Sewing machines for new class

Sewing machines for new class

We're currently seeking 15 vintage (as of 6/11 - we only need 4 more) electric metal sewing machines for our new Port-de-Paix class. Our students will convert these electric sewing machines into treadle sewing machines that do not require electricity (since we do not have electricity).

There are many vintage sewing machines on Ebay ranging in price from $100 - $200. Since shipping to Haiti is costly, we want to be sure that the machines we send can definitely be converted, so we are only seeking external belt-driven motor machines at this time.

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Changes to the Mole St. Nicolas sewing program

We wanted to take a few minutes to update you on some changes we're making to the Mole St. Nicolas sewing program to better serve the students in this region. 

After much prayer and consideration, we've decided to put this program on-hold with the hopes of re-starting it in Mid-September. Our students were able to learn how to make some beautiful skirts, dresses, and purses. But unfortunately, we need to find another teacher who can teach the intermediate and advanced concepts that our program needs. We sincerely appreciate what Professor Jean was able to accomplish over the last two years, and we are forever grateful for her hard work.

Since there are very few sewing teachers in the Mole St. Nicolas area, we are searching for a teacher in Port-de-Paix, and other surrounding areas, who may be interested in relocating to the Mole. Assuming we find a teacher, we plan to start a new class in Mid-September. Our ultimate goal is to give students in this program the same opportunity and quality education as the students who attend our Port-de-Paix sewing program.

Also, even though the class is not formally meeting, the students are still able to use the sewing room and supplies to work on personal projects. So they're able to have their own sewing club in the meantime.

We know the future of the program rests firmly in God's hands, and we are confident that He will work everything out as it should. As we wait to see how things unfold, will you join us in praying for a new teacher for this program?

As always, thank you for your continued support!

Storage bags for shipping

Storage bags for shipping

We're in need of 10 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 barrels when we ship, and putting the fabric and supplies in these bags will ensure that they stay clean and dry. 

We can use vaccum 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.

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