This year our chapter is sewing bibs and lap quilts for the children with special needs that attend Oak Park School. On August 15th we are hosting a community service Sew Along at the Waldemere FireStation in Sarasota. We welcome all fabric donation suitable for heavy laundering that is bright, fun and playful. We especially seek prints geared to teens and boys.
Our members made Wish Pillows for "Give Kids the World" at the Gulf Gate Library in 2017. We brought sewing machines, fabric and notions and the project came together under the guidance of Paulette Braga.
Give Kids The World is an experience that takes many words to express. The brave parents and their amazing children share more joy in a day than most people experience in a life time by ensuring that every venue, activity and villa fully accommodates all of our precious guests. From The Park of Dreams pool to The Garden of Hope pathways, everything at our whimsical Village is wheelchair accessible. ASG members are sewing up these sweet wish pillows and praying that all of their wishes could come true.
Our Chapter sponsored a Community Service 2016 Chapter Charity Sew Along at the Selby Library in Sarasota in August by sewing Rare Bears for kids!
Member's of Sew Whats New met at the Fruitville Library each month to sew up KiDZQuilts for children surviving disasters. Our Venice members worked with a residential facility in Englewood to sew up Little Dresses for Africa and piece together quilts for Project Linus during February/March.
Each of our Neighborhood Groups also sewed for local area charities.
For the year 2016 our Chapter Members reported over 1500 hours, 824 items sewn and donated nearly $500 dollars to complete community service projects.
In 2015 our Chapter Members reported 3,250 hours donated, 942 sewn items donated and $293 donated out of pocket for materials.