Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Teenagers really love to work!

 Two days of working and much was accomplished.  We cut fabric, sewed, ate a little (ok a lot) of food and completed over 220 Christmas stockings for our returning wounded soldiers at Travis Air Force Base.  These teenagers from Vanden High School worked really hard in the 7 hours the last two days getting so much done.  Some had never sewn before and they all had a great attitude about learning.  They even helped sew some quilts together when the stockings were to a stage they didn't feel comfortable sewing.  We still have about 200 more stockings that need the top finished off.  I know what I will be doing the next couple of days :)
 These kids really love helping out and filled my friend Carla's house with laughter.  If you are looking for some help with your charity crafting project, contact your local high school.  You will find MANY willing volunteers.  Our high school cut out the manditory volunteer hours long ago, but we had so many kids show up who just wanted to help.  The National Honor Society Club requires they complete 4 hours a semester, but many of these students stayed all 7 hours and want to come back again.

1 comment:

Alycia said...

This is an awesome idea!!! Did you have a specific stocking pattern that you used? You have inspired me!!