During the entire month of October, Threshold’s tins “Quilts for Kids” will be placed at every Thrifty Foods’ cashier in the region. This is a total of 13 stores. The “Quilts for Kids” program was started by a group of quilters who felt it important that youth in transition have a tangible object that would represent care, hope and the need for a sanctuary. Each youth that leaves a Threshold House, and the scattered housing program (SHY), receive a quilt. It is a sign that their life is precious, that someone cares about them, and that they deserve a safe place to live. Often, the quilt is the only object of beauty they possess. The quilting program is currently run by Fran McArthur. Producing a quilt is a labour of love and Threshold is honoured to have people willing to devote so much time to their production.