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community service suggestions

dayenu | Posted in General Discussion on

i just agreed to chair an AGS committee for community service and know about aids and cancer and baby sewing and party dresses and walker bags, classes, alterations in shelters etc. but does anyone have some other ideas that  can get me thinking for my AGS chapter to take on  in the coming year?

Thanks in advance.


  1. starzoe | | #1

    A wonderful option would be to assist women going back into the workforce with their wardrobes. Many women who have been on welfare or who have been taking subsidized training are not in a position to dress for work. There is a group here where I live who do that, co-operating with a Women-In-Need thrift store.

  2. fuzzer | | #2

    Just a thought, what about lap quilts or coverlets for our soldiers in the hospitals? they sometimes need their days brightened.  And they have been defending our freedoms that we sometimes take for granted.  fuzzer

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    VKStitcher | | #3

    My ASG group had a "sew-in" to alter shirts for people in a local nursing home.  Members brought in shirts from home or from the thrift store.  We set up stations for cutting, ironing, serging, and sewing.  It was a lot of fun, and we did quite a few at the meeting.  Some of us took home shirts to do as well.  This worked for men's shirts, women's blouses, even knit golf shirts.  

    Helping Hands Shirts
    Have you ever wondered what to do with your husband's old shirts or your own blouses?  The North Raleigh Neighborhood Group began a community service project making Helping Hands Shirts intended for people in rest homes with limited mobility.  Shirt / blouse front openings are stitched closed and the backs are slit open, edges finished and a Velcro closure is provided at the neck.  With these shirts, rest home residents in wheelchairs or beds can feel 'dressed'  even though they are no longer able to wear regular garments.

    Here is a link to the "Community Service" page of our ASG chapter's website if you want to check out other ideas:  http://www.asgraleigh.org/community_service.htm



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    CostumerVal | | #4

    I sew occassionally for Sew Much Comfort.  We make adaptable pants for soldiers in traction from IED's.  If you go to their website they will send you patterns and instructions.  http://www.sewmuchcomfort.org


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