One small square of cotton can
do little to cover a child in a storm,
But many stitched together can
blanket, comfort, and even protect a child in a crisis.
This holiday season, WCA is launching our Hope Quilt Project to spark
a movement of collective creativity with all those who have supported us through the
years. We hope it will be a tangible expression of our communities coming together
to help our youngest and most vulnerable members: babies and infants.
We sent out end-of-year cards with a cotton square enclosed to all who are
on our mailing list for them to add artwork or inspiring words for babies and parents involved in home visiting
programs in Westchester County. When quilted together, the combined creation will reflect our
communal effort to provide extra support to aid these infants and young parents.
Just as a child needs a quilt for warmth and protection, early childhood home visiting
programs provide essential services to families to foster the healthy development of
babies. Currently, only 4% of new parents and their infants who need the support of
trained professionals can participate in these lifesaving, home visiting programs
due to lack of funding.
We hope that you will participate in our Hope Quilt Project and consider making a gift
to WCA to drive our advocacy to increase access to home visiting.
Thanks to the support from our generous donors, WCA is uniquely positioned to raise
awareness and fight for the increased capacity of this crucial service for the critical
first three years of life. For 107 years — and only because of donors like you —
Westchester Children’s Association has been the leading, independent voice for
children and young adults from ages 0 – 25 in our county.
When WCA combines your gifts together with others, we can weave together a quilt
of safety and security for the over 307,000 children and youth under 25 in Westchester.
It will only take a moment to create your message and artwork of hope for babies
and parents in home visiting programs of Westchester County. In this season of giving,
we also hope that you will support WCA with a year-end donation to our organization.
Our work has never been more important.
Wishing you and your loved ones good health, peace, and joy during the holiday
season and throughout the New Year.