We are excited to introduce Sew Good Souls as our mission to bring our hands and hearts together in Rhode Island, allowing us to reach people and pets around the globe. We focus on four national and international projects:
Dress a Girl Around the World (DAG) makes sundresses that will be sent, through various mission projects to those in need. DAG is a program within Hope 4 Women International that has been serving women and girls at risk since 2008. To date, more than 500,000 dresses have been made and sent to 82 different countries.
Quilts Beyond Borders (QBB) making quilts for children in need, especially orphans living in under-served areas of the world where the warmth of a quilt is needed at night. More than 153 million children in the world today have lost one or both parents. QBB has delivered thousands of quilts around the world, and most recently our own Native American Indians have been receiving quilts for adults.
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Our teens work on Small Kennel Quilts for the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team. This is a volunteer organization sewing to support the Small Kennel Quilt Project (SKQP). This project needs quilts for animal shelters that have been impacted by disasters (fire, flood, hurricane or tornado). After disasters strike not only may a shelter be destroyed, but there are cats and dogs who have been injured, lost or abandoned, and these quilts will be in their crates adding comfort to their disorientation.
Days for Girls (D4G) program provides feminine hygiene solutions, health education for girls (allowing them to stay in school,) and income generating opportunities for women. They have reached almost one million girls in more than 110 countries.
To support Days for Girls we sew washable feminine hygiene products. Around the world, girls and women resort to using rags, mattress stuffing, banana leaves, feathers, and even cow dung to manage their menstruation. Days for Girls provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternative — along with vital health education.
This program is the most complex sewing project and requires more supplies than the other programs.
Whether you sew or not, we hope you can join us at one or more of our workshops. Many hands will be needed to get our mission moving. How can you help? From time to time we will be asking members to donate to help with the purchase of supplies. During our workshops we would love a simple lunch to be provided to our volunteers. We need donations of 100% cotton fabric in dark prints. Helpers who can select fabric, iron, cut, organize a simple lunch, and act as runners are all welcome. Don’t be shy, come and see what we are all about if you are curious!
Please contact our leader Lois Gardner for more information.