Saturday, July 21

A Charitable Act

One of our lovely customers, Mel, works tirelessly raising money for the Somaly Mam Foundation in Cambodia and we would love to help! It's a very worth while cause.

The Somaly Mam Foundation is a nonprofit charity committed to ending modern day slavery and empowering its survivors as part of the solution. 
Human trafficking, a multi-billion dollar industry, is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. With over two million women and children sold into sexual slavery each year, it is a global crisis that must be stopped. More resources are critically needed to support the rescue and rehabilitation of these young victims.
Co-founded by sexual slavery survivor, Somaly Mam, the Foundation works to eradicate human trafficking, liberate its victims, and empower survivors so they can create and sustain lives of dignity. The Foundation supports survivor rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation programs in Southeast Asia, where the trafficking of women and girls, some as young as five, is widespread.
(Description taken from http://www.somaly.org/)

As a woman and a mother of 3 girls this is something that I deeply connect with.

HOW CAN WE HELP?
Well we thought we'd stick to what we know and make a quilt to be auctioned or raffled off at Melbourne's official
Somaly Mam Foundation launch party.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Make a 9" star block. Any star you like, just have to be 9" finished and in pinks, reds and/or oranges.
If you wish to use a background colour please make it white based.

 (Example block. Please remember; any star and feel free to use prints!)


Post your block to us at 103a Gardenvale Rd, Gardenvale VIC 3185 BEFORE SEPT 8TH. 

We will construct the blocks into a quilt.
Jenny Carmichael the Bayside Quilter has offered to machine quilt the project for us so we can hand over a finished, beautiful quilt to the foundation!

Happy Stitching!


6 comments:

trash said...

Brilliant idea. Quilty/Sew-y people are good people.

Bronwyn said...

This will be a fabulous quilt for a very important cause - looking up some block patterns now!

Bronwyn said...

I've popped a link to this on the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild forum - already got one sign up :)

amitietextiles said...

Thats great.Thanks Bronwyn.

karen pior said...

Hi Jenny,

I have made four blocks and am sending them to you tomorrow. Cheers, Karen Pior

Christine Kemp said...

Hi Jenny
I've made four blocks also and will be sending in the mail today. I've posted on blog so hope you get some more offers of help. Cheers