DIRECTORY 2: Types of Projects

DIRECTORY 2: Hands-on Service

HANDS-ON SERVICE: Crafts

QI of Alstonville-Wollongbar, New South Wales, Australia

“Club members and others decorated bras and displayed them along a fence to promote breast cancer awareness. Generated publicity all over Australia.”

QI of Bakersfield, California, U.S.A.

“In October, members begin to make fleece blankets for children in the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program. These are abused or neglected children who have been removed from their homes. They leave with nothing more than the clothes on their backs. Most of us do not knit or crochet, but we can all use scissors. We buy colorful, “kid” print fleece and cut it into 4 by 5 inch squares, fringe it, then roll it up with a small stuffed animal inside, tied up with the salvage. It really helps with club fellowship, as everyone really enjoys doing the hands-on part of it and the joy it brings to the children.”

QI of Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota, U.S.A.

“Donated heart pillows to breast cancer survivors. The pillows are meant to be used under a seatbelt.”

QI of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

“Donated items to a shelter for victims of domestic violence. We also held knitting nights at the shelter. The club also provided Christmas presents for the children.”

QI of Williamstown, Victoria, U.S.A.

“Knee rugs were knitted for our local hospital—much appreciated by elderly patient—and club members were happy to knit rugs because older members felt it was the best ‘hands-on’ service they could do.”

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HANDS-ON SERVICE: Educational Programming

QI of Cambridge, Maryland, U.S.A.

“Club runs an after-school karate club. The club provides these children with enrichment, physical activity, and gifts at holidays, and Quota members mentor the children.”

QI of Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

“Club runs a room at the community health center with examples of all kinds of equipment for the hard-of-hearing—door bells, televisions, loop systems, telephones, etc. Quota members staffed the room and demonstrated how items were used. Audiologists advised the club on what equipment to display.”

QI of Gridley, California, U.S.A.

“Club organized Step Fit to combat obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in conjunction with schools. The club bought 1,000 pedometers and donated them to schools to increase students’ physical activity because schools are currently cutting back or removing physical education programs. The club worked with schools to also have better nutrition programs.”

QI of Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia

“Instituted a Healthy Little Ears Program in local schools. The club also purchased a hearing machine for a local hospital and a modem for deaf people mentored by a club member. Project helped get Quota recognized and encouraged new membership.”

QI of Manila, The Philippines

“The club has a program that teaches abused women skills to support themselves.”

QI of New Delhi, India

“Education program for drop-outs, people who live in the slums, etc.”

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HANDS-ON SERVICE: Meal Preparation and Service

QI of Central Oregon, Oregon, U.S.A.

“We serve food for 50 people at a Ronald McDonald House. This project has total member involvement. Members feel fulfilled as they see the immediate benefit of their assistance. This is a very hands-on service project.”

QI of Gloucester, New South Wales, Australia

“We make Christmas puddings to raise funds. We have helped to build a sunny sitting room and a palliative care room at our local hospital. This project has given us heaps of fun and satisfaction.”

QI of Taree, New South Wales, Australia

“Provided daily meals for a family whilst the mother was away with two children having cochlear implants fitted. One child was difficult at school and at home. The father needed help. The project was done privately with no publicity or fund-raising. It was a feel good situation, helping a family in need and giving moral support to the Dad.”

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HANDS-ON SERVICE: Mentoring

QI of Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia

“Club did a project for children who have social problems. It is called program Connect. The kids, together with a youth worker, collect lost bikes from the police. They repair the bikes and send them overseas for use.”

QI of Eureka, California, U.S.A.

“Participating in a program called launch pad for 15- to 18-year-old runaways or homeless teens. They learn life skills to help them become productive adults.”

QI of New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.

“Club members mentored disadvantaged women identified by the hospital who were about to give birth. Mentoring continued after women had given birth.”

QI of Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.

“We helped Faith Homes Union Street Group Home for Girls 13 to 18 years old. We applied hands-on help in repairing, painting, and redecorating the home. We supplied paint, wallpaper, door locks, and knobs all installed by members. We also bought new appliances for the kitchen. We provided mentoring and information on finances, hygiene training, etiquette when dining out, social graces, and more. These activities have been held over a two-year period and are ongoing. They really brought our club together and gave all members of all ages an opportunity to grow and come closer together within the club.”

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HANDS-ON SERVICE: Relationship Building

QI of Auckland, New Zealand

“Club supports a residential home for the intellectually handicapped. They purchased a uniform for the sporting groups of the home. Club members also took ladies out to lunch and got them all manicures. This project was successful because it was hands on and not just providing funds.”

QI of Batemans Bay, New South Wales, Australia

“Club members work at an organization called Life Without Barriers, which helps disabled young people over school age. We take them shopping and craft with the men and women. The looks on their faces is worth so much. We feel this project breaks down the barriers for all of us.”

QI of Casino, New South Wales, Australia

“Four club members mentored clients in a nursing home. Club members deliver ‘meals on wheels’ annually on weekends in July. Also, we donated money to a school for a computer to help children who are slow learners. Our club sends sympathy cards to bereaved families. The club also provided money to purchase household equipment for a public school to teach children lifestyle skills.”

Cowra Branch of QI of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

“Provide neighbor assistance and aid: visiting the aged, shopping, and sponsoring craft mornings. Our club also collected hearing aids.”

QI of Taree, New South Wales, Australia

“Two club members visit the nursing home weekly for three hours each time. They are supported by the club in whatever they need.”

QI of Taunton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

“Quota members read to children at the local public school (one special needs class and all of the kindergarten classrooms). The teachers select the books and the members come in for a half hour a month. There is a wonderful bonding between members and young children as well as an appreciation from the educators.”

If you would like more information about a project listed in this directory, please e-mail staff@quota.org. We will send you the reporting club’s contact information.

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HANDS-ON SERVICE: Other

QI of Rotorua, New Zealand

“Members went to a special school and took the children out to lunch and to an animal park to give the parents some time off. Some members hadn’t worked with or been with handicapped children, so it was a learning situation for them. The club also collects toiletries for women who are in refuge situations and provides lunch at the hospice.”

QI of Southeast Texas, Texas, U.S.A.

“The club helped process Hurricane Katrina refugees into their local area. They also helped the refugees get access to the numerous services that were available to them.”

If you would like more information about a project listed in this directory, please e-mail staff@quota.org. We will send you the reporting club’s contact information.

  • To return to DIRECTORY 2: Types of Projects Home Page, click here.
  • To go to DIRECTORY 1: Service Targets/Causes, click here.
  • To go to DIRECTORY 3: Seasonal Service Projects, click here.
  • To return to the Quota Club Service Project Directories Home Page, click here.

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