Community Service

Tucson Chapter members contribute more than 25,000 sewing hours annually toward community outreach. Large sew-a-thons, smaller groups and individuals are all part of a network that donates time and sewing talents toward making a difference in the lives of others.
Future Community Service Projects - 2018
Marie's Quilt

Sometimes we do not get to see how the things we do for others really touch their lives. Last year a woman contacted Millie for help finding someone to make a special gift quilt for her mother. Her mother used to be a quilter and sewing teacher. Her mother was in a nursing home and all her quilts were long gone. This was to be a special gift for Christmas. She wanted to have it in Christmas colors, her mother's favorite colors. She also wanted her mother's name on it. She was willing to pay for someone to do it. After contacting several quilting members, Millie contacted Donna Pyle, who immediately said, "Yes!" In fact Donna had just finished a Christmas quilt top and could put the mother's name on it. In just a few days Donna delivered the quilt to Millie and refused to take any money for it. Millie delivered the quilt to the daughter and there was not a dry eye in the office when it was unfolded. The woman was so grateful that she donated the money to ASG for our charitable work and gave Donna a gift of a Holiday Luncheon ticket.One of her mother's most wonderful memories was being curled up on her bed with her children. A picture says a thousand words. This is the picture of the woman's sister and her mother wrapped in "Marie's" quilt. Thanks Donna for showing us once again what ASG is all about.

Many items are made throughout the year to support AVIVA Child Protective Services, which provides for children in foster care. These children enter foster care with little or no possessions. Members spend many hours making clothing, bags, & Christmas stockings to help provide for them.

AVIVA Christmas Stockings: Each year, Chapter member Carol Backus leads an outreach to make Christmas stockings for foster kids under the care of AVIVA. click here.

AVIVA Totebags:

Every year members participate on AVIVA's Bag Day. Aviva needs over 4,000 bags of every size to store toiletries, blankets and other needed items for children in foster care.

Beanbags for Libraries:

Every September, the Westside Neighborhood Group makes piles of cloth beanbags filled with rice. They are given to libraries to provide hours of play during children's story time. For more info, click here.

T-Shirt Dresses for Little Girls

On The Northwest Group members made T-Shirt dresses for children in foster care in Sierra Vista. Many members have taken them home to finish. Some may even appear at the Holiday Luncheon for the fabric challenge - "Give Back Sew for Under 12".

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This page last modified 8/3/2018

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