Community Giving

Our guild works together to make quilts that are donated to community organizations. We've compiled this list of Boise-area recipient organizations, types of quilts they accept and other pertinent information. We update this list occasionally, but you may want to contact respective organizations to verify details prior to dropping off your quilt donation. (Last updated May 2024)

If you are aware of any other organizations that accept quilt donations, please email us at [email protected] and we'll add it to this list.


Agency for New Americans

Quilt sizes: Twin, full and sometimes queen sizes.

Delivery: Drop off at 1607 W. Jefferson St. (inside the Jannus building) Monday, Wednesday or Thursday anytime between 9 am and 4 pm. Ask for Brandee at the front desk.

What they do: Agency for New Americans (ANA) is a program of Jannus, Inc., a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Boise, ID. ANA is a refugee resettlement agency and affiliate office of Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), one of 10 national resettlement agencies in the United States. The general goal is that clients achieve self-sufficiency as quickly as possible, however new Americans are eligible to receive services for up to 5 years after their United States arrival.

Contact: Brandee Robles, Donations Coordinator, [email protected], 208-338-0033 ext. 0163, 1614 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID 83702


Cascade Life Alliance 

Quilt sizes: lap size quilts are best; they can be placed on the donor’s lap/legs, without interfering in the medical team’s work

Colors & themes: there are considerably more male donors in our area, so consider gender-neutral designs and colors (green, blue, red, brown, orange, low-volume); there is less need for pinks and florals

Special notes: please no religious symbols, logos, political references, etc.; and there is little need for pinks and floral quilts; no need for children’s fabrics or designs; please wash your finished quilt and add a BMQG label (available at meetings)

Delivery: bring completed quilts to monthly meetings

What they do: Cascade Life Alliance serves the families of organ donors, hospital partners, transplant centers that care for recipients, and a variety of workplace partners. Their commitment to save lives through organ donation starts with support of organ donors and their families. As part of the process, they give a quilt to families of deceased organ donors. These quilts become family heirlooms and tangible reminders of the deceased donor.

Contact: Matthew Coffin, RN, [email protected]



Quilt sizes: Twin and queen size are the most commonly needed for recipient families; other sizes will find a home, too.

Special notes: Please attach a simple tag or label (e.g., a note safety-pinned to a corner) indicating the size to help with sorting and distribution.

Delivery: Drop off at 511 S Americana Blvd., Monday - Friday anytime between 9 am and 3 pm.

What they do: CATCH works to create a safe, healthy, connected community by embracing Housing First best practices, empowering those without housing, building collaborative partnerships, and increasing public understanding to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring.


New Path Housing

Quilt sizes: Any size would be great!

Special notes: New Path can also use:

  • little BINGO prizes for residents (just no candles or incense allowed at New Path);
  • trinkets or small household items
  • supplies for a weekly cooking group to show residents what they can make out of the items that get donated to our food bank, such as basic kitchen spices (salt, pepper, hot sauce, cinnamon, vanilla, etc.) and still-functioning used pots, pans, crockpots, utensils

Delivery: 2200 W. Fairview Ave. in downtown Boise; located next door to the Red Lion Hotel. Call 208-318-1346 to meet a staff member outside the entrance.

What they do: New Path offers homes for chronically homeless people and then surrounds them with care to address the challenges that contribute to their homelessness. The approach saves lives and saves our community money. (Note: New Path and CATCH are community partners.)


Project Linus

Quilt sizes: Quilt size requested is 54“ x 72” or 60“ x 72” (referred to as teen size).

Special notes: Their greatest need is quilts given to teen boys, therefore, bright and cheery age appropriate fabric designs are requested.

Delivery: Drop off locations in the Treasure Valley are listed here on their website.


Quilts of Valor

Quilt sizes: The recommended size of a Quilt of Valor is 60″ x 80″; it must be a minimum of 55″ x 65″ and maximum of 72″ x 90".

Special notes: It must be machine or hand quilted. A tied quilt is not acceptable for a Quilt of Valor. If you’d like to make something for QOV, read about their guidelines here.

What they do: Quilts are given to military service members touched by war. The QOV Canyon County chapter is asking for folks to help with their goal of making and gifting 100 quilts to veterans by the end of 2024.

Contact: Sue Laird at [email protected]


Ronald McDonald House

Quilt sizes: They accept quilts ranging from crib size to bed size.

Special note: Quilts and blankets are gifted to families who stay at the House.

Delivery: Drop off quilts any time from 9 am - 6 pm, Sunday - Saturday.

What they do: The Idaho Ronald McDonald House serves families with seriously ill or injured children being treated at a Boise area medical facility. At the House, families have a warm, comfortable place to sleep, eat, and find support, care, understanding and compassion.

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St. Luke’s Hospital

Quilt sizes: Quilts of all sizes are accepted for adults, children’s cancer clinic, and children’s hospital.

Special notes: Quilts must come from an environment free of smoke, pet dander, dust and perfumes and be newly made, unused, clean, free from pins and odors. Fabrics are requested to be free from political, religious, discriminatory or violent content. See more details about donation requirements here.

Delivery: Donations can be delivered to various locations, including St. Luke’s Health Foundation, 420 W. Idaho Street, Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4 pm.


Women and Children’s Alliance

Quilt sizes: Quilt sizes for twin size beds or larger.

Delivery: Drop off quilts at the 8th street entrance at our downtown location: 720 W. Washington St. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, noon - 4 pm.


Victim Services Center of Ada County

Quilt sizes: Any size, including throw/lap size and larger. Zipper pouches and backpacks for personal care items also accepted.

Delivery: 417 S. 6th St. in downtown Boise; located near Trader Joe’s and the Flicks

What they do: The Ada County Victim Services Center provides services to all who have experienced domestic abuse, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, stalking, and human trafficking regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, marital status, or sexual orientation.

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