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Sept 8 Sewing for Haiti event at Congregational Church of Batavia

Back by popular demand, another session of sewing sundresses and shorts for the children of Jacmel, Haiti will occur from 5-9 p.m. on the evening of September 8, 2011 in Paxton Hall at the Congregational Church of Batavia. Doris Frame is coordinating the event and would love to know that you can come and help. Contact her at dresses4haiti@gmail.com.

What could you do? The workshop event needs people to: cut out fabric for dresses, shorts and pockets using simple patterns; iron fabric; cut trim and elastic to length; assemble sets of fabric, elastic, pockets and other trim ready for sewing; and sew the items together. Whatever your age or level of expertise, you can contribute. The June workshops (afternoon and evening) used the talents of volunteers ranging from grade school girls through grandmothers.

What could you bring? Besides willing hands, the project most needs donations of bias seam-binding tape, elastic and decorative trim. Talk to Doris Frame about specific needs.
Haiti may have dropped off the top of the news these days, but the orphanages these clothes go to have been operating for many years ... and the influx of displaced persons to Jacmel after the January 2010 earthquake merely brought the needs of this region to the attention of the outside world.

You can find an article on previous Sewing for Haiti events at /batavia/community/galleries/2011/05/batavia-church-helps-haitian-orphans/

Susan Price is a writing coach at re/Write: Scribbles to Stories. contact her at spricedit@hotmail.com.

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