While most people view retirement as a well-deserved permanent vacation, one retired woman opts to spend her days giving back—10 hours a day/7 days a week.
Working from her basement workshop, Trudie Hughes makes it her personal mission to stitch 2 quilts a day (about 60 quilts per month) for the children of La Causa crisis center in downtown Milwaukee, WI.
This short video clip chronicles the not-so-average day of Trudie Hughes, a retired woman who dedicates her spare time to bringing comfort and joy to children—through handmade quilts.
Through generous fabric donations, and sometimes dipping into her personal funds, Trudie takes the time to make sure each quilt is carefully made and unique in design. Though each quilt costs about $50, the comfort each child receives makes all of Trudie’s efforts worth it.
La Causa is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing children, youth and families with quality, comprehensive services to nurture healthy family life and enhance community stability. Having been a member of UST since 2003, La Causa provides a safe and loving environment for children through child daycare services.
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