In maintaining a warm and nurturing environment for families.
  • In providing the most advanced technology delivered by a skilled team of professionals.
  • In welcoming families to provide care and comfort for their babies.
  • In creating opportunities for mother/baby intimacy within the context of a high-tech environment.

PRESS RELEASE: Wrapped Up in Sports will be partnering with the NY Rangers

1 Nov

WUIS welcomes the NY Rangers as its newest partner!

The NY Rangers have agreed to supply their surplus of sports apparel to WUIS at the end of the 2011-2012 season,
which will be used to make NY Rangers specific quilts that will be donated to
NY area hospitals and organizations supported by the NY Rangers!

 

VOLUNTEER

Any quilters out there in NY and NJ who are interested in making Rangers quilts, please contact us at info@wrappedupinsports.org

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