‘Sewing Items’ Options

http://www.bbbsn.org/

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada is a leader in youth mentoring services. They work to develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of youth in the community, ages 6 through 18.

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http://camoquiltproject.blogspot.com/

The Camo Quilt Project is made up of volunteers that create thousands of quilts destined for military personnel stationed in the Middle East. The quilts are made from the same camouflage material as the soldiers’ uniforms. Lightweight and breathable, they are valued for their many uses—slept on and under, they serve as protection from the harsh elements.

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http://coffeecreekquilters.org/

Coffee Creek Quilters teaches quilting classes to women incarcerated at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. Since 2002, they have provided a positive, hands-on program that gives their students an opportunity to learn and practice many life-enhancing skills.

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http://www.girlsincfortsmith.org/
 
Girls Inc of Fort Smith is committed to providing a safe environment with educational and recreational programs that encourage girls to take risks and master physical, intellectual and emotional challenges.

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http://www.madre.org

MADRE’s Helping Hands program provides women around the world with first aid supplies, medical equipment, classroom materials and other necessities. With these resources women can strengthen their families and communities. You can take part by giving your reusable goods to families that would otherwise not have access to essential everyday supplies.

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www.themissionwear.org

Mission Wear is a non-profit sewing business that hires women with obstacles for employment. They work to create reusable products (laptop bags, totes and messenger bags among other great products) from upcycled materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

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http://newbornsinneed.com/

Newborns in Need takes care of  sick and needy babies. They provide care necessities to local agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns. They also distributes items free of charge regardless of race, religion or birth circumstances.

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http://www.offcenterarts.org/

OFFCenter is a community artspace where anyone in the community is welcome to come to make and buy art. They believe that shared creative expression leads to shared visions and the emergence of a compassionate collective life.

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http://www.sewrightinc.com/

Sew Right promotes creativity and entrepreneurship through the operation of a not-for-profit school for interior design fabrication.

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Here is a list of some suggestions for places you can donate your sewing machine.

  1. Contact local quilting clubs.
  2. Contact schools that teach sewing.
  3. Many sewing machine manufacturers such as Pfaff, Husqvarna Viking, and Bernina offer the opportunity to join clubs through local dealerships. These clubs often work on charitable projects. Contact your local dealer or visit your machine manufacturer’s website for more information.

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http://www.sltrc.com/

St Louis Teachers Recycle Center gathers creative materials (see below) from local business and industry that are landfill-bound and makes them available to teachers, parents and youth groups.

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http://www.thepreemieproject.com/
 
The Preemie Project seeks to provide comfort and support to critically ill infants and their families in Newborn Intensive Care Units in Iowa.

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http://www.upxchange.com/

The Upcycle Exchange is a social enterprise that aims to benefit the St. Louis area’s creative community by offering post-consumer materials at pay-as-you-wish pricing and optional purchase credits for in-store material drop-offs. They collect the most frequently requested items from individual crafter wish-lists compiled over the course of the last 3 years.

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www.tsilasvegas.com

Transition Services provides meaningful work and activities to support people with disabilities each day. They are committed to creating employment that gives each individual more control over their own lives.

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http://trashedstudio.com/
 
Trashed offers a creative environment for all ages and experience levels to learn and enjoy the craft of repurposing while raising environmental awareness. They offer classes and workshops using materials intercepted from the landfill and up-cycled into new high quality products.

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The provision of referrals for charities, ministries, donation sites and green companies is offered by The Stuff Stop as a referral service. We assume no responsibility for the actions or the services provided by any organization referred through this website.