More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
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My students need Singer sewing machines, sewing kits, and copies of Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids, Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make, and My First Sewing Machine Book.
My students are a group of students in an urban middle school (grades 7 & 8). Many of my students live at or near poverty with a large number being non-native English speakers. All use the library in some capacity.
Our school is a high-needs school, with 81% receiving free or reduced rate lunch and 24% of our population being multi-lingual.
They are hard working students who love to read and collaborate with their peers. The library is a place where many come to read, work on homework, create something new, or socialize.
My students love to sew and come to the library before and after school and during lunch time to sew. Many students lack the opportunity to sew outside the school walls due to lack of resources at home. The sewing machines that we've been using are wearing out and we need new ones to help them create their projects. I'm requesting two Singer sewing machines, sewing kits, and copies of Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids, Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make, and My First Sewing Machine Book.
In our library makerspace, the sewing station is one of the biggest draws for students.
Using our old, worn out equipment and donated fabric, students have sewn pillows or stuffed animals. One student even made a skirt! Sewing provides an opportunity for students to apply their creativity in a format that is different from other opportunities at school and they are eager to do more.
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