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ALZHEIMERS ART QUILT INITIATIVE
February 2, 2011

My mother gracefully lived with Alzheimer's form over 12 years -- never a complaint and always a smile. It was difficult to see the disease take over and steal our mother away from us. At the end, we saw the emptiness in her eyes when they used to sparkle.



The AAQI is an amazing project of which I'm glad to be a part. We (the volunteers) have the opportunity to use our creativity to raise funds for AAQI while also raising the public's awareness of this disease. Each time I finish a mini-quilt, I bring it to work and share it with friends.



Ami Simms is a wonderful woman who inspires the rest of us to share our talents for a great cause. The other volunteers who give their time and talents are also wonderful. I especially appreciate those who do the record keeping (something I absolutely hate to do).

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

One of my quilts sold at the International Quilt Festival in Houston for over $100 -- what a great feeling to be able to have so much fun while raising money for Alzheimer's research.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think I would make any changes at all.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes. The experience of making a mini quilt for this cause gave me the satisfaction of contributing to a worthy cause.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Absolutely wonderful.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have donated three mini quilts and joined in the $1,000 promise.