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  • $562 goal

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Mrs. Meschter
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 12 donors
  • $0 still needed

Sew What on What?

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

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 Project

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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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SINGER 7256 Sewing Machine with Carrying Case • Amazon Business $178.72 1 $178.72
SINGER 4423 Heavy Duty Extra-High Sewing Speed Sewing Machine with Universal Hard Carrying Case • Amazon Business $159.33 1 $159.33
Best of Sewing Machine Fun For Kids -The • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Michley Lil' Sew and Sew 100-Piece Sewing Kit • Amazon Business $7.03 2 $14.06
The Best of Sewing Machine Fun for Kids: Ready, Set, Sew - 37 Projects & Activities • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
My First Sewing Machine Book: Learn To Sew: Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86

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This project will reach 590 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Inspirus Credit Union and 11 other donors.

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