One of our dealers in Saskatchewan: Haus of Stitches in Humboldt recently gathered together some of their customers to so some wonderful charity sewing. The worthy cause? “Dress a girl Around the World” program where simple little dresses are made and shipped all over the globe so that under privileged little girls can have a pretty new dress.
Wendy says it was “great fun to use our skills and equipment to make something that will help others”.
We have another dealer in Vancouver, Langley Vacuum and Sewing, Langley, BC who does a very similar thing on an ongoing basis. Customers and staff sew up a storm and all their efforts reach their destination in time for Christmas each year. They also buy little t-shirts and other items + send money so that the orphanage can buy food for a wonderful Christmas celebration. They have made boxer shorts & teamed these up with little t-shirts; pillow case dresses, skirts and other simple clothing. Little blankets are also greatly appreciated as many babies are born and the mother has nothing to wrap the baby in. Hard to imagine that with our lavish baby showers!
These items were sent to Haiti (after the earthquake) and also go to Kenya in Africa each year before Christmas. It is lovely to see the pics with happy faces of little ones wearing their new clothing and enjoying their Christmas meal. I have witnessed similar charitable “hand-overs” when I lived in South Africa. Trust me, it is quite an emotional experience for both givers and recipients: they sing & they dance and the joy is very apparent. It is like Christmas morning gift opening x 100! Thought you might like to see a few pics: