From Veterans who have served overseas to young mothers setting up a home, clients are delighted to be able to take home sewing kits assembled by Household Goods volunteer Alice Wiggin. The kits include many useful items: scissors, buttons, thread, needles, safety pins, and measuring tapes.
Alice has provided these sewing kits for over ten years, and makes 5-6 kits a week. The items that go in the sewing kits are all donated. In fact, Alice has a handout that she carries with her to give to people she thinks might be able to help. An active Concord Piecemakers member, Alice also has many contacts in the quilting world who contribute thread, needles, pins and the like. After Alice assembles the items, she puts them in attractive metal tins (many which are “found” from among our item donations or provided by friends). These run the gamut from one-of-a-kind keepsake boxes to novelty candy tins (even a Toblerone chocolate box).
Thanks, Alice, for providing our clients with these thoughtful, practical kits. They’re one more way we’re helping people make a home.