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FORT LUPTON — Kidz Quiltz of Fort Lupton, a nonprofit organization that provides quilts to emotionally and financially needy child victims, received a $2,500 donation in May from Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
“Kidz Quiltz, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization, sews and freely gives child-sized, unique quilts to children who have experienced great loss through natural disasters, poverty, social problems and the like,” said Kidz Quiltz founder, Wilma Hamilton. “Through their philanthropy, Anadarko shows their support and care for those most vulnerable in our world.”
Hamilton said the funds will be used to purchase supplies “batting and rotary cutting blades — items that are exhausted very quickly when creating quilts.”
In return, Hamilton said, Anadarko has requested 25 quilts be sent to a needy area near Mozambique, Africa.
Hamilton said Anadarko supported more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the state in 2013 with donations topping $1 million.
Since 2005, Hamilton said her organization has provided more than 5,00 quilts that have “been sent to pint-sized victims affected by floods, earthquakes, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes and poverty.” Hamilton said more than 250 quilts were distributed to local communities affected by the 2013 floods.
Quilts have also been delivered to children in Mississippi, California, Texas, Hawaii, Alaska, Missouri, Oklahoma and South Dakota, as well as internationally to places like eastern Europe, Haiti, Africa, Cameroon, Togo, Uganda, Peru, England and the Philippines.
“Kidz Quiltz is passionate about ‘wrapping kids in love,’” Hamilton said. “Anadarko and Kidz Quiltz stand together in showing the community that someone cares.”
For more information about Kidz Quiltz, visit them on Facebook or online at www.kidzquiltz.org, or call Hamilton at 303-857-8600.
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