Patched Works Patched Works is an outreach program dedicated to warming the hearts of Metropolitan Atlanta by offering hope through quilt donations. As an annual initiative of Building on Faith’s O.U.R. Movement program, Patched Works allows us to teams up with donators, textile suppliers/vendors, local art schools, students, and volunteers to transform recycled materials into handmade quilts for assisted living facilities, children hospitals, and homeless shelters.
- More than one million tons of textiles are discarded annually, with the bulk of these textiles coming from consumer households, as well as from fabric and yarn manufacturers, garment manufacturers and the retail industry.
- Credential clothing and mixed rags that are not recycled can create problems in landfills. Synthetic fiber products do not decompose in landfills, and woolen garments will decompose, however, produce methane during the decomposition process.
- Building on Faith has collected approximately 700lbs of material designated for landfills and will make more than 200 quilts.
BUILDING ON FAITH “CARES”
Building on Faith has pledged to donate 2250 CARE Packages to the six most populated homeless shelters in Atlanta twice a year in an effort to build hope and support impoverished communities. Each CARE package will consist of items that will change seasonally. Building on Faith will disseminate the care packages throughout June and December.