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April 2015 News

More than just sewing machines

  • Written by  Ian Anderson
Indian widows receive their sewing machines Photo: Provided

Ladies from Christlife Presbyterian Church are using their sewing skills to provide a new life for Indian widows.

The ladies group called Itchin’ for Stitchin’ meets every second Friday night at 7pm, except during school holidays.

They bring with them their sewing machine, while everything else provided, and spend the evening making items to be sold in the lead up to Mother’s Day on May 10.

The ladies hope their handmade creations including casserole holders, tea towels, lap quilts and more will sell so well that they can raise enough money to supply a number of sewing machines to Shi-loh Ministries in India.  

Shi-loh Ministries works with widows in India who, without the finincial income of their husbands and without any social security, can no longer provide food and education for their children.

By providing widows with a sewing machine, they are able to earn an income while working at home and provide for their family.

The Itchin’ for Stitchin’ ladies will be selling their wears from April 19 to Monther’s Day on May 10 at Christlife Presbyterian Church, on the corner of South and Greenwattle Streets.

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