PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to help make a difference in lives of Haitian children by participating in a Haiti Pillowcase Dress Sewing Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Coordinated by the College’s Student Activities Office, the community outreach event will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
“There are many people in Haiti who are struggling and without such basic necessities as food and clothes,” said Nicole Lance, Owens Student Activities Assistant. “The Haiti Pillowcase Dress Sewing Day is intended to help put smiles on many Haitian children’s faces by providing them with bright, colorful dresses.”
During the event, participants will have the opportunity to use their sewing skills and participate in several hands-on activities, which will include cutting open the seam end of the pillowcase, adding elastic to the top portion of the pillowcase and sewing armholes for the dresses.
Lance added, “We are also encouraging individuals to donate pillowcases prior to or during the event. Our goal is to make as many dresses as possible.”
All completed dresses will be delivered to Missions International of America in Perrysburg for future distribution to children in Haiti. Individuals can drop off their donated pillow cases on the Toledo-area Campus at the Student Health and Activities Center Room 165.
For more information about the upcoming Haiti Pillowcase Dress Sewing Day, call (567) 661-2994 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2994.
- Owens Community College