Random Act of Kid-ness: “Sewing Threads of Hope”

For this week’s Random Act of Kid-ness, we look to Manhattan, where 12 year old Quillyn Smith won an essay contest about kids doing good deeds. In her essay, Quillyn wrote about how she sews quilts for children in a Chinese orphanage. She was adopted from China when she was just 16 months old, and now her new sister will be adopted from China as well.

“I made the quilt for my sister who is four now and we’re adopting her from China this fall so I thought it would be helpful and neat to make baby quilts for the other kids in the orphanage,” ‘Quillyn told 13 News. She says the quilt take hours to complete and she’s been taking sewing lessons. The quilts are meant to keep the kids warm and comfortable in the orphanage but also let them know that someone is thinking about them.

Read more about Quillyn and her quilts here.


“Once you begin to acknowledge random acts of kindness – both the ones you have received and the ones you have given – you can no longer believe that what you do does not matter.” -Dawna Markova 

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