Quilters Come Through In Economic Downturn

Quilters Come Through In Economic Downturn

Quilters Come Through In Economic Downturn

(Burton, Michigan--April 1, 2009) The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) had a remarkably successful first year as a nonprofit organization especially during these tough economic times. The AAQI raised more than $135,000 in 2008. After expenses for programs, it has almost $117,000 with which to fund Alzheimer's research.

The AAQI is a totally volunteer organization. No funds are spent on fundraising and 100% of its revenue is used to fund its programs and support research. Transparency is important to the organization which provides an accounting of all funds both raised and spent and on its website at Show Me The Money.

The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative is a national, grassroots organization whose mission is to raise awareness and fund research. Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece (a nationally touring exhibit of quilts about Alzheimer's) and the Priority: Alzheimer’s Quilts project are two of its efforts. The AAQI has raised more than $285,000 for Alzheimer’s research since January 2006. Ami Simms of Flint, Michigan is the founder and executive director of AAQI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Her mother had Alzheimer’s.

For more information on the AAQI or to make a donation, contact Ami Simms at 810-637-5586 (9 a.m – 3 p.m. Eastern) or email ami@alzquilt.org.


Contact: Ami Simms, Founder and Executive Director
Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative
1200 Creekwood Trail
Burton, MI 48509