We did a couple of videos of recipients saying why they like the quilt they received. I really thought that I had already uploaded two of these - but one of them is missing. (Sigh) So it will be next weekend before I can get it from the photographer. Only two of them were willing to talk on camera. Again, for privacy issues there are no faces shown.
Here is one of the guys telling why he chose this quilt.
I had to edit the video to remove his face so you don't hear him say "thank you" But I think with what he says you can tell he is grateful.
There is a funny story behind this. The executive director was telling me that the teens were asked to make a list of things they would want for Christmas. My church had an Angel Tree where you could pick an angel and buy for them from these lists. None of the items were extravagant. I saw things like "a watch" "new socks" "Axe cologne" (hey, they are teenagers). On one guy's list he put "anything to do with fishing." (I am using Joe to protect privacy, it is not his real name.) When the quilts were put on the table, another guy saw this quilt and picked it up. I said "Who is the fishing guy?" He grinned and said "that is Joe. Hey, where is Joe" Then he handed him the quilt and said "Look at this one" Joe took the quilt and said "This is the one I want!"
Now who would have thought that we would have had a fishing quilt, just for this guy?
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