Quilts are a unique form of art; both lovely and serviceable, and they bring warmth in so many ways. On December 12, one quilt brought great feelings of warmth to the Upper Rogue Community Center, even though it was nowhere near the building. On that day, the Material Girls made a $1335.14 donation to the center’s Youth Program. The donation represented half of their net proceeds from their 2012 Opportunity Quilt Drawing, and a lot of volunteer hours on the part of both groups. Each spring, the Material Girls partner with a different charitable organization and begin selling tickets for the drawing which will take place at the November Quilt Show. For 2012 the partner was the new URCC Youth Program, and the two groups managed record ticket sales for this year’s quilt. Keeping it local, the winner this year was a Shady Cove resident!
Where will the money go? First, it’s hard to believe it’s been almost exactly one year since the Boys and Girls Club announced they were leaving Shady Cove and the URCC stepped in with the seemingly impossible idea of starting their own Youth Program to fill the void. Yet in those few months the center has already completed a successful summer program and the after school activities are in full swing. Current programs include; Leadership, Girl Talk, Teen Club, Homework Help, Computers, Arts & Crafts, Cooking and more! The cost? $10 per year for a single child, $25 per year for a household (includes access to most programs & activities); and that is where the Material Girls’ donation will help out – keeping the Youth Program costs affordable!
For more information on the Youth Program, call 541-878-2702.