Dress A Child | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Help Dress A Child Around The Island and Around the World This May!

During the month of May, Discount Fabric Warehouse has teamed up with Dress A Girl Around the World and various local charities to help dress children in need in our community and around the world.

Dress A Girl Around the World believes that “every girl deserves at least one dress” and strives to distribute new, homemade dresses to girls in need all over the world. Many of these girls live in areas where they may never have a new dress of their own and Dress A Girl has the vision that every girl has at least one new dress. To find out more about Dress A Girl Around the World and see how you can help them directly, please visit our Dress A Girl page here.

Here in the islands, there is a need for basic clothing (simple shorts, tops, and girl’s dresses) for children of all ages. As always, each of the stores will be working with different charities in their communities to distribute donated items to those in need.

The Hilo and Kona stores will be working with the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center and HOPE Services Hawaii. The Friends of the Children’s Justice Center maintains a closet where children who are removed from situations with only the clothes on their backs are able to find new and gently used clothing. HOPE Services Hawaii distributes new and gently used clothing to children in need. Many of the families helped only have what is on their backs or in their cars and starting over.

As Maui and Kauai settle on their charities, we will update you.

Join us throughout the month of May and learn how to make simple children’s clothing using materials provided by us at one of our workshops. Dates and times will be available soon. You can also drop off any new handmade article of children’s clothing (ages 3 – 16) and receive a $5.00 gift certificate (limit one gift certificate per person, offer ends 05/31) and we will make sure your made with love item is donated to the appropriate organization.

Dress A Child Around the Island | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Discount Fabric Warehouse – Kauai

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 10AM – 2PM

Come and learn how to make these simple elastic waist shorts!

 

 


Dress A Child Around the Island | Discount Fabric Warehouse

Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 10AM – 1PM

We will be making dresses and tops based on this simple “20 minute” pattern! We will supply fabrics and instructions.  You can bring your machine or request to use one of ours. Sergers are suitable except for top-stitching. Please call 326-7474 or come by to register, so that we know how many kits to prepare.


Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | 10AM – 1Pm

Learn how to make shorts for pre-teen boys! We will supply fabrics and instructions.  You can bring your machine or request to use one of ours. Sergers are suitable except for top-stitching. Please call 326-7474 or come by to register, so that we know how many kits to prepare.


Discount Fabric Warehouse Kona

Thursday, June 07, 2018 | 10AM – 1PM

We will be having an Open Sew Day for these projects! Come by and work on the projects you just learned how to do!


Discount Fabric Warehouse Hilo

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 10AM OR Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 10AM

Please contact the Hilo store to find out what project we’ll be working on!

 

Fabric donations appropriate for children’s clothing are always appreciated. Do you have an organization that would like to help? Your group could volunteer to sew clothing items using fabric donated by others. This is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill, sew a type of clothing that you may not have tried before, or to teach your young ones how to sew and help the community.

Need more information? Contact your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store, E-mail us at fabricdfw@gotfabric.com, or keep an eye out for our upcoming E-Blast. We’ll be updating as more information (such as dates and times of our sewing events) are finalized.