These days we are extremely grateful for this program that not only helps refugee women care for their families, but has also opened up opportunities for them to care for their communities. In this current crisis, we have graduates and volunteers sewing masks.

These masks are being made from a non-woven droplet resistant fabric that is used in the medical industry, which was generously donated from a local business called Adelca Systems, LLC. Though the masks are not N95 compliant, they are designed to cover N95 masks in order to extend their life. The masks will be distributed to various non-profit clinics such as Siloam Health, Faith Family Medical, and Saint Louise Clinic. We’re thankful for this joint effort spearheaded by the Davidson County Sheriff’s office in partnership with Sew For Hope and Sewing Training Academy of Catholic Charities Refugee Services.

Last week we received packets of fabric and passed them out. This week we’ll be picking up our first batch of 600 completed face masks!

In addition to the masks, the clinics have also asked for washable gowns and caps (as they were re-using disposable ones). Our team found the lovely people at Fabric House Nashville who generously donated a whole car full of fabric for gowns and caps.

So grateful for their generosity!

It is a joy and a blessing to us to be a part of serving our local medical community as they work so hard to care for the sick and vulnerable among us. We are so grateful that our refugee friends are able to use their skills to partner together as well!

During this time of uncertainty we look forward to continuing our classes in our new ministry center which is nearing completion. Thank you for your prayers and support!

To learn more about ways you can get involved with Sew For Hope, head over to Sew For Hope, and check out our other Nashville programs on our Nashville page!

If you know of other employers for seamstresses please have them get in contact with us!