Learning to Sew





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: New Windsor, NY

Total Budget: $3,000

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Five sewing machines and equipment/materials to teach sewing and quilting to young women in St. Christopher's Inc. New Windsor campus.

The young women at St. Christopher's New Windsor campus are victims of abuse, whether through sex trafficking or domestic abuse. This project will teach them the skill of sewing which will enable them to learn a trade and also help during this pandemic by teaching mask-making. As their skill develops, the young women will learn to create blankets, bags, clothing, etc. which they could sell.

The needs for this project include supplies for five young women at a time such as sewing machines, irons and ironing tabletop pads, scissors, rotary cutters, measuring and cutting mats, fabric and other sewing materials, for an estimated total of $3000.

We estimate about five club members to be involved in areas such as volunteering as instructors, working with the school to set up the teaching space, coordinating lessons, etc.

Once the project is up and running, we estimate about five months before evaluating the potential to expand the resources in the coming years.

Project Contact Person

District: 7230

Rotary Club of: Chappaqua

Primary Contact: Eileen Gallagher

Email: eileen.chappaquarotary@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Chappaqua (7230)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Mahbub Ahmad

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Eileen Gallagher.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Eileen Gallagher.

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