Saturday, July 15, 2017

Spreading Happiness

Several years ago the Sew*Quilt*Share ministry
learned that girls in many third world countries miss a week of
school each month because they lack access to feminine hygiene products.

After learning about Mission Possible's outreach to girls in Haiti, 
our group decided to get involved. We began by posting a pattern online, 
shared details of our group sewing cloth feminine pads, and invited others to join us. 

We continue to be amazed at the response to that invitation,
and rejoice at how God is stirring the hearts of those who sew! 

The following packages were received by Gateway Church between 
January 1 and June 30, 2017 from the following locations...

These pads were sent by Joanna from San Diego, California.
Thank you!

We were excited to receive a large box of pads from Tina 
from Olympia, Washington!

Mary from the Country Gals Quilt Club
donated these bright, cheerful pads!

Jeong in Houston, TX sent these classy looking pads!

Danette from Medford, Oregon recently sent these lovely pads!

These pads were donated at the Sew*Quilt*Share January meeting!

Oakland County Quilt Guild in Rochester, Michigan
sent this gift of 98 pads! Thank you ladies!

These pads were donated by Karen from Austin, Texas.
Love the sweet little birds on the yellow fabric!

Joan sent these colorful pads all the way from Casselberry, Florida!

This gift of pads came from Shaun from Salina, Kansas!

College Baptist Church in Hillsdale, Michigan
sent a gift of 258 pads! Wow! Thank you!

Maria from Kohler, Wisconsin made bright and cheerful pads!
Anything made with Curious George fabric has to be fun.

Carol from Farmville, North Carolina sent 10 pads!
The fabric features sweet little elephants. Fun!

These pads were sent by Carol from Frankenmuth, Michigan.
Love those pleasant colors:)

Norma from Lebanon, Tennessee sent this gift of pads,
underwear, and safety pins! Thank you!

 Andrea from Naperville, Illinois included a lovely note along with her gift of pads,
bags, and soap. Her granddaughter did the sewing on the bags. Her sisters donated
flannel and batting, and Andrea completed the sewing. How awesome to serve
together as a family!

Dixie from Edgefield, South Carolina sent a gift of 90 pads!
Thank you!

These pads were donated by Heidi and the customers at 
Sew Nice in Upper Sandusky, Ohio!

These pads were sent by Suzy from Starkville, Mississippi.
Sweet fabric!

The Interact Club at Washington High School, in Phoenix, Arizona
sent this gift of 50 pads, underwear and soaps. I love the thought of these 
students sewing and collecting items to bless other students.
We appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Carol from Findlay donated these lovely pads!

The Gilboa Mother's Club located in Gilboa, Ohio donated 70 pads!
Thank you ladies!

Christina from Torrey, Utah donated these pads made from
lovely, pastel fabric!

Terry from our Sew Quilt Share group donated 70 pads that
she sewed while on vacation! We appreciate you Terry!

Sally from Holland, Michigan sent a gift of 105 pads!
The orange polka dot fabric is my favorite!

Tracy from Greenville, O-H-I-O sent these lovely pads!

Betty from Lenexa, Kansas sent two boxes of pads!
She also included safety pins and 12 colorful bags,
which are additional items needed for the hygiene kits.
Thank you Betty!

The young women's group,  ages 12-18, from
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located in Chico, California
sent a gift of 60 pads!

We were delighted to connect with Dorothy and her daughter
from Waterford, Michigan during our June Sew Quilt Share meeting!
They stopped by to donate 300 pads!

Thank you pad donors!!!
Words cannot express our thanks to all who so generously 
give of their time and resources. Your gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 

Please visit these links to learn how your gift of 12 (or more) 
cloth feminine pads can make a difference:

May you always Sew in Peace!

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