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Date: 11/12/12 2:05 PM

Hi, don't know if this is the right thread. But are there any organizations that help people who've lost everything & are in need of a sewing machine? Like people hit by the hurricane.
Thanks for the help.
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Date: 11/12/12 2:12 PM

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Date: 11/12/12 3:14 PM

Check with the local women's shelter--sometimes they need one for mending.

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Date: 11/12/12 4:14 PM

The Sewing Machine Project. They take machines to those in real need ...... all over the country. I have donated a couple of sm when they took them to the Appalacian area for families in need.
Also you might want to call St. Vincent De Paul Society they give them to local families who are need.
I hope this helps.

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Date: 11/13/12 6:15 AM

One of my local dealers donated machines to an organization that rehabs them then sends them to developing countries for women to start their own businesses. If you google you can find the name of the org. My guess is that they prefer mechanicals.
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Date: 11/13/12 8:34 AM

In the Dallas area there is a TOL fabric store that takes donated machines, refurbishes them, and donates them to local schools to give to students who cannot afford to buy a machine. In return, you get 50% off a cut of any fabric in the store. Talk about win-win!

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Date: 11/13/12 11:31 AM

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In the Dallas area there is a TOL fabric store that takes donated machines, refurbishes them, and donates them to local schools to give to students who cannot afford to buy a machine. In return, you get 50% off a cut of any fabric in the store. Talk about win-win!


That is wonderful! How nice a thing is this! Well, I hope more organizations will donate machines that come to them. Good to know.

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Date: 11/13/12 2:08 PM

Here's a link to The Sewing Machine Project that someone mentioned.

I heard about it when I saw the lady who started it on Sewing With Nancy. Such a sweet woman.

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Date: 11/13/12 3:13 PM

Thanks,
I'm not looking to donate in my area, already have that covered.
Just interested in donating to a target area that was hit hard by the hurricane.
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Date: 12/3/12 11:32 AM

There was a very big article on the front page of our newspaper Saturday about the Sewing Machine Project. They are accepting donations of machines now to take to those hit by Hurricane Sandy & the following snow storm. The article said the need is great & they hope to have a small U -Haul full from our state to drive to the area soon. ......... I do not know if this has been mentioned in more detail yet . So I thought I would post it here. .....
They showed some Singer 99K, Stylist & others already collected 10 locally in our county & the county next to us. .....
I am thinking of donationg one of the girls as well, people really need & want them as many were lost the article here said. .... also taking to areas of the Applacian too for schools that cannot afford to buy them. .....
Knowing many many on PR are so generous I thought I would post while thinking about it. ....

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Remembering my most loved BFF (Best Furry Family, a very close friend, family)...The Baby my kins, my Abigail ..11/2/03 - 3/7/16

She's my Baby & I'll love her if I want to, love her if I want to.... you would love her too she's the Baby ... the kins ...sung ..just one of her songs..
I miss you an awful lot my Baby ...Ab-i-gail she would come running when I would say her name like that...

Lord please take care of my much loved kitty. +
Thank you Lord for loaning me the much loved Babykins. +

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