When a child is taken from a home that has been deemed unsafe by Child Protective Services (CPS), the child may take only a small amount of toys, clothes, and personal belongings. Many times, CPS workers just don't have enough suitcases to use so when a child arrives at a child crisis center, group home, or foster home many times they arrive with literally one or two large black trash bags full of personal items.
We ask people to sew kid-friendly pillowcases with a drawstring/straps to give to foster kids instead of black trash bag. We offer monthly sewing dates. Website offers patterns so volunteers can work at their own pace. Church groups, sewing circles and others have volunteered to help with this project. Pillowcases are delivered to 6 CPS offices, Child Crisis Center and Helen's Hope Chest which give free clothes to foster kids.
We meet once per month for Sewing Days. (Not Summer) Please contact to find out next Sewing Day.
Opportunity to sew kid-friendly pillowcases with drawstrings/straps for foster kids.