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Ready to Help Other Kids?

Sewing Gift Bags

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

From your home or school.

You can also join us in sewing gift bags at My New Red Shoes. Please check out our volunteer calendar to see if we have any upcoming sewing events! 

WHEN

Ongoing, throughout the year.

WHO NEEDS TO HELP

Class, Scout troop, or other group of like-minded kids (some adult facilitation is also necessary)

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Sewing gift bags is a fun, hands-on volunteer project for a group of children or adults. The time, love and effort you put into these bags make a big difference to the children we serve - and to their families.  The hand-sewn, personalized bags lets them know someone in their community cares.

DESCRIPTION

Each pair of shoes and clothing gift card My New Red Shoes provides is packaged in a gift bag hand-sewn and personalized by a volunteer.  Serving more than 10,000 children this year means we will need more than 10,000 gift bags, so we are in great need of your help!


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Fabric- please use 100% cotton or cotton-poly blends in any kid or teen-friendly print or solid.

2. Sewing Machine

3. Iron

4. Iron-on labels (we willprovide these)

5. Sharpie Marker


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


NEXT STEPS

Contact My New Red Shoes to request "Made With Love" iron-on labels

 

For questions, contact Cristina Fariaz cristina@mynewredshoes.org


CONTACT INFO

650-375-2648

Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Decide how many bags you'd like to sew.

2. Request "Made With Love" iron-on labels using our website. 

3. Purchase or collect the fabric. 

4. Sew the bags, paying close attention to our simple instructions.

5. Mail or drop off completed bags along with your Gift Bag Completion Form.

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the YouthGive app!