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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 [...]

Open House, Feb 12, 2022

2022-02-06T16:21:33-07:00February 6th, 2022|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Hi everyone, Before we chat about Open House, a few reminders 35th Ave Sew and Vac sew day 4th Sunday of every month (always the 4th even if there are 5 Sundays in the month)         We have not had many attend this excellent opportunity, last month no one came.  You can come anytime [...]

Happy New Year!

2022-01-07T15:15:17-07:00January 7th, 2022|Categories: From the Executive Director|

As we enter 2022, all of us at Back to School Clothing Drive are looking forward to another great year. We are especially hopeful that distribution will once again be an in-person event. I can’t tell you how much we miss interacting with the children and seeing the smiles on their faces. We also miss the [...]

Canceling January Open House

2021-12-31T18:32:06-07:00December 31st, 2021|Categories: Stitches of Love|

Happy New Year!! With the omicron variant being highly transmissible affecting both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, we have decided to cancel this month's Open House.  We just felt that it is too soon after Christmas and New Years for us to get together.  Hopefully everything will calm down and we will be good to go for [...]

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 [...]


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