CASH + QUILTS FOR GUNS
The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is showcasing the exhibitions: Guns: Loaded Conversations and Generation of Change: A Movement Not a Moment with East Bay-based Social Justice Sewing Academy.
The exhibitions are on view from April 22nd – July 15th at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles.
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We are proud to be joining forces with The Mayor’s office, local City Council Districts, San Jose Police Department, and the Police Foundation to organize a unique gun buy-back program.
The gun buy-back program is our way to help reduce guns in our community. Here’s how it works: In exchange for turning in a gun, each individual will receive cash AND a beautiful quilt.
AND this is where your quilt making skills can help us make a difference in our community. Here are two ways you can help.
Donate a new quilt and we’ll put it to good use. We’re looking to you to create and donate quilts that we may exchange for guns. Quilts should be functional, they can be any color, they can be as small as lap size or as large as king size.
Research shows that communities with fewer guns have less gun violence. Gun violence is preventable. Here’s how you can help us remove guns in our community by making a tax-deductible donation to the museum.
Remove one gun.
With a $100 donation, we can remove one gun from the streets of San Jose on your behalf.
Remove one assault weapon.
With a $200 donation, we can remove an assault weapon from the streets of San Jose on your behalf.
With a $500 donation you will be responsible for 5 fewer guns on the streets of San Jose.