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Christmas Fidget Quilts & Pillows Workshop

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110 Drury Dr

110 Drury Drive

La Plata, MD 20646

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Will you join us for this rewarding experience! Help us sew gifts for seniors with Alzheimer's and dementia.

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Fidget Quilts & Pillows Workshops: Nov. 30 - Dec. 16

QUILTING SENSATIONS (Community Outreach Project) Course #: 3201

Tis the season to be sewing!!! . . . UTA is excited to begin our annual senior care holiday projects in which we make hand-crafted, and machine sewn gifts for residents of local nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. It is a special time of the year that we set aside to help spread holiday cheer to residents who are shut-in, often with infrequent visits from family and friends. Our heart-felt gifts and cards are simple gestures of kindness to express to the recipients that they are not alone and are remembered during this season of giving. In turn, the bright smiles that illuminate the face of each recipient immensely reward our staff and volunteers.

Will you join us for this rewarding experience! This year, we will be making fidget quilts and pillows per the following workshops, which are free to anyone willing to donate their time to benefit others:

WORKSHOPS

FIDGET QUILTS & PILLOWS (Ages 8 and up)

Fidget Quilts (sensory blankets) are lap blankets covered with embellishments and are great for people experiencing Alzheimer's, dementia, and/or memory loss. Fidget Pillows (sensory cushions) serve the same purpose. The most rewarding benefit of these beautiful keepsake gifts is that recipients can use their hands to alleviate agitation. The constant touching of the garnishments helps to stimulate and maintain fine motor skills.

Class Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays (11:00 AM – 1:00 PM) Workshop Fee: FREE

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COURSE INSTRUCTIONS

Workshop Supplies: UTA will provide a selected supply of fabric and sewing notions.

Participant Requirements: Bring your sewing machine, thread, and other sewing notions. UTA has a limited number of machines available for use (first come-first served). Masks are required.

Donation Request: Any donations of supplies ( fabric scraps, zippers, large buttons, snaps, ribbons, plastic beads, etc.) will be most appreciated. We also accept monetary donations via paypal. Click here Thank you

Optional: In addition to helping with the outreach project, participants will have an opportunity to make a personal pillow if desired.

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Upward Thrive Academy, Inc. (UTA) is a 501(c)(3) human services organization, dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to overcome adversities and function at their highest capacity. The mission of UTA is to promote personal, family, community, and occupational wellness. We execute our mission by providing educational and vocational training, health and developmental resources, and community engagement events and activities for people of all ages.

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110 Drury Dr

110 Drury Drive

La Plata, MD 20646

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Over the past nine years, UTA has outreached to our local communities aiding the homeless and others in crisis conditions, senior citizens, and youth through a plethora of services ranging from our annual Cupcakes for Christmas® Toy Drives to our Budding Authors literacy program. After years of continued outreach, Upward Thrive Academy, Incorporated officially in 2019 and we are an official 501(c)(3) human services organization in Southern Maryland. We are gratified to say that we have remained passionate and committed to positively impacting the lives of those within our communities who greatly need charitable services to sustain a lifestyle of health and wellness.

The mission of UTA is to promote personal, family, and occupational wellness. We execute our mission by providing educational and vocational training, developmental resources, and community engagement events and activities for people of all ages. Our Motto: LOOK. LIVE. THRIVE. UP!

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