Contact Us

Inquiries?
Satchels of Caring Foundation
412.841.1289
admin@satchelsofcaring.org

Mail Packages or Donations
Satchels of Caring Foundation
307 Fourth Avenue
Suite 509
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Attn:  Kathy Graham

 

The Satchels of Caring Foundation is a 501C3 charitable organization and is classified by the IRS as a "public charity."

Become a Volunteer
Sewing Experience Appreciated, But Not Required!

2019-2020 VOLUNTEER SESSIONS
CONTACT US to let us know you'll be joining us: admin@satchelsofcaring.org 

South Hill Location

Lyn McGinnis-coordinator   lyn1mcg@yahoo.com 

  • 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

Pittsburgh Location

Kathy Graham- kgirish@aol.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
Suite 509
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: admin@satchelsofcaring.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: admin@satchelsofcaring.org

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.  
 

Fabric Dimensions
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"

Sewing Instructions
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: admin@satchelsofcaring.org.  
These sewing instructions are for anyone sewing satchels- expert and student will find these directions easy to follow.

SATCHEL SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

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: admin@satchelsofcaring.org 

CROCHET HAT PATTERN

THE BOW TIE CLOCHE

BUTTON-TAB KNIT HAT

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!

RIBBON FLOWER EMBELLISHMENTS