Sewing kits for Refugees.
We have a good collection of sewing boxes and supplies for making up sewing kits for newcomers to Canada, but would be happy to receive more, along with a small donation (we suggest a toonie) so that we can purchase any items for which we have a shortfall. These will be made up into sewing kits and donating them to the Rockcliffe-Rideau Community Resource Centre, which gives a great deal of assistance to the families who have settled in the neighbourhood of Donald Street.
What goes into a basic sewing kit?
- Measuring tape
- Thread (one dark, one light, but also coloured, per kit)
- Hand needles
- Needle threader
- Straight pins and safety pins
- Pincushion (maybe you’d like to make one?)
- Seam ripper
- Miscellaneous items also welcome, especially if they have to do with repairs or mending, such as:
- hooks and eyes
- hem tape
- knee/elbow patches.
Just a note, for sharp items such as needles, pins, etc., please place them in a container, wrap them or tape them up so that they won’t prick people handling them.
For more information email [email protected]