Only 30% of kids in the Texas foster care system graduate from high school. That makes those who do exceptional and worthy of commendation. The nonprofit Day1Bags.org which provides backpacks for foster kids had an idea: give a homemade quilt to every kid who is graduating from high school. The Texas Quilters Facebook page exploded with volunteers and a worthy project was launched. State-wide, 684 quilts with specific criteria for the project were donated. These were gifted to the graduates at parties coordinated by entities in the various areas that work with foster children. 2022 was the first year of this mission and 2023 promises to be even more successful.