Sewing Gift Bags
“Teens living in foster group homes never receive new clothes, so this was a big deal to them. Having a gift card to go shopping, plus the new shoes really impacted them positively. They are also aware that there are people out there who are kind, caring and generous enough to donate the shoes, gift card and personalized gift bags. Many older foster youth feel like their families don't care, their group homes don't care, so this means a lot.”
- Partner Agency Professional, 2013
Each pair of shoes and clothing gift card My New Red Shoes provides the children we serve is packaged in a gift bag hand-sewn and personalized by a volunteer. Since we are serving 10,000 children this year we need 10,000 gift bags, so we are in great need of your help!
Sewing gift bags is a fun, hands-on volunteer project that can also be turned into a one-day service project for a group of children or adults. The time, love and effort you put into these bags make a big difference to the children we serve - and to their families.
You can start today, sewing gift bags at home, by downloading these Simple Instructions. When you have finished sewing, please mail or drop-off this Completed Bag Form with the bags to My New Red Shoes.
You can also join us in sewing gift bags at My New Red Shoes. Please check out our volunteer calendar to see if we have any upcoming sewing events!