Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Quilt raffle to benefit ailing children

By ANN NICCUM, aniccum@edwpub.net

The Madison County Association for Home and Community Education (MCAHCE) kicked off a fund-raiser on Monday to help children with cancer.

The group is raffling off a quilt that is hand embroidered and hand quilted.

Special Activities Director Pat Harmon said the quilt was made locally.

"Bea Tebbe, of Highland, did all the quilting," she said.

The raffle tickets are now on sale. The cost is $1 for one and $5 for six.

Tickets will be sold until the raffle drawing in November and the winner will be notified at that time.

Until then, Harmon said the quilt will remain in storage.

She said there are pictures of the quilt available for view.

The money collected from the raffle will go to Happiness is Serving Kids in Distress Situations, Inc. (H.I.S.K.I.D.S).

The group located in Highland gives support to children with cancer.

H.I.S.K.I.D.S. will use the money to help pay for the cost of camp for children afflicted with cancer and their siblings.

"It is a week long stay at Camp Wartburg near Waterloo," Harmon said.

Matching funds for the camp will also be provided by Thrivent Financial.

MCAHCE is a non-profit organization that was chartered in 1936.

It is a branch of Illinois Association of Home and Community Education (IAHCE).

After 70 years, MCAHCE includes 16 clubs in Madison County.

MCAHCE's mission is "to encourage a healthy, stable home environment, fulfillment through community involvement, and benefits of continuing education through monthly 'lessons for living.'"

For more information about the fund-raiser, to buy a raffle ticket or learn more about becoming a member of MCAHCE, contact Family Issues Director Edna Head at 656-8135.

1 comment:

Ashely Thompson said...

We can never do to little for our children.