....drumroll, please! In 2016, our Chapter made and delivered over 300 duffel bags for foster care kids in Maryland! This far outstrips our commitment of 250 bags for the year. and the Social Services Group in Maryland has been able to put them to use. Thank you to all our members and Neighborhood Groups who have given their time and talents to this rewarding sewing project.
September 1, 2017 - update
We would like to acknowledge Lee Andersen, owner of Lee Andersen Fashion Design & Manufacturing Company in Laurel, Maryland for her contributions to The Duffel Bag Project. She has offered to partner with us by helping the ASG get great prices on fabric and then storing it until we have time to cut it on her industrial-length table with her industrial-strength knife. This saves the ASG money, time, and energy.
Thank you, Lee, for your generous contributions, patience, and kind spirit!
Sincerely, Carolyn Pesterfield – Community Service Chair