The Buddy Pal for Life Fund
Quilting Club
In addition to providing a "Hope Package" to the newly diagnosed pediatric cancer patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
our organization also makes and donates  quilts to the oncology unit at CHOP.  Our small group of volunteers are making and
donating the quilts on February 21 to celebrate the day our son, Zachary was born and also on October 11, to honor to day he
became our "little angel". Our goal is to donate over 80 quilts a year to pediatric oncology patients.  With the dedication of our
volunteers,  we know we will give the children something they will cherish for a long time.   Our son, Zachary received a quilt from
"Quilts for Kids"  while he was in the hospital during one of his many admissions.  He called the quilt, "my magic quilt".  Zachary
said it was made with love and it always would make him feel special because another child made it for him!  Our other two children
wanted to honor Zachary's memory in this special way so our quilting club was started.
Here's a picture of some of our volunteers who made quilts for
our organization.  On February 21, 2003, Zachary's 8th birthday,
our organization donated 54 quilts to the oncology unit at The
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  Our volunteers completed 37
quilts,  in the course of seven weeks and Quilts for Kids donated
17 of the quilts we gave out in memory of our son.  This was our
first quilt donation!
On February 21, 2004, Zach's 9th birthday,  our fund donated
42 quilts to the oncology unit at CHOP.  These quilts were
made by our dedicated quilting volunteers.
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To view February 2009 pictures
***On February 21, 2009, Zach's 14th birthady, 36
quilts/blankets were made and donated.  Thank you to our
volunteers, especially Emily, Kim and West Chester
University's Council for Exceptional Children.
On October 11, 2009, Zach's 7th angel day, our volunteers
made and donated 45 quilts/blankets to the oncology unit at
CHOP.  We appreciate all the time the volunteers give to
make the special quilts/blankets!
To view October 2009 pictures
On February 21, 2010, Zach's 15th birthday, our volunteers
made and donated 31 quilts and 11 fleece blankets to the
oncology unit at CHOP.  Thank you to our dedicated
volunteers!
To view February 2010 pictures
On October 11, 2010, Zach's 8th angel day, our volunteers
made and donated 50 quilts/blankets and 30 pillowcases to
the oncology patients at CHOP.  Our appreciation goes out
to all our dedicated volunteers, who have made this
possible!
To view October 2010 pictures.
On February 21, 2011 (Zach's 16th birthday in the
heavens), our volunteers made and donated 50
quilts/blankets to the oncology patients at CHOP.  These
quilts bring a much needed smile to these patients.  We
couldn't do this without our awesome volunteers!  Our
thanks goes out to:  Girl Scout Troop #4385, West
Chester University's Council for Exceptional Children;
West Chester University's  WCAEYC  group; clamshell
guild of CT; 8th grade autism support class at The
Vanguard School; along with our dedicated volunteers!
To view February 2011 pictures
On October 11, 2011, Zach's 9th angel day, our
volunteers made and donated 40 quilts/fleece blankets.  
These quilts provide the patients some comfort and
warmth during their hospital stay.  Our volunteers are
truly dedicated people who wish to provide some
comfort, warmth and hope to the pediatric oncology
patients at CHOP.
On February 21, 2012 in honor's of Zach's 17th
birthday, our volunteers made and donated 35
quilts/blankets to the pediatric oncology patients at
CHOP.  These cheerful quilts provide comfort & hope to
these patients during their hospital stays.  We couldn't do
this without our dedicated volunteers who help us every
year.  Our thanks and appreciation goes out to:  Katie ,
Georgine , Suei, Chuck, Cathy,  and West Chester
University's Council for Exceptional Children who made
the fleece blankets.
To view October 2011 pictures
To view February 2012 pictures
On October 11, 2012 to honor Zach's 10th
"angel" day, our volunteers made and
donated 40 quilts/blankets to the pediatric
oncology patients at CHOP.  We hope
spread some love and laughter to these
children!
Our thanks and appreciation goes out to our
volunteers:  Katie, Alex, Cathy, Georgine,
Lindsey, and the West Chester University's
Council for Exceptional Children.
On February 21, 2013 to celebrate Zach's
18th birthday, our volunteers made and
donated 43 quilts/blankets to the pediatric
oncology patients at CHOP.  Our
warmest thantks goes to our volunteers:  
Alex, Katie, Cathy, Georgine, Sue, Joe,
and the West Chester University's
Council for Exceptional Children.  We
could not do this without your dedication
to bringing a smile to these patients!
To view October 2012 pictures
To view February 2013 pictures
In honor of Zach's 20th birthday our
fund donated 45 quilts/fleece blankets
and 4 pillows to the oncology patients at
CHOP.  Top picture on left our quilts
made by HHS students, bottom photo
are all the quilts/blankets.  Thank you to
all our volunteers:  Amy, Katie,
Georgine, Cathy, Mary Jean,  HHS
sewing student's, DHMS service club,
and the NJ marketing group of Bayada
Nursing (thanks Chris!).  It is so nice to
spread some comfort and warmth to the
patients.
In October 2014, in honor of
Zach's 12th Angel day, our fund's
volunteers made and donated 45
quilts/fleece blankets to the
oncology patients at CHOP.  A
big thank you to Katie, Cathy,
Sue, WCU's council for
exceptional children, and
DHMS's service club!
In honor of Zach's 19th birthday
in Feb. 2014, our volunteers
made and donated 25 quilts and
25 fleece blankets to the
oncology patients at CHOP.
 
Thank you to Georgine, Sue,
Katie, Alex, Cathy, and WCU's
Council for Exceptional Children,
and DHMS's service club.
In October of 2013 our fund made and
donated 25 quilts and 20 fleece blankets in
honor of Zach's 11th Angel day.  Thank you to
our volunteers:  Katie, Georgine, Sue, Alex,
Cathy, WCU's Council for Exceptional
Children.  We couldn't do this without the
dedication of our volunteers.