If you know Day Dreams Sewing and the owner, me, then you are quite familiar with my view on giving to others. Giving to others never goes out of style and it never gets "old" to me. Looking at communities, groups, organizations, etc. that need help is a good way to spend a few minutes break time. Please read on about a few of the groups who need seamstresses and crafters of all types to help prepare their items for giving hope and help to people in need.
Don't just Give. GIVE!
Who Are They?
Who are the groups that are looking for creative helpers? Where do I find them? How do I reach them? These may be a few of the questions asked when the decision has been made to give back - or create for free.
Where to look? Search online for interest groups using key words that you associate with (i.e., crochet for charity, sew for charity, etc.) You don't need to be involved in a local group - creative giving of any form can be as individual as you!
Places to Create For
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It's a good feeling of satisfaction, or encouragement when there is a big smile on the face of someone you just helped. In my work, there are situations that I won't charge the customer, or give a substantial discount just because it's the right thing to do. There are a few organizations in the area that I give my services to when I can. Fixing a zipper, mending or patching clothes for them is not a huge effort on my part, but it's surely appreciated by the recipients!
Do a quick search online for sewing for charity. I bet you will find plenty of sites to choose from! You can always check in with your local hospital or clinics, Lions Club, Rotary Club and others and ask if there are items that are needed for their donations that you can sew, crochet, knit or lend other talents. Make sure you are not duplicating another group's efforts. It makes more sense to give in other projects or join the same one, rather than trying to compete.
My favorite idea is a fashion show fundraiser. Think of all the wonderful outfits that can be sewn and auctioned off for a charity of your choice! Or, rather than sew from scratch, what about a fashion show revolving around repurposed garments? Let the imagination flow!
I think you get the point by now. Giving back is always in fashion and it can be focused around fashion. With that, I will close and wish you success and inspiration, today and always in all you do!