Senior Services: Senior Services’ mission is to help older adults remain at home for as long as possible and to help them live with dignity. With concern for those who care for senior adults, we also help caregivers through services and education that will benefit them.
Individuals who cannot afford to pay for services are of special concern to Senior Services and receive assistance to every extent possible through philanthropic contributions and available public funds.
One of the philanthropic missions of the Triad Modern Quilt Guild is to sew lap quilts and to raise money and collect items for seniors in need in the Triad. Don't forget that this month is Dental Health Month! Bring your unused toothbrushes, toothpaste, flow, denture cleaner, Fixodent, etc.
Sewing for Babies: “Sewing for Babies” is a group of crafty volunteers who meet monthly at Village Fabric Shop. They sew needed items for the babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Forsyth Hospital. They started just last year in January of 2018. You can learn more at their Facebook page “Sewing for Babies Winston-Salem".
Ryan's Case for Smiles: A hospital experience can be terrifying and traumatic for both a child and their family. While others strive to find a cure, Ryan’s Case for Smiles helps with the stress and emotional impact of illness in the here and now. Their whimsical pillowcases give children an emotional boost, while information on resources and tools help families better understand and cope with the experience. Their pillowcases help brighten up an otherwise very clinical environment. Each pillowcase is packaged with an insert that provides links to copying strategies, tools and resources. The local Winston-Salem chapter is 100% volunteer and they have to raise all the funds to buy fabric, thread, needles, etc. Their delivery commitment is 150 - 170 pillowcases to Brenner Children's Hospital each month and 50 to Ronald McDonald House each month. Donated pillowcases can be dropped off at Sew Original, Sewingly Yours, or Village Fabric Shop. All pillowcases must be made from 100% cotton.
Little Dresses for Africa: Making a difference because girl orphans are among the most devalued and abused in their culture, and face such oppression, it is the mission of to plant in the hearts of these little girls that they are worthy. It is reported that girls wearing a new little dress are much less likely to be abducted, abused or molested because the new little dress shows that someone cares about them.
It is a widespread but sometimes unacknowledged problem that girls in Africa miss school and stay at home because of menstruation. Join the Dignity program and help LDA help them, by sewing “Sani-panties” distributed through Little Dresses for Africa. Include new package panties when you can!