On July 20, Gwen Mowat, Max Perzan, Barb Poltl, and Linda Gorg of the Needlework Club joined 90 others in the annual Sew-A-Thon for Aviva Children’s Services in Tucson. By mid-afternoon, more than 2,600 tote bags had been completed. Without these cloth bags, the children would be given plastic garbage bags for their personal possessions. Last year, close to 5,000 bags were distributed to children being removed from dangerous or unstable home situations.
In addition to sending members to the sew-a-thon, the club produces and donates bags and other hand-crafted items throughout the year. Come and check out these and other activities of the Needlework Club in the Creative Arts and Tech Center on Tuesday mornings, 9:00 a.m. to noon and Friday afternoons, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.