Over the past year, Dorcas Ministries has collected more than 50 beautiful quilts to commemorate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary. Now they are being auctioned off to raise money for Dorcas’ outreach services.
Quilts can also be viewed and bid on online. The quilt auction has been extended, and bids will be accepted through noon, Friday, Nov. 9.
The Quilt Fundraiser is part of Dorcas Ministries’ 50th Anniversary celebration which had a theme of Stitching Together a Community: 50 Years of Service.
“The fundraiser inspired the theme,” said Ellen Frazier, marketing and volunteer manager. “Someone presented the idea – off-handed almost – but we were all engaged with it and excited about it.”
Beginning in July 2017, volunteer quilters were invited to create a quilt inspired by the nonprofit’s years of service to the Cary community.
“We’ve been blown away by the community support with this project. We originally were requesting 50 quilts, and we ended up with 61, and someone made this beautiful stuffed dog,” said Frazier.
“It has been a good reminder for us just how much the community supports what we do. It’s been very encouraging how receptive people have been on donating the quilts and, now that the auction has started, on doing the bidding or buying.”
All the donated quilts (and that cute stuffed dog!) will be displayed at 171 High House Road, the end unit at Dorcas Plaza. Showings will be:
- Oct. 25, 5-8 p.m.
- Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.
- Oct. 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
If you are not available for one of the showings, but would like to see the quilts in person, contact Frazier at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
Quilts can also be viewed and bid on online. Bids will be accepted through noon, Monday, Nov. 5.
Dorcas is named after a woman from the Bible who made garments for the poor and became notable for her charitable work. Today, Dorcas Ministries provides crisis relief to Western Wake residents who seek stability and self-sufficiency through food and financial aid, scholarships, training programs, referrals and an affordable thrift shop.