Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Pad Donations Summer 2021



This post covers all packages received by 
Sew Quilt Share between 

July 1, 2021 - September 30th 2021


If you are unfamiliar with the
cloth feminine pad project, you can learn more about it here.


This gift of pads is from an anonymous donor from Torry, Utah.
We thank you for your generous donation!


These pads were donated at our July Sew Quilt Share Meeting.


                                                 These feminine hygiene bags were donated 
                                                       at our July Sew Quilt Share Meeting.



18 feminine hygiene bags were donated 
at our August Sew Quilt Share Meeting.



The ladies of First Lutheran Church 
in Jamestown, New York sent this gift.
We appreciate your continued support!


This donation of pads, underwear, and hygiene bags
 were sent by Ruth from Savannah, Tennessee. 
We appreciate your donation Ruth!


                                    These pads were donated by Linda from Coupland, Texas.
                                                             Thank you so much Linda!


                                            30 pads were donated at our September meeting 
                                                 by a member of our Sew Quilt Share group.


These pads were created by Girl Scout Troop 1625
located in Bernville, Pennsylvania. The note they
included indicated that the girls wanted to make a difference
by helping other girls their own age.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness:)


These gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 
These feminine pads will be donated as an outreach to students in the rural areas of Haiti. 
In the event that donations exceed the need, 
excess pads will be donated to similar faith-based outreaches.


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!
Sandra

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Pad Donations Spring 2021


This post covers all packages received by 
Sew Quilt Share between 

April 1, 2021 - June 30th 2021


If you are unfamiliar with the
cloth feminine pad project, you can learn more about it here.



This gift of cloth feminine pads, underwear, ibuprofen, 
soap, and hygiene bags was donated by Donna  from Lewis Center, Ohio.
Thank you Donna!


The ladies of Wellington United Methodist Church in
Telford, England sent this gift.
We appreciate your continued support!



Joyce sent a box of 126 pads. Aren't these fabrics fun?
Joyce is from Bradford, Pennsylvania. 
We thank you for your gift!


This gift of pads is from the Sisters of Encouragement,
located in Meadville, Pennsylvania. 
We thank you for your generous donation!


These pads were donated by Heather from Kylertown, Pennsylvania.
Thank you so much for your continued support!



This gift of pads is from the ladies of Lisbon United Methodist Church,
located in Lisbon Falls, Minnesota.
We thank you for your generous donation!


This gift of pads and underwear was donated by Shirley 
from Macomb, Michigan.
Thank you so much Shirley!


This gift of pads was sent by Norma from
Lebanon, Tennessee. Thank you Norma for your
continued support! Our group will be happy to 
sew up the edges on these lovely pads.


These pads were made by a member of our Sew Quilt  Share
sewing group! 


These pads were also made by a member of our Sew Quilt  Share
sewing group! 



Another local donation:)


Another local donation:)


Flannel washcloths which are included with our feminine hygiene
kit donations


Feminine hygiene bags made by a Sew Quilt Share member


                                         Pad donation from a local Sew Quilt Share member:)


                                     More feminine hygiene bags made by a Sew Quilt Share member


This donation of pads was sent by Donna
from Lewis Center, Ohio.
We appreciate your donation Donna!


This gift of pads was sent by Norma from
Lebanon, Tennessee. Thank you Norma for your
continued support! Our group will be happy to 
sew up the edges on these lovely pads.


These pads were donated by Cheryl from Taylor Mill, Kentucky.
Thank you so much Cheryl!


This gift of pads is from the Jambo Special People
located in Chandler, Arizona.
We thank you for your generous donation of 600 pads!



                                    Feminine hygiene bags made by our Sew Quilt Share members



                                       162 flannel washcloths made by our Sew Quilt Share members



                                          Pads donated at our June Sew Quilt Share meeting

These gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 
These feminine pads will be donated as an outreach to students in the rural areas of Haiti. 
In the event that donations exceed the need, 
excess pads will be donated to similar faith-based outreaches.


