We are pleased as a guild to give back in our community to some great causes. Listed below are the causes we support with our gifts of sewing. Items donated to charity are collected at our monthly meetings. If you bring a charity project to meeting in 2017, you will receive a ticket for a chance to win a drawing at each meeting and a big drawing at the end of the year!
Cook Children’s Hospital
Cook Children’s is in need of small pillowcases (15″x24″) for the children in their care. Please make the pillowcases in a kid friendly fabric (super heroes, cartoons, etc) as the children pick the pillowcase they want. Please make pillowcases to the specifications given by Cook Children’s. You can find information by clicking here and then clicking “Sewn Items” and choosing Small pillowcases (15″x24″), Suggested fabrics and General rules for pillowcases. *They have a particular need right now for pillowcases made for older boys and girls.
SafeHaven of Tarrant County
The mission of SafeHaven is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change. Their shelter is frequently full of women and children in need. Their needs are tote bags for the women to carry their items in and nap mats for the children. The tote bags do not have a specification, however we have provided a simple tutorial here. The nap mats must measure 19″ – 24″ wide x 44″ long. Nap mats do not have to be pieced, whole cloth is great or build around an orphan block! Very sturdy construction is good as these will get heavy use and be washed a lot.