Become a Volunteer
Sewing Experience Appreciated, But Not Required!
2019-2020 VOLUNTEER SESSIONS
CONTACT US to let us know you'll be joining us:
South Hill Location
Tuesday, November 23rd 9-12pm
Tuesday, December 3rd 9-12pm
Saturday, December 28th 8:30-11:30am
Wednesday, January 22nd 9-12pm
Saturday, January 25th 8:30-11:30am
Tuesday, February 4th 9-12pm
Saturday, February 22nd 8:30-11:30am
Wednesday, March 4th 9-12pm
Saturday, March 21st 8:30-11:30am
South Hills Location
Health and Wellness Pavillion, Peters Township
160 Gallery Drive
McMurray, PA 15317
Kathy Graham- email@example.com
Tuesday, December 10th 6-9pm
Tuesday, January 14th 6-9pm
Tuesday, January 28th 12-1:00pm
Tuesday, February 11th 6-9pm
Tuesday, January 25th 12-1pm
Tuesday, March 10th 6-9pm
Tuesday March 31st 12-1pm
Downtown Pittsburgh Location
The Bank Tower
307 Fourth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Interested in setting up a volunteer day for a group of employees, or a club or organization? We host Community Action Days at our headquarters in The Bank Tower 307 Fourth Avenue, Suite 509. To set up a mutually agreeable date and time, email us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
QUICK LINKS TO VOLUNTEER RESOURCES
Family & Consumer Science Teachers
Have a classroom of students you'd like to sign up to participate as helping hands? We'll provide sewing kits and instructions free of charge. You have your students sew satchels for credit and return to us on completion. To request kits, email us here: email@example.com
Helping Hands organizations, committee members and friends meet at various community and committee events to select, cut and assemble sewing kits using coordinating fabrics, cording, trim and buttons donated by local commercial interior design firms. These kits are then sent to area high schools, colleges, and sewing clubs to be assembled. When complete, a custom tag reading, “Made especially for you by Satchels of Caring Foundation” is sewn into each Satchel.
For volunteers wishing to use their own fabric, the following dimensions should be used to cut the necessary fabric pieces:
Body(1): 24" x 14"
Straps(2): 20" x 4"
Band(1): 8" x 14"
Click the link below for a copy of our sewing instructions. If you have difficulty downloading, you may also request a copy via email by sending a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These sewing instructions are for anyone sewing satchels- expert and student will find these directions easy to follow.
Knit and Crochet Hat Instructions
Many of our volunteers have been requesting a pattern to knit or crochet hats for chemotherapy patients. Below are three patterns that we found from Halos of Hope who regularly contribute hats to our satchels. If you have difficulty downloading, you may also request a copy via email by sending a message to: email@example.com
Ribbon Flower Embellishments
Click here for a simple tutorial to make ribbon flower embellishments. A great project for Girl Scouts or other groups of young students. If you can sew a button and cut ribbon, you can make one of these!