UPCOMING EVENTS ARE ARE MOSTLY TAKING PLACE VIRTUALLY. CHECK THE MONTHLY LISTINGS FOR SPECIAL ZOOM EVENTS.
FOR MORE SPECIFICS CHECK WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD LEADERS ON THE “CONTACT US” PAGE.
OCTOBER 2021 MEETINGS
Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting: Wednesday, October 6, 1:00-3:00
Keep on Stitchin’: Thursday October 7, 1:00-3:00 PM Check with Leader
Lunch & Annual Meeting Banquet Masters, Clearwater, Saturday, October 9, 10:30AM-3:00 PM.Barbara Green from the Homeless Empowerment Project is our speaker, Refer to you Newsletter for Ballot and Ticket
Loose Threads: Wednesday, October 13, 10-12, check with leader,
Happy Hoopers: Wednesday, October 20, 10-12, Check with Leader
Thursday’s Threaders: Thursday, October 21, 10-12, Check with Leader
The Material Gals: Thursday, October 21, 10-12, Check with Leader
Designing Ladies: Tuesday, October 26, 10-12, Check with Leader
Skipped Stitches, October 27, 10-12, Mesh Beach Bag with Pat Kraft
NOVEMBER 2021 MEETINGS
Chapter Advisory Board (CAB) Meeting: Wednesday, November 2, Noon Paradise Restaurant
Keep on Stitchin’, Thursday November 3, 1:00-3:00 PM, Check with Leader
Loose Threads, Wednesday November 9, 10-12,
Happy Hoopers, Wednesday, November , 10-12,
Thursday’s Threaders, Thursday, November 10-12, Check with Leaader
Designing Ladies, Tuesday, November , 10-12, Check with Leader
Skipped Stitches, Wednesday November, 10-12,
OUR MEMBERS HAVE NOT BEEN SITTING IDLE
The following article by Karen Bishea appeared in our Jan/Feb 2021 newsletter
Skipped Stitches has recently picked up a new organization for the donation of the beautifully created children’s clothing sewn by many of its members (see masks and clothing below): Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP), Clearwater Florida. Founder Barbra Green graciously came to Skipped Stitches September 23, 2020 meeting to fill us in on the organization, mission, and volunteer opportunities. Barb enthusiastically shared with the group about HEP and the various programs. It started humbly as part of a church outreach. Overtime it became clear of the enormous need for services for homeless in the Clearwater area and the church and the outreach part of the organization split.
HEP serves veterans, children, families, and individuals. The scope of help is broad, starting with basic needs of food and shelters, but also covers mental and physical health, community resources to help with assistance and self-sufficiency programs. The donated children’s outfits, made by our members, will be used to help children who come to the shelter in need.
There is a range of volunteer opportunities including a thrift store that help fund many of the programs. Vicki Bishop, a Skipped Stitches member, is one of the many volunteers that generously donates her time weekly.
From the website: “HEP is the only social-services agency of its kind in Florida, offering shelter care and supportive services for the entire homeless population.”Here is the link to their website: https://www.hepempowers.org
About Barb Green, Founder
Barb has dedicated her entire life to going above and beyond for those less fortunate. From serving meals out of her home (still located on campus) before HEP’s kitchen was established, to cleaning the bathrooms of HEP’s very first dorms. Today, because of her hard work, HEP spans a beautiful 8-acre campus.
WE HAVE BEEN SEWING CLOTHING AND PILLOWS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
THE MATERIAL GALS HAD A MARKET TOTE BAG CHALLENGE