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What a week!

2022-08-02T15:01:40-07:00August 2nd, 2022|Categories: From the Executive Director|

Thanks to our generous sponsors and donors, loyal partners, and hard-working volunteers, thousands of students are ready to kick off the school year with EVERYTHING they need. To take a closer look at the 2022 “New Clothes = New Beginnings” event, go here! Thanks to thousands of people who tuned in and donated, we raised over [...]

Distribution Wrap-up

2022-07-22T13:34:51-07:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

We had 2,354 smiles!!  Not as many as we wanted but after 2 years of no kids and with limited staff at schools, it is awesome that we had kids attend our event.  They were all very grateful and loved all our items.   Many pictures have been posted on Facebook both on the Back to School [...]

July Update

2022-06-30T18:25:30-07:00June 30th, 2022|Categories: From the Executive Director|

As we reach the midpoint of summer vacation, BTSCD is kicking it into high gear preparing to host almost 4,000 students next month at Grand Canyon University. After two years of contingency plans, we’re so excited to be in person!    Did you know the students who attend are selected by their schools or districts months [...]

Open House June 11, 2022

2022-06-05T16:40:03-07:00June 5th, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone! Well this is it! Please turn in all your items on Saturday, especially the pillowcase and wallet kits that you have.  If you were not able to complete these kits, please return all unfinished items so we can have them finished.  We will be having a sew day at the office on June 23 [...]

Distribution July 17-21 at GCU

2022-06-03T14:21:14-07:00June 3rd, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

We have worked so hard to create all our items for the kids, now we need you to help the kids select their items.  We have added evening shifts from 4-8:30 to serve some new non-profit groups (Monday), foster families (Tuesday) and Luke Air Force and a non-profit (Wednesday).  Listed below are the shifts and the [...]

Distribution Update

2022-05-09T11:48:44-07:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: From the Executive Director|

Distribution is coming up quickly and it certainly looks like we weren’t the only ones who missed being in person! Our loyal sponsors jumped right back on board and gave generous contributions that will allow us to outfit more than 4,000 Title I students with new clothes, new shoes, new backpacks, personal hygiene products, and much-needed [...]

Extra Special May Open House

2022-05-08T18:28:45-07:00May 8th, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Happy Mother's Day to all our amazing Mom's!  You all do so many things for your kids and then spend time creating items for all our kids making all of us Moms.   We 'sew' appreciate you.  Before I get into all our news, I have a request.  We have a volunteer who lives in Gilbert at the [...]

Open House 4/9/22

2022-04-04T12:30:44-07:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone, We will have our Open House this Saturday and while I don't know of any parades (sorry about last month) but I do know that I-10 will be closed in the tunnel.  So plan a different route, extra time and patience.  I hate it when the tunnel is closed!  We will not be having [...]

Distribution – LIVE in 2022!

2022-03-08T13:39:28-07:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: From the Executive Director|

I’m thrilled to announce that the 2022 “New Clothes = New Beginnings” is going to be an in-person event! Yes, after two years of contingency plans, we’ll be back at Grand Canyon University from July 18-22 to give thousands of high-need students the shopping and learning experiences they love and have missed. Of course, we know [...]

March 12 Open House

2022-03-06T21:29:38-07:00March 6th, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone! Our next Open House will be Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9-12 and NO MASKS!  Fingers crossed we stay on this course going forward.  We are not going to have a sit down meeting yet due to the boxes in our area, we did ship out our boxes but Robert needs to create hygiene [...]

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