DURATIONMore than 4 hours
You can work at home or, if you're part of a sewing group or class, this can be a community project.
WHENThroughout 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 empoverished girls. Just $300 educates a girl for a year; selling just six animals can fund that girl.
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.
Sewing skills (and a sewing machine)
Some sewing skill and experience with a sewing machine are required.
Email us at email@example.com with your interest and level of sewing skill. We'll provide you with all the materials to make your first animal.
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest and level of sewing skill.
- 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.
- Sew your animal and return it to us for sale in our online store, where all proceeds go to help fund education for girls in India.