I sit here this morning listening to the reports of the OK tornadoes: at least 24 dead - 9 are children, neighborhoods flattened, people missing, thousands homeless. In the face of natural disasters, mass poverty, and acts of horrendous human cruelty; I often find myself feeling too small to make any difference. My natural reaction is to close off, pull my kids in for a hug, and thank God that it isn't me - it isn't mine. I'm just a stay at home/work at home mom. I have a full plate just keeping my kids clothed, fed, and safe... what can I do to make an impact???
The truth is, that I alone can't do much of anything. But I can do SOMETHING - I CAN SEW. I can pour out my love, my heart, and my prayers into the creation of a garment that will help someone rebuild. A t-shirt isn't going to replace a world of lost possessions, but it is going to literally cover a child's back. It is a symbol that someone, somewhere cares.
*If you would like to make a much needed monetary donation you can do so through the Red Cross by clicking here
Today we are launching: Sewing to Rebuild. We are asking that you sew one garment (or more) and send it to:
Green Style Creations
CO: Sewing to Rebuild
508 Conquistador Ct
Edmond OK 73025.
Down load these tags to include with your package by clicking HERE
We have joined with Angelyn of Green Style Creations because she lives so close to the town hit worst and therefore can be our eyes and ears on the ground. She can ensure that these items make it to the local families, shelters, churches, and organizations that need them most. She is our HEART in the heart of the devastation.
Here are a few Free PDF Patterns that are simple basics that people NEED:
PATTERNS DONATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS EVENT HAVE BEEN UNLINKED NOW THAT IT IS OVER BUT CAN BE PURCHASED FROM THE DESIGNERS. SOME PATTERNS ARE STILL LINKED BECAUSE THEY ARE ALWAYS FREE FROM THE DESIGNER.
*You can make any garment to send, these are just some resources*
Tiya Tunic Dress :Donated by Tikatuly Designs
Easy Twirl Skirt: Donated by Tie Dye Divas
Alyssa Dress: Donated by Hailey Bugs Closet
The Tank: Donated by Fishsticks Designs
Comfy Shorts: Donated by Designs by Moo
Truly Scrumptious Pants: Donated by Muse of the Morning
Winter Hat: Donated by Lady Bug Lane Creations
*we know it is currently summer, but the devastation of the loss of EVERYTHING will affect these families for months to come. Fall and winter donations are perfectly acceptable!!!
We are setting a goal of sending 100 articles of clothing to those in need in OK. In order to track this goal, we ask that you upload ONE photo per garment to our flickr group... just a snap shot, in no way needs to be modeled. As our way of saying THANK YOU for helping us in this endeavor, we will have a few people , chosen at random, receive a prize. * Please make sure to have a sizing tag on your garment to make distribution easier*
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