Quilting Therapy-BAMA Works Fund Of The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
For the 4th year in a row, Lafayette School has applied for and been awarded The BAMA Works fund of the Dave Matthews Band Foundation for the Lafayette School quilting program. Our students design and create quilts that are donated to #ProjectLinus, a program that donates the quilts locally and nationally to be distributed to children in hospitals, shelters, social service agencies, or anywhere that a child might be in need of a big hug. Lafayette School quilts have been donated to flood victims in West Virginia, as well as a young 9 year-old cancer survivor in Canada. Our students have made and donated almost 60 quilts to #ProjectLinus. Each of our students has also made a quilt for their own comfort. The goal of this project is two-fold - 1) Providing a learning opportunity that will last a lifetime by teaching our students to use sewing machines and quilt, 2) demonstrate for our student the internal grace that accompanies giving to less fortunate one than us.
The red, white and blue quilts will be going to TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for young people who have lost a loved one/parent in the line of duty for our Country.
Thank you Dave Matthews Band BAMAWorks fund for granting us this opportunity!
Our Staff and Students thank BAMA Works fund of the Dave Matthews Band and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation for their generous and continued support.