Sewing Classes Begin Again!

After a summer break for the Make Welcome sewing class, we were very happy to start again today. For the record, we didn't take the summer completely off. There was plenty of planning, sorting and organizing donated fabric and supplies, sample sewing, outreach to new students, visits with old students, [. . .]
11
Sep
2015
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Playdoh Can Save the World (Or at Least Provide a Preschool Readiness Program)

We are gearing up for our third year of Make Welcome! Each year has brought new developments to our program as we continue to grow our outreach to the refugee community. Through the month of August, we'll be highlighting some of these new and/or redesigned initiatives. Providing Sanity One of [. . .]
12
Aug
2015
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Volunteers needed: Be a part of our story!

13 women trained to sew with another 7 on the waiting list. 15+ children who have been part of our childcare program. Multiple projects completed, including tote bags, coffee cozies, infinity scarves. Piles of donated fabric received and upcycled into lovely products. Yes, all of these are elements of the [. . .]
30
Jun
2015
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#God At Work

August 25, 2012 I was unprepared, basket of peppers and zinnias in hand, yard-sale pots and pans in the back of the car. I was unprepared when she opened the door, ninety pounds of worn woman with black eyes deep in malnourished sockets. Black eyes that lit up and shone [. . .]
31
Mar
2015
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Ready to Help Us Play? Childcare Needs at Make Welcome

The Make Welcome nursery and PreK class that we provide for our students' children is one happening place. Stickers flying, crayons coloring, rockets zooming and ribbons twirling...there's never a dull moment and rarely a quiet one! Our goal for the childcare at Make Welcome is to provide a safe, educational [. . .]
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Mar
2015
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