What is that you might say? Until recently, I too had not heard of the Rose Gallagher Project. Some weeks ago, there was an article in the Inner West Courier, spotted by eagle eyed Evelyn. It is too long to reproduce here, so I shall summarise it. If you would like to read it in full, click on this link here. It is very inspiring.
The late Rose Gallagher bequeathed 2 adjoining Five Dock properties to CatholicCare Sydney when she died in 2008, specifically to be used as a halfway house for teenagers who had faced extreme hardships. Two houses have been erected on this land to provide accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness, emotional and/ or physical abuse and will be operated by CatholicCare's youth homelessness program ALIVE. The cottages are called Molly's Cottage and Rose's Cottage in honour of Rose and her sister Molly, the original owners of the land.
On 29th June, Evelyn and Jill delivered 6 quilts to this project.
These are all large double bed quilts. We don't normally make anything larger than single bed quilts, but these were either donations already in the cupboard, or single size quilts which simply had a few rows added to make them wider.
Congratulations to Evelyn for organising this little project.