SIDNEY — Wrapped in God’s Love, a ministry of Holy Angels Catholic Church, here, has scheduled service days for the sewing of items to be distributed to meet various needs.
The service days are open members of the public who would like to help in this effort.
The group regularly sews simple dresses and shorts for needy children around the world. More than 3,500 dresses have been delivered to Haiti, Tanzania, Honduras, Guatemala, Philippines, Ghana, Chile and will be sent to Puerto Rico in November.
It also sews baby blankets and burp cloths for Rustic Hope, Brigid’s Path, New Choices and more, sews pillow cases for veterans at the Dayton Veterans Hospital; makes hats and scarves for Compassionate Care, Agape, Alpha Center, Holy Angels soup kitchen and more; knits and crochets prayer shawls, 8-inch squares, baby hats and blankets; and makes fleece blankets for Samaritan Works, New Choices, Wilson Health, Project Linus and more.
In addition to asking people to volunteer to help on service days, Wrapped in God’s Love has suggested that they take sewing machines, knitting needles or crochet hooks, fleece or flannel fabrics at a minimum of 40 inches square or wash-and-wear fabric suitable for little dresses at a minimum of 25-inches by 36-inches to the service day events.
Service days have been scheduled as follows: Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19 at Shelby County YMCA from 1 to 3 p.m.; Oct. 21 and Feb. 24 at Maria Stein Relic Shrine from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Oct. 28 and March 10 at the Sidney Knights of Columbus hall from 1 to 3 p.m.
Kits for making dresses and shorts are available at the church.