Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Grateful Garments - Fabmo

Women helping women
Related Posts with ThumbnailsToday I volunteered at Fabmo to help sew things for their Grateful Garment program. Volunteers come in and sew garments (basic scrub type) that go to local hospitals for rape victims, who sometimes have to leave their clothes behind for evidence. The hospital can only provide one of those open end gowns. The founder of Fabmo started the Grateful Garment program when she saw the need.  Over 60 outfits are made each month.  We also sew small cosmetic bags for girls rescued from being a sex slaves. The bags are filled with basic toiletries, since they  have nothing when the police shut down the operation. We also make XL tote bags for the homeless. The tote bags are made with heavy duty fabric (most of the fabric comes from the S.F. design center - samples) with extra long shoulder straps. Not only to help carry things but to be used as a pillow. We sew with fabric that otherwise would have been throw out and put it to good use. 

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