The Quilting Club at The Heritage of Greens Hills, a healthy living community in Shillington, sewed at least 1,000 quilts for the second consecutive year in 2014. The club, comprising six to 10 female residents of The Heritage who meet weekly, then donated the quilts to a variety of local organizations.
The receiving organizations include the St. Joseph Regional Health network and its Family Birthing Center; Berks Heim Nursing and Rehabilitation; Mary’s Shelter; the Lebanon VA Hospital; homeless veterans in and around Reading; Berkshire Commons Nursing Home; the Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania’s Linus Project; and residents of The Heritage and Green Hills Manor, the personal care community on The Heritage campus.
Veterans Making a Difference, which donated 6,000 lunches and 20,000 pounds of food to veterans and the homeless in Berks County in 2014, is one of the organizations that receives quilts from The Heritage. Doug Graybill, founder of the organization, said, “We distribute the Heritage quilts all over Berks County. The veterans and homeless people we work with really appreciate them. They just grab them up.”
The Heritage of Green Hills is an active, 55+ independent living community located in Shillington. For more information, please visit <www.HeritageofGreenHills.com>.