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Joplin Children's Haven Receives Quilt Donations
By Brad Douglas
JOPLIN, MO.--- Dozens of quilts were given to children in need at an area shelter. The Children's Haven in Joplin received several homemade quilts from the Town and Country Quilt Guild. More than a thousand third graders from Joplin, Webb City, Carthage and Carl Junction drew art that conveyed the spirit of hope. The quilting guild then sewed the images onto the quilts. Organizers say a homemade quilt is like getting a hug, and the kids definitely need them.
"They're beautiful and to have the child friendly themes and all the different things they've drawn for us. I think we'll be able to hang some up on the walls, use some on the beds. I think you'll see them everywhere around the house," said Stephanie Theis, Children's Haven Executive Director.
The new Children's Haven, which is next door to the old building, is expected to open soon and provide more room for the staff and children.