Have any of you heard of the organization Donors Choose? I had until this week. My company gave each employee a gift card to http://www.donorschoose.org/ , which allowed each employee to pick a charity of their choosing from the listings on DonorsChoose.org. DonorsChoose in an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.
Here's how it works: public school teachers from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class. It also include adult education for the needy. The website lets you drill down by state, county, poverty level, the subject area, etc. All the listing are vetted and if you elect to donate more than $50, the students will keep you posted on their progress.
We choose to support music and sewing, our two passions. I thought I'd share the site, since I found it so appealing and truly amplifies the meaning of the holidays.
Here is the search for sewing:
Some examples of the people in need of sewing support:
Sew On The Go is authored by Michelle Renee Hiatt, who is the designer for her own pattern line Sew On The Go as well as Modern 180, a modern pattern division of Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. Additionally, Michelle is a certified Studio 180 Design Instructor, as well as a certified Professional Process Expert (LSSMBB); she uses her process improvement techniques and applies them to her quilting and teaching others how to simplify their piecing while improving the quality of their quilt making. Michelle Renee is known for her humor, enthusiasm and encouragement! Michelle can be reached on her website @www.Sewonthego.netor her blogwww.sewonthego.blogspot.com