Volunteers helping volunteers

Crime Stoppers of Grey Bruce, as it is in other regions, is completely volunteer driven and, without support through fundraising and donations, police would not receive the help that they need in solving crime and streets would be less safe.

       Immediate past-Chair of Crime Stoppers, Betty Bender, is amazed at the new ‘showstopper’ quilt

Last week, Crime Stoppers received the help of other community volunteers when the Kincardine Sunset Quilters Guild donated an incredible quilt for Crime Stoppers to be able to raffle in order to raise funds.

The standard King size comforter is 86″ to 88″ in length.  The Crime Stoppers new quilt is 102 inches in length and 94 inches wide and is a showstopper.

Last year, Guild quilter Mary Coats also created a child’s quilt that Crime Stopper was able to raffle off and raise funds.  This year the Guild went all out as Ann Finlayson headed up the project for the ‘showstopper’ quilt, collecting fabric and organizing the quilters.

The quilt will be on display throughout the year at various fundraising events where the public will be able to purchase raffle tickets knowing that they are also helping to keep communities safe through the work of Crime Stoppers.