Calling All Crafters!: Support Kim's Project

>> Sunday, December 6, 2009

I mentioned last week that my church is getting involved in the idea of Advent Conspiracy. Next week all of the offering collected during the service will be going to three different organizations. One of those organizations is called Kim's Project. Kim's Project is a local Boston non-profit that helps women get out of the prostitution and sex trafficking industry. A representative from the organization came and spoke to us this morning and it really broke my heart to hear the realities these girls live. Many of them are children who have aged out of the foster care system and have no family or friends to help them begin their adult lives, can you imagine?

I have been sewing bags these past couple of weekends to fill requests friends have made. But I was thinking, while I was at it, I could maybe sew one or two more and send them over to Kim's Project for the holidays. What girl doesn't like a new bag?

So I wanted to throw the idea out there: If anyone would like to sew a bag and send it to me I would LOVE to take your bag over to the shelter to show these girls that despite their current situation there are people out there {total strangers} who care about them and would like to brighten their day.

I have looked and there is not a lot of info on Kim's Project on the internet, which I am sure has to do with the nature of their organization. But if you have any specific questions I can email the lady who spoke at my church this morning.

To get you started I have compiled a list of some of the BEST bag tutorials floating around the blogosphere. BIG, HUGE thanks to the bloggers who wrote these, they are great.


Email me at: stephanie.sabbe@gmail.com and I can give you my address. I hope to bring the bags over before the 25th if possible. Thanks in advance for participating!

5 comments:

LindsB December 7, 2009 at 8:52 AM  

you are so sweet, what a great thing to do. If I knew how to sew a bag like these i would be all over this project. I actually think I need help from you with the quilt im working on for my Grandma for Christmas- its out of my Grandpas old ties and its causing from issues for me haha

Deliciously Organized December 7, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

I'm so bummed I've not been able to make it to church lately :( sounds like a lot of amazing things are happening over there right now. I wish I knew how to sew, I would make you a few to give.

Rebecca December 7, 2009 at 10:12 AM  

What a wonderful idea. I don't have a sewing machine or much of a clue how to make a bag - I plan to learn soon though :) But this is a really lovely thing to be doing!

Design Esquire December 9, 2009 at 8:55 AM  

I'm behind on my blog reading, so I just came across this. What a great idea. Unfortunately, I think I'm working everyday between now and Christmas, or would I try to make some bags ("try" because I am a beginnger sewer!). Let me know if you plan to send bags again at a different time of the year, and I would be glad to help. This is a very good thing that you are doing.

Virginia December 11, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

We did the Advent Conspiracy last year and a similar thing this year! If I can't get a bag out to you for this Christmas, I'd like to get one out for Valentines like you suggested =)
Now that I say that, I should put my other projects on hold and work on making one to send out. Could you send me the shipping address?
virginiamae(at)gmail.com

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