One-on-one volunteers have been teaching eight weekly basic sewing classes for refugees four times each year since 2010. Students have come from Bhutan, Nepal, Burma/Myanmar, Afghanistan, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Congo, South Africa, Kenya and Iraq. In each class they sew a household or clothing item. At each final class, our more than 125 graduates have received donated sewing machines, fabric, and supplies. To visit a class, volunteer or make a donation of a portable sewing machine, fabric, notions or money, call Jennifer Crittenden at 315-633-2817.
Click here for an article in the Post Standard in February, 2012, about our work with these refugee women (scroll to the middle).