This Year's Project: Materials for Projects
About Our Organization
Sewing for Babies is a 501(c)3 volunteer organization that combines their love of sewing and love of babies to make items which are given to mothers who need them for their babies. Mothers are able to obtain them free of charge when they attend WIC Clinic appointments through Blue Valley Community Action. Items our volunteers sew are bibs, burping cloth, receiving blankets, changing pads, sleepers, diaper bags, slings, quilts, afghans, dresses, toys, shirts and pants. Items are also distributed to the Beatrice Community Hospital, the Willow Center, Beatrice Fire & Rescue for children transported, and Linus Program.
Due to Covid Blue Valley community Action was unable to hold clinics until May. That didn't keep our volunteers from sewing ,as we've already had 4,406 hours of sewing so far this year.
Current Project: Materials for Projects
Many of the items we make can be made from scraps of donated material, but we need large pieces of flannel and batting to make quilts. We donate about 360 quilts a year, and then we also need to purchase interlock knit for sleepers. We donate around 250 sleepers per year. The cost of material is increasing each year so funding is needed to purchase the material we need.
Supplies to Make Sleepers & Quilts
Our organization depends totally on donations of material, yarn, thread, and money to continue. Monetary donations are needed for supplies and material for making quilts and sleepers. We made and donated 2,886 items for distribution in 2019, including 332 quilts and 273 sleepers. Our volunteers spent 8,212 hours in 2019 to make these items.
The cost of making a quilt is $30.00 and sleepers are $24.00, so our organization is attempting to raise $16,512 to cover the cost of supplies to make items for distribution.
Sewing quilts and sleepers, rompers
We will need batting, flannel and material for each quilt we make. We donate 300 quilts per year to Blue Valley Community action and each one costs at least $30.00 to make. The interlock knit costs $12.00 to $15.00 a yard and 2 yards are needed for each sleeper we make. We supply Blue Valley Community action with 300 sleepers and 80 rompers per year.