August Activity

Dear Friends,

First of all, thank you all for your rapid offers of packing assistance. We put out the call for help and you responded. The immediate and strong offers to help us through this change have been really heartening. Thanks to all the help we had on July 20th, we’ve pared down our fabric and sent much to new homes where it’ll be used to help other sewing/quilting groups. Everything else is neatly packed and stored in our closet at ARTS and ready to be moved on Saturday, August 3rd. We do NOT need additional help with the move as we’ve determined we have enough trucks and SUVs in our core group to handle this. We have the offer of one of our member’s home where we can temporarily store everything in one place. We deeply appreciate this offer and did accept, but we really need a new home. Imagine how challenging it’ll be to have all our things in one place and yet have to work across town in another place.

 

If you have any ideas or leads, we’d really appreciate your input. It should have about 800 – 1,000 square feet of work space in one or two adjacent rooms for our twice-a-month work sessions, and a permanent, approximately 8’ x 10’ storage closet in the same place. It should be free or very low cost. If you have ideas or information, please advise us using the contact form on our web site (https://sewforhopenow.com/?page_id=2356)

 

Sew for Hope was founded in 2008. Since our inception we’ve made and donated almost 2,700 hand-made quilts and blankets. We began by making quilts for kids who’ve stayed at Hope Community Homeless shelter. We expanded to include making naptime coverlets for kids in the PAEC Migrant Farm Worker Summer Day Care Program in Quincy. For a period of time we made weighted-therapy blankets for kids with autism or trauma. We’ve donated blankets to various agencies in and around Tallahassee. Now we’re discussing expanding our services to include making blankets for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This organization makes bunk beds for kids who are currently sleeping on the floor. Their motto is “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town”.

 

The mission of Sew for Hope is actually three fold. There’s the obvious aspect of making quilts and blankets for kids in need. The secondary benefit of SfH is to keep fabric and sewing supplies out of our landfills. The garment and sewing industry generates an incredible amount of waste. We’re helping Mother Earth by using or sharing fabric and supplies no longer wanted by the original purchaser. Lastly, we give fabric to women who love to sew and who have a philanthropic soul. Making quilts from bits of usable fabric has a rich history that goes back countless generations.

 

Calendar

Saturday, August 3, 9 a.m. , core group meets at ARTS After School. We’ll begin with a 15 – 20 minute logistics meeting. Then we’ll load our vehicles and head out.

Saturday, August 17th from 10 – 3 we’ll meet at Timberlane Church of Christ, 3569 Timberlane School Road. This is a temporary work space and unsuitable for long-term use. Anyone is welcome to join us and the day will be more of a sit and stitch. Please bring your sewing machine and any SfH project you’re currently working on. If you don’t have a S4H project, I’m sure one of our volunteers would love to have some assistance. Brown bag lunch from 11:30 – 12:30.

Thanks for all you do,

The Sew for Hope Sisters

Please forward this message on to anyone, or any organization you think could possibly help find us a new home.

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