I’m so excited to announce that this February, Sew a Softie partners with the Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York City as part of their CIVICKIDS campaign to host a Global Kids Sewing Party. Sew a Softie invites everyone, any where in the world with kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews, a school class, a sewing group or club to join in.
The campaign’s theme for February is kindness and caring. The children participating will be joining in to sew a softie to give to someone in their community. The recipient may be a friend, a family member, an elderly neighbour, a local hospital, a nursing home, library, shelter or anyone whom they wish to reach out to.
Communities around the world are realising the importance of empowering even young children to take civic responsibility. The aim of the party is to promote children’s civic engagement by having them sew a softie and gift it to someone in their community. By showing children that they can both have fun and make a difference in someone’s life the Sew a Softie Global Kid’s Sewing Party hopes to help children see for themselves that they don’t need to wait till they are adults to contribute meaningfully to their community.
You can find the sign up form here and you can schedule your party anytime in February.
Please tag photos with #sewasoftie #CMACIVICKIDS as all photos will be featured in the Museum’s online exhibition and on the Sew a Softie Instagram page.