We have a VERY special announcement today!
Janome Canada is excited to announce its support of a fabulous initiative to bring “our love of sewing” to children in remote communities. We’ve teamed up with the wonderful Canadian organization, I Love First People (ILFP) who’s mandate is to empower Indigenous children and youth through education and creative expression.
Janome Canada is donating a quantity of new Janome 2030 QDC-B sewing machines, which will be distributed to the schools in the northern Labrador area through the IFLP Sew and Sew Skills Program. Two skills labs will initially be established in Nain and Natuashish, Labrador, in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year, followed by labs in Nunavut and Quebec communities. The labs will serve students from grades 4 to 12.
Sewing machines are a welcome start for the ILFP initiative but sewing machines without thread and fabric is like a brush without a canvas and paint. We are asking for donations of much needed supplies to help bring the love of sewing to eager young students.
We’d like to ask for YOUR help in collecting new and gently used sewing supplies which will be sorted and shipped with the new machines. This is perfect time and perfect excuse to clean your sewing room! I’ve started on mine – do I really need 5 seam rippers? I can only use one at a time, lol! I’ll keep the one and the other four will be donated. The students will learn soon enough for themselves the love/hate relationship we sewists have with our seam ripper, lol!
Donations may be dropped off at the Janome Sewing and Learning Centre in Oakville, ON Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, or, at the three Janome Dealerships listed below.
Alliston Sewing Machine Service – 122 Cunningham Drive, Alliston, ON 705-435-9888 htts://www.facebook.com/AllistonSewingMachineService
The Sewing Café 118 Mill Street, Georgetown, ON TheSewingCafe.ca
Triangle Sewing Centre 386 Woolwich Street, Guelph, ON TriangleSewing.com
Donations will be accepted until May 3st, 2021.
Once received, donations will then be sorted, packaged and shipped to the various schools so the students may share in the love sewing as soon as they receive their fabulous new Janome machines!
For more information on the donations drive, contact Michael Smith, National Consumer Education Manager of Janome Canada at email@example.com (you may need to copy and paste in a new browser)
For more information about the I Love First Peoples organization, please visit their website HERE
Thank you SEW much!