On June 12, the Village Quilters, a guild located in Tellico Village with 333 members, generously held a baby shower to benefit the East Tennessee Chapter of Newborns in Need, Inc. The event was held at the First Baptist Church in Tellico Village and was attended by 115 members of the Village Quilters.
The Village Quilters donated a total of 1,216 items to Newborns in Need, including 321 quilts and blankets, valued over $9,000. In addition, over 70 quilts were presented to Quilts for Kids, a nonprofit that provides quilts to comfort children with life-threatening illnesses and children of abuse.
Newborns in Need is a 501(c)3 charity organized to take care of needy babies. NIN volunteers provide care necessities to agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill, and impoverished newborns.
The East Tennessee Chapter of Newborns in Need distributes the items free of charge to babies in the East Tennessee area, including but not limited to, Loudon, Knox, Monroe, Anderson, and Blount counties. Founded upon Christian principles of love and acceptance, Newborns in Need has provided essential items without charge to those in need in East Tennessee since 2008. Newborns in Need is run entirely by volunteers and has approximately 57 chapters across the United States.