2017 Community Service Opportunities


CHAPTER SEW ALONG

 

ON SATURDAY MARCH 25th we will be making Wish Pillows for "Give Kids the World" at the Gulf Gate Library (7112 Curtiss Avenue, Sarasota) from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm. 

 

Participants do not need to bring sewing machines. Donations of fabric will be appreiated. Can't make the Chapter Sew? Make a few Wish Pillows and bring them to your NG meeting.

 

Please sign up through MyGrove, call Paulette or Contact Us.

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2016

Our Chapter  sponsored a Community Service 2016 Chapter Charity Sew Along at the Selby Library in Sarasota on Aug 27th by sewing Rare Bears for kids!

Check out our videos.

A few of our members meet each month to sew up  KiDZQuilts for children surviving disasters. They meet at the Fruitville Library in Sarasota from noon to 4pm. 2016 dates are: Aug 17, Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 15, and Dec 13. Contact Eva Winter for more information.

 

Our Venice NG works with a residential facility in Englewood to sew up Little Dresses for Africa and piece together quilts for Project Linus during February/March each year. 

 

We host ASG promotional and demonstration booths at the Manatee County and Sarasota County Fairs and at the Manatee Village Historical Park festivals

 

Each of our Neighborhood Groups also sew for their local area charities. Check out the NG Project Page for more information. 


For the year 2016 our Chapter Members reported over 1500 hours, 824 items sewn and donated nearly $500 dollars to complete community service projects.


We sponsored a Community Service 2016 Chapter Charity Sew Along at the Selby Library in Sarasota on Aug 27th by sewing Rare Bears for kids!

What is a RARE BEAR? How is it sewn? Click on this 15 minute You Tube Video to find out.

 

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ASG National Community Service Project

2017 Project: Wish Pillows for "Give Kids the World"

 

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.

In 2015 our Chapter Members reported 3,250 hours donated, 942 sewn items donated and $293 donated out of pocket for materials.