The Embroiderers’ Guild of America initiates and supports philanthropic endeavors at both the chapter and national levels. In fact, EGA could be considered an acronym for “Embroiderers Give to America.” Through their community outreach programs, chapter can give to their community, spread the word about EGA, and educate the public about embroidery and needle art.
Colorado Chapter provides continuous outreach support to two organizations:
- Aurora Interchurch Task Force, Inc. – chapter members provide travel toiletries detergent packets, and other requested items (the Aurora Battered Women’s /center is the specified recipient).
- Aurora Center for Active Adults/Aurora Community Knitters and Crocheters – chapter members donate yarns to be knitted/crocheted into items for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, poverty-impacted school children, and other “special needs” programs.
In addition to the chapter’s ongoing community outreach program, Colorado Chapter has a long history of sponsoring philanthropic projects that use members’ needlework skills to accomplish a specific goal. These projects are indeed “win-win” opportunities that offer or members fellowship, laughter, learning, and a sense of accomplishment as we give to our community and others. We invite you to learn more about some notable outreach highlights by clicking on the project title below.
1976: Governor’s Mansion Centennial Rug
1996: Governor’s Mansion Colorado Christmas Tree
2001: Bookmarks & Books for Mexican Hat, Utah School
2004: Ronald McDonald House Angel Tree
2006: Embroidered Needle Books for Chinese Stitchers
2009-2010: Ornaments for Disaster Victims
2016-2018: A variety of products for Women’s Shelter (embroidered cosmetic bags, useful items)