Mending Souls Continues to Grow

Our self-proclaimed Ms. Queen STUFFIT, Arlene Tongas, on the left, with Sharon Marchant during our first SBR Mending Souls Sip and Sew.

Linda Shannon-Hills

The SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR) Mending Souls group hosted a special work session on Tuesday, June 21, called Sip and Sew. We were joined by the founder and president of Mending Souls, Michelle Don Carlos, as well as the group’s vice president, Trini; sewing captain, Melanie; and professors, Rose and Erika.

Michelle gave our group an overview of the Mending Souls program and all the various charity groups they provide with items the volunteers make. The Mending Souls headquarters team was very impressed with our well-equipped room and all the equipment we have available to use.

SBR Mending Souls meets on the first Wednesday of every month to work together to cut, sew, serge, and stuff. You don’t have to be a seamstress to participate during our work sessions. Besides getting so much done, we have fun together and build friendships while making items for those in need. Several of our members have commented on the warmth it brings them to help others with something they love to do.

Many of our volunteers take kits of cut fabric to sew together at home. There are more than 30 projects. We invite anyone who would like to participate in this worthy group that makes a difference to others in need.

The Mending Souls team said they are beyond proud to showcase sewing guilds like SaddleBrooke Ranch Mending Souls—a model for other branches worldwide.

If you would like to join the SBR Mending Souls team, contact Dian Gowen at [email protected] or Linda Shannon-Hills at [email protected].