Charity work

We try to have regularly scheduled charity sewing days on Saturdays and aim for once a month when we don’t have a workshop scheduled. Members also sew at home to contribute to our selected causes.

Sewing face masks

face masks ready for donation

Face masks ready for donation

During the spring of 2020’s Coronavirus pandemic, guild members answered the call for face masks to assist vulnerable populations. Members have sewn over 1000 masks so far that were donated to the following:

Sewing for children

For 2020, members voted to focus our sewing on three organizations that support children.

We will continue our ongoing effort supporting Ryan’s Cases for Smiles in 2020 – we cranked out 371 pillowcases in 2019 to distribute to hospitalized children in several hospitals in the Raleigh and Winston Salem areas.

In 2019, we donated quilts to Davis Street Methodist Church for their newly remodeled nursery and toddler rooms. We are very appreciative of the church for providing us a place to meet. We donated quilts and other items to various organizations supporting youth for their fundraisers including:

During 2017 we began making quilts to contribute to NALES for children who have lost a parent in law enforcement. In 2018, we made an all-out commitment to NALES and our members donated 46 quilts in October 2018. Some of these were a result of our 2018 President’s Challenge.

Sewing for adults

cat on rescue pillowsSewing for furry friends

Members of our group save their fabric scraps and use them to stuff pillows for cats awaiting adoption. They are donated on a regular basis to Sparkle Cat Rescue.