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!
Sandra





Pad Donations Winter 2021



This post covers all packages received by 
Sew Quilt Share between 

January 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021


If you are unfamiliar with the
cloth feminine pad project, you can learn more about it here.


These pads were donated by Merrill from Rock Island, Tennessee.
Thank you Merrill!


This donation of pads was sent by Denise
from Tustin, California.
We appreciate your donation Denise!


These pads were donated by an anonymous donor from 
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
Thank you!


This gift of pads is from Jennifer from Golden, Colorado.
We thank you for your donation!


These pads were made by Dorothy from our 
Sew Quilt  Share sewing group:)


When donations are in need of a little extra attention,
Marlene has a heart to improve them.
You are a treasure Marlene!


This gift of pads, underwear, and safety pins is from the ladies of 
Cloud Springs Baptist Church,
located in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. 
We thank you for your generous donation!

 
This gift of pads was sent by Norma from
Lebanon, Tennessee. Thank you Norma for your
continued support! Our group will be happy to 
sew up the edges on these lovely pads:)


These colorful pads were sent by Barbara from Vancouver, Washington.
Thank you so much Barbara!


Ann from Columbia, Missouri sent this gift of pads.
Thank you Ann!

These gifts are greatly appreciated and 
provide a life changing opportunity to each girl who receives a set of pads. 
These feminine pads will be donated as an outreach to students in the rural areas of Haiti. 
In the event that donations exceed the need, 
excess pads will be donated to similar faith-based outreaches.


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!
Sandra

Friday, October 15, 2021

Sew Quilt Share Year in Review - 2020



The year 2020, began as previous years had for our group...



In January, we had a good turnout of participants and were able to donate 26 baby quilts to the 





In February, we began sewing receiving blankets and washcloths for This is Hope, an organization that supports women in the rural areas of Uganda. 

We started strong, those months of January and February and then the lockdowns began...




After much discussion, our group began sewing face masks since commercial production was limited and health care providers were in short supply. During the months of March, April, May, and June our group sewed and donated over 2,800 masks to our local hospital, two hospitals in Toledo, several nursing homes, various healthcare workers, local non-profits, and an outreach ministry in Detroit.

It was an exhausting period of time since most fabric stores were closed and our group was unable to gather together to organize and distribute materials. During this period of time a special box at the church where items could be picked up and dropped off "contact free". Many of us used fabric we had on hand and worked long hours sewing masks for family and friends... trying to do what we could to stop the spread of the "unknown". 






In June a small group of us began cutting Christmas stockings for the Stockings of Joy outreach sponsored by Elder Orphan Care. Fabrics and instructions were placed into kits that could be picked up and later dropped off to the contact free box by group members. 




In July, 23 baby quilts were delivered to the Women's Resource Center of Hancock County!





In August, our group donated 209 Christmas stockings to Stockings of Joy!





As items continued to be dropped off to the contact free box at the church, additional donations arrived by mail since others in lockdown had more time to sew. Throughout the Fall, it was truly amazing to witness the amount of boxes that arrived! A small group of us spent countless hours sorting and processing boxes! But then we had a new opportunity...so many, many boxes of items that storage at the church was becoming a problem!

Since most organizations we support were unable to travel and the primary method of delivery was through luggage, most organizations were sitting on inventory with no way to deliver! Then in September we received word that an organization called Haitian Christian Outreach was in need of feminine hygiene kits. They were planning to pack a shipping container and were interested in enough supplies for 400 students. 




Several days were spent sorting and packing boxes. Group members responded by creating additional items to fulfill the order. It was amazing watching all the details come together!





Each hygiene kit contained 12 washable reusable sanitary pads, 1 flannel washcloth, 3 pair of cotton underwear, and 5 safety pins which were delivered inside a colorful drawstring bag. In the end, we were able to fulfill the order for 400 students. Without the support of our online partners this would never have been possible. We are so thankful for each one who is willing to support our efforts to help students in third world countries stay in school!





By mid-December, the order was complete and ready for delivery. It really is incredible how much was accomplished even though our group was unable to gather together in person for most of the year. To God be all the glory!!