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 who donate time and sewing talents toward making a difference in the lives of others.

Quilts of Valor for Returning Armed Forces

Last year two Quilts of Valor were created by members of the Tucson Chapter of the American Sewing Guild. The project will continue this year. Those wishing to participate please contact Patti Lane at Patti1121@msn.com or 520-575-1790.


AVIVA
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. To learn more, click here.


AVIVA Sundresses: The Northwest NG makes sundresses for AVIVA. These brightly colored and embellished garments are lovingly crafted to bring joy to a little girl's heart.
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.


Chemo Caps:

The AZ Oncology Foundation and the American Cancer Society offer a Chemo Cap (or turban) lending program. Chemotherapy patients who have lost their hair get 1 wig and 2 caps per year. With an ongoing need for more than 1,000 caps annually, the ASG Chapter supports the cause. .


Outstanding Community Service Volunteers

So many of our members contribute to our community service projects. It is hard to choose who to honor. The following ladies are definitely outstanding examples of the contributions our members make when sewing from the heart.

Nancy Arenas is a member of the Eastside Day Neighborhood Group. She coordinates toiletry donations for AVIVA. She has been involved in quilt making and dressing dolls for charity.

Sue LaBorde has made sundresses, quilts and bags for Aviva. She is a member of the Northwest Neighborhood Group.

Donna Pyle has made a phenomenal number of quilts for veterans and is involved in almost every charitable ASG program. She is a member of Eastside Day Neighborhood Group.

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This page last modified 4/17/14

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