Community Service

 

Here is a link to the national ASG website with a list of current Community Service Projects: 

https://www.asg.org/resources/giving-back/

 

 

Here are a list of projects that have been used for Community Service in the past.

If you plan on making them now, please check and make sure that the recipients still need and want your items.

2019 Walker Bags

The Goodyear ASG group made over 100 walker bags for the Rehab center in the Honor Health Osborn Hospital. They are given at no cost to the patients who need to use walkers for their rehabilitation.

Giving Back

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Giving back is a vital part of a full and rewarding life. Nothing is more fulfilling than using your skills and passion to contribute to the qualify of life of others in need within your own community. Throughout the country, ASG has become synonymous with sewing acts of kindness.
ASG Community_Service_List.pdf
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2018 Blue Star Mothers Holiday Stocking

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The Las Vegas ASG "Charity Sew" in 2018 is to make stockings for our deployed military troops who will not be home to share the holidays with family and friends. We work in conjunction with the Henderson & Boulder City, Nevada, Blue Star Mothers who arrange the donations to fill the stockings. The Blue Star Mothers was founded in 1942 as part of a movement to provide packages to our military serving overseas. They also provide assistance to family members who encounter hardships as a result of their son, daughter, wife or husband serving in the war.
2018_BlueStarMothers_Stocking.pdf
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2017 Give Kids the World Wish Pillow

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Give Kids the World Village is a non-profit resort that provides cost-free, week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Approximately 21,000 Wish pillows are given away each year to visiting children. Please review the instructions prior to creating your pillows and check with the ASG Titusville - Space Coast Chapter at communityservice@asgspacecoast.org for additional information.
2017 Give_Kids_the_World_Wish_Pillow_ins
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2017 Give_Kids_the_World_Wish_Pillow_vid
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2014 Anti-Ouch Pouch by Deon Maas

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The Anti-Ouch Pouch is a pillow that hangs from the shoulder, fitting snugly under the arm to cushion the area after breast surgery or during radiation treatment. The wedge shape gently holds the arm away from the body when the user is standing. The strap holds the pillow in place without having to use sore arm muscles to “clutch” it. The strap is adjustable and the fiberfill may be adjusted via the overlapped opening.
2014 Anti_Ouch_Pouch.pdf
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2013 T.A.G. Bag

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ASG's 2013 Community Service Project was the T.A.G. Bag (Teach Another Generation) and is a great project to help teach sewing to younger sewing enthusiasts.
2013_ASG_Tag_Bag_instructions.pdf
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2012 The Blanket Project

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In 2012, all chapters were invited to participate in the Blanket Project which addressed a common need of warmth and comfort for hospice patients, veterans and receiving blankets for indigent families.
2012_Community Service_Blankets.pdf
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2011 Painted Turtle Pillow

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The Painted Turtle Pillow was our 2011 Community Service sewing project with pillows donated to The Painted Turtle Camp for children with chronic illness. It's important to use 100% cotton fabric for this project to protect these children from allergic reactions.
2011_Turtle_Pillow_orig_instructions.pdf
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Turtle assembly instructions with colored pictures.
Turtle-Pillow.pdf
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Simpler Turtle assembly instructions.
Simple-Turtle-Pillow.pdf
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2009 US Troop Drawstring Bag

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In 2009, our chapters sewed Drawstring Bags for the U.S. Troops through Operation Care Package.
2009_USTroops_Drawstring_Bag.pdf
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iCare Patterns for Patient Medical Care

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Wild Ginger Software offers free iCare patterns to create gowns, pajamas and accessories for patient medical care, offering a way to provide custom-sized patterns for anyone in the hospital, a nursing home or undergoing medical care.iCare pattern line drawings
iCareBrochure.pdf
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For more Community Service Projects,

Click on the green colored words to go to that pattern or website.

 

Baby Patterns for those who knit, crochet, and sew on the Care Wear Site.

 

Blankets - 2012 Community Service (from ASG National); for Hospice, Veterans, and Babies.

 

Blanket (Fleece - Warm Fuzzies) from U of Michigan Hospital

 

Blanket Patterns (Baby) for several makes and styles on the Sewing Support Site. 

 

Blanket Ideas on Pinterest for several No-Sew Fleece Patterns (click links below pictures to find the ones with patterns and/or instructions).  Includes some good examples of the Crochet and Woven Edge Fleece Blankets. (These take a little extra effort than the popular Knotted Edge, but can be well appreciated by Cancer Patients that have very sensitive skin. 

 

Blanket (Simple Fleece) (Adult) - Instructions from Covers of Comfort.

 

Diaper Shirt Pattern (from National ASG)

 

Duffle Bag Pattern (for CPS)

 

Hat - CK Beret Pattern (Chemo)

 

Hat - Creative Kindness Easy Hat Pattern (Basic Cuffed) (Chemo)

 

Hat - Milly Tie Pattern (BWL – Revised)

 

Hat Patterns for several very popular styles on the Brimming with Love Site

 

Hat Pattern (Adult) (Chemo)

 

Hat Patterns (Chemo) for several on The Sewing Journal Site.

 

Hat – Reversible (Child and Adult) (by Martha Stewart) 

 

Hat - Turban Patterns (Chemo)

 

Kimono Pattern for preemies (from National ASG)

 

Pillowcase Patterns (Serge & Sew Techniques)

 

Pillowcase Pattern (Roll Style)

 

Preemie Burial Gown Pattern (by Bonnie Hagerman, from National ASG)

 

Preemie Gown or Burial Gown Pattern (Simple)

 

Sassy Scarves Pattern (Cancer Patients)

 

Sew-Powerful-Cross-Body-Purse

 

US Troops Drawstring Bag Pattern

 

Walker Bag-1 Pattern

Walker Bag-2 Pattern

 

Several patterns from quilts to scarves are available on the Sewing Freebies Site.