Community Service

Giving back is a vital part of a full and rewarding life. What could be more fulfilling than doing what you love to do (sewing) while contributing to the quality of life of others in need within your own community? Throughout the country, ASG has become synonymous with charitable acts of sewing.

During September, which is National Sewing Month, we hope to have several displays around town to let people know about our chapter and how they can learn more about sewing. We also helped the brand new Cape Fear Performing Arts Center get ready for opening day by sewing the neck scarves the volunteers wear.

Our biggest Community sewing project this year was to sew 500 drawstring backpacks for the children at Mary C. Williams Elementary School. This was a total chapter project and everyone got involved in some way. We sewed the backpacks (using mostly donated fabrics), canvassed for donations, filled the bags with many school supplies and toiletries donated by our members, and delivered them to the school. We did all this within a matter of a couple months. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our whole chapter!

Children’s clothing donation to Sister Isaac Center

During 2016/2017 we worked on several community service opportunities:

Sister Isaac Center – clothing/baby items
Quilts of Valor
Cooling neck scarves for soldiers
Dog beds for the Humane Society
Children’s clothing
Blankets/stuffed animals for the police cars
Adult bibs for Ashley High School in the Special Education Daily Living classroom
Chemo scarves
Scarves for volunteers at Wilson Center
Pillows for Andrew’s Toy Box
Fleece shawls for elder care facilities
Tote Bags
Port pillows for both Wilmington and Morehead City
Quilts for Kids organization
Mary C. Williams Elementary school backpacks
Cape Fear