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Donations needed for ministry

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Leah Schuch, director of First Christian Church Sewing Ministry, cuts an old T-shirt to sew into shorts for boys in Haiti. The ministry has been sewing recycled fabric into dresses, shorts, diapers and hats for children in Haiti. [Order this photo]
The First Christian Church Sewing Ministry is currently taking donations for the dresses, shorts and diapers they are making for children in Haiti.

The ministry began in 2000 with just diapers, but this year the volunteers have expanded to sew dresses for Haitian girls and shorts for Haitian boys.

The clothes are all made out of donated materials such as used T-shirts, scrub tops or pillowcases.

They have also begun sewing hats out of the sleeves of the T-shirts to keep from wasting any of the fabric.

The ministry sews diapers four times a week.

Last year, they sewed 1,520 diapers. Within the last two days, they have sewn 90 pairs of shorts. They have also completed 103 dresses.

At times, the ministry has 14 sewing machines going at once.

Justin Clark, missionary in Haiti, will take as many of the clothes with him as he can to Haiti when he leaves in January.

"We have so much fun getting creative," Leah Schuch, ministry director, said. "We're enjoying recycling too."

The ministry can use donations of the following:

* Pillowcases,

* Sheets,

* Cotton blend fabric,

* Lace and ribbon trims,

* T-shirts and sweatshirts (adult sizes), and

* Scrub tops.

The First Christian Church Sewing Ministry has been sewing diapers, shorts, hats and dresses for children in Haiti out of donated T-shirts and other materials. [Order this photo]
Donations can be dropped off at the church during regular office hours.

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-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Dec 10, 2012, at 9:00 PM

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