I participated in the annual day of service in honor of MLK at a Sew In that was sponsored by Forward Chicago at the Lincoln Square Friendship Center located at 2733 W Lawrence Avenue. Two groups, the women of the Craft Circle decided that they wanted to make a difference during their monthly meetings at the Sulzer Library.
They joined forces with a local girl scout troop to help our neighbors by sewing reusable grocery bags for the clients at the food pantry, as well as cloth dog toys made out of old tee shirts.
While I am not a sewer, I was able to join right in and participate by cutting fabric for the dog toys while the girl scouts and their leaders braided the actual toys. Another neighbor brought lunch for everyone so that we could work through lunch. Over 50 bags were made for the clients of the food pantry.
It is so great to have neighbors helping neighbors, we had a few folks that saw the notice on Forward Chicago’s or the alderman’s website and showed up. This winter, just showing up counts for a lot and we all thought it was well worth it. Please check out the DNAinfo article for more about this wonderful event . http://dnain.fo/KAUfFA