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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide new school outfits and uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies to children in need. We help break down barriers to early-childhood school and education success. Stitches of Love recruits, organizes and supports passionate volunteer seamstresses and crafters in providing unique clothes and accessories for needy children in the Valley of the Sun.

Description

In 1967 the Salt River flooded, washing out many of the migrant camps located along the river bank. A group of women supported by "The Order of True Sisters" and other Phoenix agencies banded together to raise money to supply back-to-school clothes for the children of the migrant families. Founders Lucy Allen and Selma Shefler raised enough resources in the first year to provide 871 children with clothing, establishing Back-to-School Clothing Drive. In the early 1990's when fabric was donated to the organization, Stitches of Love was formed and volunteers began creating hand crafted outfits. We know create either a dress or skirt/top for the girls and dress shirts for the boys. We also create 6 accessories for each. Girls select a purse, jewelry, hair accessory, bookmark, scarf and hat. Boys select a wallet, pillowcase, survival bracelet, key chain, bookmark, and a hat.

Almost 50 years later, Back-to-School Clothing Drive still strives to provide for students from Phoenix and the surrounding areas.

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http://backtoschoolclothingdrive.com

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