Some 25 years ago, two ladies from Texas Trails RV Park in Pharr were asked to supply some warm blankets to a small Mexican mission. They made fifteen quilts from used clothing and donated them. After years of used quilt donations, the ladies Ã¢Â€Â” now going by the name of Texas Trails Angels Ã¢Â€Â” began creating knit hats, quilts from new fabric and cancer turbans to local places of need.
These places included the Ronald McDonald Room at Edinburg ChildrenÃ¢Â€Â™s Hospital, Edinburg ChildrenÃ¢Â€Â™s Hospital and emergency room, Driscoll ChildrenÃ¢Â€Â™s Clinic and emergency room, Rainbow Room Family Services, Texas Oncology, the neonatal intensive care unit at McAllen Medical Center, Salvation Army and others. The ladies also support Brooks Army Medical Center, the Wounded Warriors Project, M.D. Anderson, and Fisher House at Lackland AFB in San Antonio.
Today, the group of approximately 20 women (and some men!) regularly make about 20 quilts and blankets each week. Last year, they donated over 650 knitted hats to these charitable organizations.
Edinburg ChildrenÃ¢Â€Â™s Hospital proudly recognizes the Texas Trails Angels for their continued contributions and dedication to improving the lives during difficult times through warm thoughts and blankets. We appreciate what this group does very much.
The group depends on contributions of yarn and material for their charitable work. To make a donation, contact Gerry McGough at (870) 243-3706.
The organization history was compiled by Gerry McGough.