Sewing and Charity

I enjoy giving back but these days we all need to ensure we know who we are giving to so our giving goes as far as it possibly can.

Last week i had a huge clean up of my fabrics and i got a bag together to give away. Instead of taking it to the local thrift store i decided to ask my sewing forum group about some charities that need fabric in my area.

I got in contact with Parents Of Prems and now i know this group will use a whole heap of fabric to make items for families that have babies born premature.

A few other charities that take fabric donations are Capes for Kids and Dress a girl around the world.

I really wanted to write a blog post about Kiva.org. It a site which allows you to give micro loans to people around the world. I almost always choose other sewists to loan to. It’s an industry that is needed and is valuable in small countries.

I find Kiva.org rewarding because i can keep giving on to others when the loan is repaid and I’m helping small business owners and individuals help themselves.

Kiva.org is primarily funded through the support of lenders making optional donations as well as through grants, corporate sponsors, and foundations. They don’t take money off the loans it all goes to the borrower.

Giving back is really rewarding and I’m trying to do this as much as possible.