Discussion on the Sewing Machine Project

Dane County Chapter

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Margaret Jankowski began the Sewing Machine Project in 2005 as a grassroots way of helping women in need. The Sewing Machine Project's basic philosophies of providing tools to support women's endeavors and asking machine recipients to "pay it forward" in their own communities are principles that reflect Margaret's deepest beliefs.

In 2005, following the Southeast Asian tsunami, Margaret Jankowski read an online article about a woman who had lost her sewing machine in the disaster. This was the spark that ignited into The Sewing Machine Project. Margaret began collecting donated sewing machines to ship to women in Southeast Asia as a way to help them mend their lives as well as a way to forge bonds of friendship across the globe. Later in 2005, when Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Margaret shifted this effort to focus on the New Orleans area. Packing machines into rented trucks, and later loading pallets to ship, Margaret has made 13 trips to the Gulf Coast and delivered over 850 machines to the region.

The Sewing Machine Project has worked internationally as well, delivering machines to women in 6 countries. The mission is always the same, to mend lives and communities. More recently, The Sewing Machine Project has begun working with immigrant groups here in the Madison area.

Cost: Free; all welcome

When: 05/14/14 @ 7:00pm
Cost: Free; all welcome
Call: 608-225-4921
Web: unadane.com

More Information:
United Nations Association USA
Dane County Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edgewood College
Predolin Auditorium
7:00 p.m.

The UN Foundation
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Fax: +1 202 887-9021

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New York, NY 10017

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