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Use Your Sewing Talents to Give Back

Julianne Walther

Posted on January 18 2021

Use Your Sewing Talents to Give Back

Here are some great ways to use your sewing talents to give to those in need. Please note that we are not associated with any of these charities directly except for the Wake Med Incubator Quilts program.

This directory will help you find a charitable sewing mission that resonates with you.

1. Wake Med Incubator Quilts Program

Make a quilt for a premature baby at Wake Med Cary Hospital and donate it at our shop.

2. Look for charity opportunities through your local quilt guild. One of our local guilds is Capital Quilters Guild. They have programs for "Quilts on Wheels", "Quilts for Kids", flannel receiving blankets and for SAFEChild.

3. Ryan's Case for Smiles

Sew a pillowcase for a child with cancer.

4. Project Linus - we are a donation point!

Project Linus is designed to collect and distribute blankets to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket.

5. Little Dresses for Africa

Dresses made from pillowcases go out to girls in Africa as to give them something beautiful to wear and to remind them that they are worthy.

6. Days for Girls

Days for Girls provides a safe, beautiful, washable, and long-lasting alternatives for menstruation products.

7. The Angel Gown Program

The Angel Gown® Program provides comfort for bereaved families through the gift of a beautiful custom made baby gown for final photos and for burial services.

8. Sharing the Weight

Sharing the Weight is a non profit organization that makes and distributes weighted blankets to special needs children free of charge.

9. Dolls of Hope

Dolls of Hope strives to bring hope and joy to children one doll and bear at a time because we believe every child deserves to have a toy to cherish. We know how much hope, joy and comfort stuffed toys bring to children, especially children in crisis and children who have nothing.

10. Sew Powerful Purse Program

Sew a purse for girls to carry reusable menstrual supplies in Africa so that they can stay in school all month.

11. Operation Smile

Make a bag, quilt, blanket, arm splints, or hospital gown for a child undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery.

12. Quilts of Valor

Cover service members and veterans of war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

13. Capes for Kids

Sew a cape and/or a patch for a child living in a shelter to turn them into a superhero.

14. Pretty Pockets

Create discrete and spirited pockets to hold post-surgical drains.

15. Snuggles Project

Snuggles provide frightened animals in shelters something to calm themselves so that the adoption process can proceed more quickly.

 

 

 We are proud to share our shop's Meeting Center for any group that is making quilts or sewn items for charity. Please contact us for more information.
Do you know of another charity that we should include? Email a link to julianne@caryquilting.com and we will add it to this post!

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