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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Sew Stuffed Animals to Educate Girls

DURATION

More than 4 hours

WHERE

You can work at home or, if you're part of a sewing group or class, this can be a community project.  

WHEN

Throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Depending on your experience with sewing, some help may be required.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Making Bandar and Bhaaloo (this means monkey and bear in Hindi) animals is the central focus of our work. By selling these unique animals, we generate funds that go directly to specific high schools in India that educate impoverished girls. Just $300 educates a girl for a year; selling just six animals can fund that girl.

DESCRIPTION

Bandar and Bhaaloo needs volunteers who have some skill with sewing and would love to put their talents to good use by creating whimsical one-of-a-kind stuffed animals. If you can provide the sewing machine, we will provide the materials (your selection of pattern - bear, monkey, elephant, bunny; fabric; stuffing; etc.). The fabrics we use are donated saris and other Indian clothing, usually silk or rayon, often with beautiful patterns and embellishments.  It’s up to you to be creative, using the fabric in a way that gives each animal its unique personality.  Bandar and Bhaaloo animals are not toys (although they are very irresistible); they are designed to be loved and admired. 


ITEMS NEEDED

Sewing skills (and a sewing machine)


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Some sewing skill and experience with a sewing machine are required.


NEXT STEPS

Email us at deborah@bandarandbhaaloo.org with your interest and level of sewing skill. We'll provide you with all the materials to make your first animal.

See "VIEW INSTRUCTIONS" for more details.


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Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.
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  1. Email us at deborah@bandarandbhaaloo.org with your interest and level of sewing skill. 
  2. Once you have committed to making an animal, we'll provide you with a pattern and all the materials needed to make your first animal based upon your sewing skill.
  3. Sew your animal and return with this packing slip here. Your sewed stuffed animal will be sold in our online store, where all proceeds go to help fund education for girls in India.
  4. Kindly fill out this PGK impact form when you’ve completed the activity. 
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