Sewing Project to Help Foster KidsSewing Project to Help Foster Kids
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 whe... Read more
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.
I enjoy helping serve the community, and this event is absolutely doing this. Foster kids need all of us to care what happens to them and sewing a bag for them to keep is one small way for us to make them feel someone cares.
by Adriane G. from Scottsdale, AZ
(Administrator for this Organization)(July 27, 2013)
Hollie contacted me and wanted to start a chapter of Sewing Project to Help Foster Kids in her local community. She did all the foot work and got it started and has a heart of gold! Volunteers have sewn 200 kid-friendly pillowcase bags so far and are making a difference in the lives of foster children.
As the volunteer coordinator for Mesa United Way. I recruit volunteers to volunteer at Helens Hope Chest. I see these pillow bags go out to our foster children the kids love them its better and a nicer memory than those black plastic garbage bags they are given when taken into care. Suitcases are big and bulky these do the job and take up no storage soace. Keep them coming over 13000 Children in care in Maricopa County.