the basics charity challenge.

One of the most exciting trends we’ve seen recently in the online quilting community is the willingness of crafters to band together to help those in need.
Consider the many amazing activities already going on: Victoria’s Bumble Beans Basics Quilt Gather, All People Quilts’ Million Pillowcase Challenge, Rachel’s do. Good Stitches charity bee, Heather’s {Modern} Relief project, and Melissa & Beth’s Handmade for the Holidays. It’s been wonderful to see people across the globe, connected by their love of sewing, crafting, and quilting, share their passion and talents in a way to make the world a better place.
Now, Cara from Cara Quilts is challenging all of us to step up and help out in our local communities … and have the chance to win fabulous prizes in the process. Cara’s Basics Charity Challenge is simple in its premise: make a small donation of personal essentials — like paper towels, toiletries, underwear, and socks — to a local organization in need in your community. Let Cara know that you did it. Win great prizes. It’s that easy.
Please read Cara’s beautiful post about her inspiration for this challenge. It’s also where she lists the details of how to play along as well as all of the prizes donated by her generous sponsors.

(And while you’re at it, check out all of the other links we’ve mentioned above too. You’re sure to find an activity that inspires you to get involved in your own special way.)

Big thanks to Cara and her big heart for giving us another opportunity to help others in need. Won’t you accept the challenge?