Sew For Hope began as a ministry of Thriftsmart with Rita Atkins and Lynn Creasy, teaching a group of 4 Bhutanese students. That was all it was ever expected to be! But the ladies kept coming back to learn more and also brought their friends who wanted to learn to sew. 

Now, years later, Sew For Hope is one of the programs of Servant Group International and offers the opportunity for followers of Jesus and refugees to learn sewing and business skills side-by-side, while also building connections and friendships.

At the successful completion of the beginning sewing program, students are awarded a certificate of completion and a new sewing machine.  Job referrals and application assistance are offered to graduates as jobs become available. At graduation students bring friends and family to celebrate with them in their accomplishments. For many of our students, it is the first time they are recognized for their talent or worth.

Fill out the form below to participate as a volunteer or as a student. If you have questions or employment opportunities contact Bonnie Myers at

To support Sew for Hope financially, click HERE.

Learn more about our other volunteer opportunities in Nashville over on our Nashville Page.

If you would like to be a student click HERE. If you want to volunteer continue down the page!

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