November 2019 – St. Louis, MO – Throughout 2019, Baby Lock has donated sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines to a variety of charities in need across the country. These organizations have found unique and creative ways to use sewing to further their missions and bring aid to those in need.
“At Baby Lock, we have a commitment to supporting charitable work that ties into our core values, including a shared love of sewing,” said Director of Baby Lock Brand Marketing Susanne Voss. “These organizations are a perfect match for our philosophy and we’re proud to support their efforts.”
The Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation is a nonprofit organization that provides service-enriched programs for residents of low income housing communities across the country. Baby Lock donated two sewing machines for senior resident sewing classes, quilting and other weekly sewing projects onsite. For more information, visit www.rainbowhousing.org.
The Super Sam Foundation is dedicated to fighting childhood cancer through advocacy, awareness, research funding and support for those in the fight. Sam, the founding hero, had a wish: help “All the Kids” and that is what the Super Sam Foundation strives to in his memory. Baby Lock provided a quilting machine for the foundation's charity gala silent auction. To learn more, go to www.supersamfoundation.com.
The Canine Services Training Center provides service dogs to veterans, first responders, and Individuals that suffer from emotional, neurological, and physical disorders. To help cut volunteer costs, Baby Lock donated a sewing and embroidery machine to make service dog patches and embroider shirts for staff and resale. See more at www.facebook.com/K9STC/.
Lafayette House is a women’s shelter and drug rehabilitation center for abused women and children. Residents can participate in SewFun, a weekly sewing class, where they make small usable items for their families, including tote bags, pillows, pillowcases aprons and small quilts. The charity has been using second- or third-hand discarded sewing machines, Baby Lock provided two new machines as replacements.
Baby Lock donated a machine to the art program at Abilities United. The charity provides access for artists with developmental disabilities to the Bay Area art community by selling and exhibiting their work in public spaces, businesses and institutions. To learn more, visit www.abilitiesunited.org/program/enrichment-services/art-program/
The EAST (Education Accelerated by Service and Technology) program at Hellstern Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas received software and an embroidery machine from Baby Lock. They’ll be used to embroider patches that displays a police officer's blood type on their vest. When an officer is hurt, conventional tests to determine blood type can take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. These patches will allow the responding paramedics to know the officer's blood type instantly.
“Each of these organizations show how sewing can be used to make lives better — many of them in ways Baby Lock hadn’t thought of before,” Voss said. “We’re all very impressed by their efforts.”
About Baby Lock:
Baby Lock has been a leader in the sewing industry for 50 years. Today, the company offers a full line of easy-to-use, state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, sergers and accessories, and industry-leading service and support. Baby Lock products are sold exclusively through independent retailers.
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