The Camo Quilt Project has received the Make A Difference Day award. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October. Thanks to Connie Nelson, a volunteer from the Milwaukee Area CQP, we registered to be part of this great event. CQP volunteers working in 4 states completed about 130 quilts on October 23, 2010. We also registered to be considered for a $10,000 Make A Difference Day Award from Newman's Own---and WE WON! The award is given to 10 projects who participate in MADD.
This award comes at just the perfect time---when we have been very short on funds. Lately the CQP has had to delay purchasing batting until enough donations came in. $10,000 sounds like a lot of money (and it is!) but each month the project needs about $10,000-$12,000 to purchase the fabric, batting and other supplies needed to make the quilts.
Winning this award is a great honor for the CQP volunteers. We ARE making a difference in the lives of our military. Even though we cannot give a quilt to everyone in the armed services (we only give them to those deployed in the Middle East), our military personnel will hear about the project and know we care. That is what we are about---WE CARE and SUPPORT our military. God bless you all.