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Pillowcase Cutting, Thursday Nov. 10

2022-11-06T13:46:58-07:00November 6th, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone! Between our inventory, kits that have left the building, and kits on the shelf, we have almost 1,500 pillowcases --assuming they all get turned in. We still need about another 1,000 pillowcases cut.  If you are available this Thursday between 9:30 to about 2:00, we can tackle the remaining fabric on the shelf.  This [...]

October Update

2022-10-03T12:21:02-07:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: From the Executive Director|

Raise your hand if you can’t believe it’s already October! It honestly feels like we just wrapped up "New Clothes = New Beginnings" yet we’re already months into planning next year’s event. We have some new offerings lined up for the kids and to help offset the costs, we’re excited to announce our Driving the Future [...]

Open House Saturday Oct. 8, 2022

2022-10-02T17:03:26-07:00October 2nd, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi Everyone! Our Open House will be this Saturday and we will be there from 9:00-12:00, no meeting yet, just drop off, bring a friend, chat if you want and select supplies for next month.   We have taken advantage of a couple of flannel sales at Joann's so we have more pillowcase kits available to be selected.  [...]

Work Day Oct. 6, 2022

2022-09-30T16:46:15-07:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone If you are available, we are having another 'cutting' day on the Thursday before Open House from 9:30- to about 1:30-2:00  We have caught a few flannel sales at Joann's so we have alot of fabric to cut plus some cotton fabric for boys and girls.  With the carryover pillowcases and the ones that [...]

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

2022-12-22T14:14:07-07:00June 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 [...]


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