SBR Mending Souls—Make a Difference

Linda Shannon-Hills

Would you like to become a volunteer angel, making a difference for someone in need? Volunteering brings joy to our hearts. If you sew, knit, crochet, papercraft, or embroider, you can make a difference. We also need other volunteers to cut out and assemble kits for others to make. Do you love to organize? We have a role for you in preparing projects to go to the Mending Souls headquarters. Delivering items to the Mending Souls headquarters when needed can be a great help to our group.

The February work session will be on Wednesday, Feb. 2, starting at 9 a.m. in the Needle Arts Room (sewing) located in the Creative Arts and Technology Center. During the work session, volunteers cut fabrics and prepare kits for others to take home, and others have sewed together the many items being cut.

We continue to receive fabric donations of cotton, flannel, home décor fabric, and fleece as well as zippers, thread, and poly-fil to stuff many of the items we are making, but we can use more. We have great plans for more work sessions in the months to come.

If you would like to make monetary donations, we can use this money to purchase specific supplies needed that have not been donated. You can bring in your donations to the sewing room on the first Wednesday of the month and on the fourth Thursday of the month, in the afternoon. Visit us in the Needle Arts Room.

The Paper Crafters make beautiful handcrafted cards, recycled cards, and notes to celebrate community heroes and those in long-term care facilities who spend much of their time alone. These cards bring so many smiles to others in need of it the most.

For more information, contact Dian Gowen at [email protected] or Linda Shannon-Hills at [email protected].

Once you read about the great work done by Mending Souls, you will want to become a volunteer angel as well. Visit to find patterns for all the 30 projects to make on your own or to donate directly to their program.