Comfort Quilts are donated to shelters, refugee organizations and not-for-profits that offer assistance to people in need. At this time there are 16 recipient organizations. Usually a donation of around 30 adult and 30 kids/baby quilts is made. So, an organization receives quilts from YH every two to three years, with some noted exceptions. The type of quilt is noted with and “A” for adult and “K” for kids/baby
The other type of quilts donated are auction quilts. Until recently, there have not been requests for fundraising auction quilts. Oasis Community Centre was given a quilt for an on-line auction scheduled for 12/21.
Anduhyaun – Anduhyaun.org
Anduhyan offers shelter and transition to the indigenous community. They strive to support indigenous women and children in their efforts to maintain their cultural identity, self esteem, economic, physical and spiritual well-being
Most recently they received 30 “A” and 20 “K” in September 2019
Covenant House – covenanthousetoronto.ca
Covenant House is the largest agency in Canada serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk. Covenant House is inclusive, intentional and impactful.
Received: 10 “A” quilts in 2021
Cummer Lodge – Cummer Lodge
Cummer Lodge is one of ten city operated long time care homes. Cummer Lodge provides individualized care to each of its 391 residents within a safe and friendly environment. Guided by the CARE values – Compassion | Accountability | Respect | Excellence, they are committed to improving quality of life and support for healthy aging.
Received: 6 “A” quilts in April 2022
Downsview Long Term Care Centre (Formerly Casa Verde LTCC) – Downsview Long Term Care Centre
Downsview is a Long Term Care facility where clients find themselves surrounded by caring staff, nutritious meals, and a wealth of stimulating activities and experiences. They have built their business by taking pride in all that they do, including construction and renovation projects, hiring staff that complements its vision for health and nutrition, and providing safe and caring facilities where clients enjoy calling their home.
Received 10 “A” quilts in February 2022
Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter – Ernestines.ca
Ernestines strives to be inclusive by offering client centred services to children, your and women who have experienced and/or witnessed violence.
Received 30 “A” and 20 “K” in September 2019
Flags of Hope Quilts
10 Quilts were pieced and quilted for Flags of Hope. To read more about the Flags of Hope project click here
Fred Victor Transitional Housing – Fredvictor.org
Transitional housing helps people who have histories of homelessness, addiction, or periods of incarceration – to find and keep a home
Received 17 “A” quilts in November 2019
Homes First Society – homesfirst.on.ca
Homes come in many shapes and sizes but each is a safe, stable refuge. With a home, people can be part of a community, obtain ID, register for social services, and keep in touch with family and friends. With a home, people gain respect, dignity, and the ability to care for themselves and others. With a home, people can build a future. Everyone needs a home.
Received 12 “A” quilts in November 2019
Humewood House is a resource centre for young pregnant and parenting women. They offer shelter and transition for single moms. They have recently announced they are working together with Massey Centre and will continue to operate under the name Massey Centre (Massey.ca)
Received 21 “A” and 24 “K” quilts in January 2021
Interval House – Intervalhouse.ca
Offer shelter and transition mostly to refugees. They provide all the basic necessities for the duration of their stay such as food, toiletries, emergency medicine, and baby supplies. They also have an accessible suite, to accommodate residents with special needs. It’s truly a warm and comfortable home.
Received 12 “A” and 18 “K” in May, 2019
Lytton Fire Disaster
On a Wednesday in July 2021 a wildfire ripped through the village of Lytton, BC forcing roughly 1.000 locals to flee their homes. Businesses, farms, vehicles and ambulance station were decimated by the quick moving blaze.
Received 10 “A” and 10 “K” quilts in July 2021
Nameres – nameres.org
Na-Me-Res is a safe space for Aboriginal men to learn new skills and live healthy lives on or off the streets.
Received 16 “A” quilts
Native Child & Family Services – Nativechild.org
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto strives to provide a life of quality, well-being, caring and healing for children and families in the Toronto Native Community.
Received 25 “A” and 27 “K” quilts in August 2019
Received 30 “A” and 30 “K” quilts in April 2022
Nellies – nellies.org
Nellies Mission is to operate programs and services for women and children who have and are experiencing oppressions such as violence, poverty and homelessness.
Received 30 “A” quilts in October 2018
Received 60 quilts (30 adult/30 child) August 2022
Noninna’s Table – Scaddingcourt.org
Nonnina’s Table aims to support and foster the well being of individuals, families, and community groups by providing and encouraging both local and international opportunities for recreation, education, athletics, community participation and inclusive social interaction. They offer monthly community dinners and provide annual gift and food baskets to be distributed close to Christmas.
Received: CQ began donating in 2017 with 65 plus “K” quilts and collected personal care items from our membership. In 2021 a mountain of quilts – 88 Kids & 20 Adult comfort quits were provided to Nonnina’s table in December! A wonderful effort!
Scarborough Motel Charity
A group of adults and children that are waiting for housing in the GTA.
Received: 45 Quilts in 2021
Sistering – sistering.org
Sistering is a multi-service agency for at-risk, socially isolated women and trans people in Toronto who are homeless or precariously housed. They offer community meals, counselling and transition services.
Received: CQ has been donating to Sistering since 2016. 28 “A” and 22 “K” quilts were donated in January 2020.
At Christmas two sets of Adult, kid and baby quilts are provided for a free raffle to be held at their Holiday Party.
Sojourn House – sojournhouse.org
Coming from the most war-torn, poverty stricken countries around the world children, women and men will seek refuge at Sojourn House. Their shelter and transitional housing programs assist them with their integration into Canadian society. By offering shelter, safety and other essential services, Sojourn House is the helping hand and the umbrella of hope for refugees while they begin to rebuild a life in Toronto.
Received quilts in 2017
St. Clair Inn – stclairinn.com
Women find care and comfort off the street. They find a place to call home for up to a year; their own bedroom and a shared space that feels like a real home. St. Clare Inn is a place where they live with others struggling with similar issues but in the presence of female support workers who can provide assistance and guidance
Received 10 adult quilts – Aug 2022
StreetHaven at the Crossroads – streethaven.org
Streethaven offers shelter for homeless women. In addition to emergency shelter they offer supportive housing, addition services and training services for women.
Received 30″A” and 20 “K” quilts
Quilts for Survivors – quiltsforsurvivors.ca
Vanessa Genier, indigenous mother from Missianbie First Nation in Ontario started an organization in support of victims of the residential school system. Through a nation-wide collective effort of volunteers, quilters from across Canada craft full-sized blankets that are sent to survivors of the Residential School System and survivors of other trauma.
Received 4 “A” quilts, 1 Flimsy and numerous blocks in 2021
Received 14 quilt tops made with disappearing shoo fly blocks (from the January CQ meeting), together with other quilt tops, quilts and fabric donations in August 2022
Women’s Habitat – womenshabitat.ca
Women’s Habitat offers a safe, confidential location with all the services a woman needs to make a new life for herself and her children.
Received 30 “A” quilts
Roz’s Healing Place – drrozshealingplace.com
DRHP provides emergency crisis and care to all those who identify as women, children, and youth emerging from abusive relationships. DRHP provides access to a safe living environment conducive to healing wellness. DRHP also provides Public education, Community outreach, and School programs. Services are provided through an integrative and holistic approach.
Received 30 “A” and 30 “K” quilts in 2018
Thunder Women Healing Lodge – twhls.ca
Counselling and transition for Indigenous women recently released from incarceration.
Received 30 “A” quilts