At QTS our leadership team loves to support “home-grown” ideas from our staff members. Earlier this year one of our employees asked if she could start a group to craft items for donation to a local charity, Bundles of Love.
Bundles of Love is a volunteer driven nonprofit organization that partners with community service agencies to assist Minnesota families in need by providing handmade baby clothing, bedding and basic care items for their newborns.
Each week the QTS group of about 20 people met to work on their crafts together and teach new members how to knit or crochet. Some at QTS even asked their friends and family to make items to add to the donation.
Huoy Ginter, the project leader, had originally hoped to donate 40-50 items to the charity, but the overwhelming interest and support allowed the group to surpass that goal by leaps and bounds!
The total donation consisted of:
- 91 – Hand-crafted items including; knitted blankets, crocheted blankets, fleece tie-blankets, quilts, hats, booties and bibs
- 12 – Stuffed animals
- 60 – Bibs (donated by QTS leadership)
The group intends to continue their work again in 2016, with plans to craft even more items to donate before the next holiday season!