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Happy Holidays

2021-11-19T16:13:22-07:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: From the Executive Director|

The holidays are here and I couldn’t be more excited! There’s something about this season that brings out the best in all of us. As we slow down, we appreciate our blessings and as the gratitude grows, we are inspired to share our good fortunes. For some, that means finding the perfect gifts for loved ones. [...]

More News About the Stitches Open House

2021-11-19T07:59:02-07:00November 19th, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone, I wanted to give you the latest inventory and updates that we didn't have when I sent out the reminder Open House email. 64 Santa bags were created at home by various volunteers, thank you all so much and OCJ Kids were very happy! Attached is our latest inventory.  As you can see, there [...]

Open House, Saturday October 9, 2021

2021-10-04T16:45:24-07:00October 4th, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone! We are back to our "new" normal for Open House, inventory drop off and supply pick up from 9-12.  Unfortunately I don't see us having a sit down meeting until at least 2022.  Mask wearing is your comfort level and we are still asking that you don't bring a guest so we can minimize [...]

Open House Sept. 11, 2021

2021-09-05T07:57:13-07:00September 4th, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone! Can you believe we are starting our 2022 distribution!  We do have a big favor to ask, if you can, please hang on to your inventory until October. Why would we ask that you say! We are so full!  We have every box from the 2021 distribution in our area and we have started [...]

Pay it Forward Telethon July 21! 

2021-10-07T10:02:09-07:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: News|

On July 21 Back to School Clothing Drive will be the beneficiary of Arizona’s Family “Pay it Forward” fundraiser. This is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year and we are so thankful for CBS 5/3TV’s  continued support. Of course, such events are only successful if people donate, so we are especially grateful for [...]

Open House Saturday, June 12, 2021

2021-06-06T14:23:12-07:00June 6th, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone! Can you believe Saturday will be our last Open House for the kids for this summer! Please plan on stopping by between 9-12 to drop off your inventory and pick up supplies for our September Open House, we will not have another drop off until September.  As with our previous months, we will not have a meeting, [...]

Latest Update for Stitches

2021-05-18T10:39:35-07:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone, just a few things: April inventory is on the website and what do we need? Girl clothes sizes 8-12, dresses, tops/skirts, whatever you want to make.  Please remember that the deadline for inventory drop will be the June 12 Open House. A sad bit of news.  One of our volunteers, Donna Casanova passed away on [...]

Fiesta Bowl Backpack Stuffing

2021-07-20T10:52:48-07:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: News|

History was made on May 7 at the Hyatt at Gainey Ranch when 1,000 backpacks were stuffed in under 15 minutes. It’s only natural for records to be set when dozens of highly competitive NCAA Division I football coaches challenge each other to bring it on! This particular event was part of The Fiesta Bowl’s inaugural [...]

Open House Saturday, May 8, 2021

2021-05-04T21:00:02-07:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone! Our next Open House is this Saturday and we will have the same process as prior months, a mask is required, please no guests and no meeting.  We will be there from 9:00-12:00 for you to drop off your inventory and pick up supplies for the next month with the busiest time from 9:30-10:30.  [...]

Recap – Open House April 10, 2021

2021-04-12T20:36:49-07:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Attached is a copy of the latest, March inventory.  What do we need?  Girls sizes 6-12, top, skirts or dresses and boys dress shirts sizes 7-12.  We are doing very well in girl accessories, for the boys the biggest need is hats.  I know of other boy accessories that have not been turned in.   I apologize that [...]


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