Do you have sewing skills that you’d like to put to use?
Broad Street Ministries, one of our homeless ministry partners, is seeking new menders to help on Thursdays between 10:30am and 1:30pm. On Thursdays, there is a social service and meal program called Breaking Bread. Hundred of people gather to share a meal and receive the needed services – meet counselors/nurses, get toiletries and clothing, and get their clothing mended. You may not have realized that your sewing could be put to a greater us, now is your chance to jump in.
1 – Sewing skill level varies – no tailoring is required. Mostly sew on buttons, hem pants (nu cuffs), let pants out in the waist, mend holes in pockets, sew up open seams, patch jeans or shirts, re-attach things, sew up gloves, repair zippers (not required). On occassion the menders duck tape shoes and mend backpacks
2 – The menders room is well equipped. 2 excellent sewing machines, ironing board, iron and every sewing notion you can think of, good lighting and adequate room and storage. Just bring yourself!
3 – Time commitment – Commit to one Thursday a month. Arrive by 10:30am to set up and you’ll be finished no later than 1:30pm.
4 – Why they love mending – The guests at BSM are very grateful. We make new friends with other menders, lives are enriched.
5 – If you are interested contact Barbara Lappen firstname.lastname@example.org 610-541-0143
Please share with anyone that you know who has any level of sewing skill.