Monday, October 1, 2012

October Monthly Project Announcement!!!

The beginning of a new project is such an exciting time! 
Today I'm delighted to share with you that for our October Monthly Project we will be sewing to support the outreach efforts of Sew For Kids and providing handmade gifts for the babies and mamas of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations in South Dakota.

Sew For Kids works diligently to provide a Shining Start for families living on the Reservations. They have implemented a variety of programs to meet some very specific needs, and this month we will be sewing specifically for the Diaper Bag and Breastfeeding programs. Read more about each here

The diaper bags are provided to new mother's at her 2 week postpartum visit. The diaper bag can include any of the following items:

Diaper Bag (or backpack of comparable size)
Changing Pad
Sleep Sack
Towel & Washcloths
Scratch Mits, Sock, Booties, Caps
Onesies, Sleepers, Gowns
Baby Wash, Diaper Cream
Teething Rings, Rattles or other infant toys

Our friends over at CraftFoxes have generously provided patterns for us from the book "Generation T: Beyond Fashion" to make T-Shirt Baby Hats and T-Shirt Baby Mittens
(psssst....You'll also have a chance to win this fabulous book later this month!)

For the Breastfeeding Program, the following items can be handmade:
Nursing Pillow (or pillow cover)
Nursing Pads
Nursing Cover

You can find this month's project board on Pinterest here that I've created to include tutorials that will be helpful for our sewing this month. Please comment or email with others you may know of and I will gladly add them. 

Stay up to date on the outreach and sewing efforts of Sew For Kids here...
Sew For Kids operates under the 501c3 charity, Hearts of the Sacred Spirit, so your donations can be tax deductible. If you would like a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and receipt request with your donation when shipped.
You can share pictures of the items you sew this month in our October Flickr Album here.

I hope you will join us and share your creativity this month in a way that will support and encourage another! When you are ready to ship your items, please email me for shipping address. If you have any questions at all, please let me know.
Thank you for being a part of Hopeful Threads and sewing along with me each really is so much more fun to sew with others!


Jennifer Blye said...

I can't wait to get started!!!
FYI..... They do not want diaper bags that have any promotion for formula on them. They want to support and encourage the women to breast feed. Thanks. I had a whole box of diaper bags I wanted to donate, but they had Emphamil written all over the inside cover.

Melissa said...

Can't wait to start sewing for such a wonderful cause!

Jill D said...

Count me in! This is a great cause.

Kristy said...

Thanks Jill! So happy to have you sewing along! :)

Poppy (xperimentl) said...

I have a niece due in a few weeks so I've been getting practice making baby stuff, I'll just stay in that groove and make more for the project!

Jill D said...
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Sondra said...

What a great program! Wonderful!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Such a wonderful program, Kristy!!! I'll see what I can do...

Amy said...

Super excited, Kristy! I'm in!! :)

Mika said...

I'm in! Will be sending you an email shortly!

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