Bad news is — we find ourselves in need of a new home again. Through no fault of our own, we have to be out of Boys & Girls Club by the end of February.
Saturday Annette, Carol, Darlene, Judy, Linda, Sandi, and I got about half our belongings packed up. We’re planning another packing day this Tuesday 2/4/14. Sandi and I will be arriving at 9 am. If you can join us, please bring boxes. We have to get finished on that day so we won’t need yet another packing day. Although we don’t have a new home yet, our tentative moving day is Saturday, 2/22/14. On our moving day we’ll need volunteers with cars and trucks. We have shelving and tables that won’t fit in automobiles, so we’re going to need trucks too.
We’re asking that someone in the community come forward and provide a donated space so we can continue our mission of making, collecting, and donating blankets to children who are homeless and/or impoverished. I’m sure you agree with me that being warm at night is a fundamental human right. We’re donating to children because they have no control over their living circumstances.
Sew for HOPE needs a bare minimum of 500 to 600 square feet of heated and cooled space with at least a bathroom. I’ll entertain all ideas, even an unused bonus room above someone’s garage. Other suggestions are: a vacant house, retail store front, church meeting room, any unused suite in an office building. If we can’t find work space, then we’ll need a space to store our fabric and supplies while we continue to look for a new home. This could be nothing more than an unused, empty bedroom in someone’s home. Renting a mini-storage unit is out of the question at this time because we lack the funds.
At this time we are also accepting monetary donations to help us with our mission.
If you’ve been wanting to help Sew for HOPE but didn’t know how, this could be your opportunity.
Please forward this on to anyone you think may be able to help.
We’re still meeting once a month in HOPE Community Homeless Shelter cafeteria.
Our next work day there is Tuesday, 2/11/14.
1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thanks for all you do,
Cynthia Seyler, Founder
Sew for HOPE