We’d like to purchase 3 more vintage sewing machines for our Mole St. Nicolas class. Unlike modern electric machines, the vintage machines have an external motor and can be converted into treadle (non-electric) machines, if needed. We typically buy these machines off eBay, and the average price is $100 - $200 per a machine.
We're in need of new or gently-used plastic storage bags. We're going to use these to pack fabric and other sewing supplies on the cargo ship, and they'll also be used in the classroom for storage. We generally pack our sewing supplies in crates when we ship, and putting the fabric and supplies in these bags will ensure that they stay clean and dry.
We can use vacuum storage bags or heavy duty vinyl storage bags. Both of these items are available on Amazon, and many other retailers. If you are interested in purchasing some for us and having them shipped directly to us (or donating some), please contact us some we can give you our shipping address. We're also accepting donations toward the purchase of these bags. Please write "storage bags" in the notes of the online donation, or on the memo line of any checks.
The students LOVE working with denim! It's hard to find denim in the areas where we work in Haiti, so we purchase the denim in the U.S., and ship it to our students. In-kind or monetary gifts of denim are much appreciated.
Interested in making an in-kind donation? Check out our donation page.