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Sewing Community Gives 2017 Summary

You guys, I’m in tears. I am moved by your generosity, compassion, and charity. Thank you so much for all that you pledged. As a community, we definitely joined together to make the world a better place. Together, over 250 people pledged over 2500 hours and over 12,500 dollars!!! Even those those of you who didn’t have much free time or money found creative ways to give – for example: “Much of my donation was raised by selling unused craft kits purchased at Value Village on Ebay.” and “I’m volunteering & doing alterations on school uniforms, asking parents to donate the money they would spend on alterations.” So many of you shared where and why you’ve donated which I found very inspirational. I’ve put together a summary so I can inspire you as well! I will continue to align with non-profits to inspire and create. I love working with my …

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We Are Community and #SewingCommunityGives

EDIT: Read about the awesome impact we made over the course of one week at http://seamstresserin.com/sewing-community-gives-2017-summary. I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how we can leverage our awesome sewing community for positive change in the world. As I’m sure most of you know,┬áthe American presidential inauguration is this week (January 20th) and there have been very divisive feelings in our country regarding differences of political opinion. I know that there have been contentious political events in many countries this past year. I’d like to use the inauguration as an excuse for us as individuals and us as a community to make the statement that, no matter what our political beliefs, we care about each other and we care about our world. We are a community. To show that we, as a community of sewists, care about each other and care about the world, I’m asking each of us to …