40 Quilts provided to Hogar Amor del Niño in Mixco

Ken & Valerie Bridges

Ken & Valerie Bridges

Recently, flight attendants Valerie and Ken Bridges were able to use their layover time in Guatemala "covering babies in love..." During their 32 hours in Antigua, they delivered 40 hand made quilts to Hogar Amor del Niño in Mixco.

As Ken explains, "The connection to the orphanage began several years ago when we met flight attendant Mary Beth Lavin of Formula One Life which provides infant formula to the orphanage.  Mary Beth's passion for the orphans was enough to join our non-profit organization, IR 6:8, with hers and we have been working together ever since. During our visits to the home, we discovered the need for blankets.  So Valerie's mom encouraged some of her girlfriends to sew the quilts."

The quilts were well received by the children that range in age from 16 days to 15 years old.  A total of 54 children live at Amor Del Nino, so more quilts are being sewn for another special delivery soon!