Crazy Quilt Friendship Center

2967 Hwy. 297

Newcomb, TN 37819

(423) 784-6022

Program Manager: Ed Bryant – ed@ccetn.org

Crazy Quilt Friendship Center serves families in need, always with dignity and compassion. Established in 1975, Crazy Quilt is the only resource available for low-income families in the Newcomb area, an Appalachian community near Jellico, Tenn.

Food Pantry & Emergency Assistance

The Food Pantry & Emergency Assistance program provides food boxes and help with utilities and rent. The Food Pantry operates Wednesdays and Thursdays, and recipients are eligible every three months, as resources are available.

Thrift Store

Crazy Quilt thrift store offers quality used clothing and furniture at affordable prices, and is open Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Funds generated by the thrift store help support the Food Pantry, Emergency Assistance and children’s programs.

Children’s Programs

Crazy Quilt assists area children from low-income families through a summer day camp and a Christmas gift distribution program. The Mountain Arts Program (M.A.P.) provides a creative learning outlet for children ages 6 to 14 to learn about Appalachian storytelling, arts and crafts. The four-day M.A.P. program includes a nutritious lunch each day and each participant receives needed shoes, clothing and classroom supplies for the coming school year. Crazy Quilt’s annual Christmas party serves 400-600 area children, ages newborn to 12. All children enjoy a visit with Santa, a new toy and a treat bag, often the only Christmas gifts these children will receive.

The Greatest Need

As with all Catholic Charities programs, the Crazy Quilt Friendship Center relies on private contributions to help meet the needs of its clients. Additional needs include thrift store and children’s party donations.