Stitching For A Good Cause

The Lake Jovita Stitchers have signed on to make blankets for the “Hope Totes” program in Dade City, Florida. These talented women have been sewing and knitting blankets for babies and toddlers in various sizes. They have also been sewing tote bags to put the blankets, clothing and toiletries in. For Every Child, Inc. president … Read more

Toiletry Bag Project a Success

10-Year-old J and his mother donated 70 adorable toiletry bags, filled with the toiletries children in emergency shelters need but don’t always have, to For Every Child Thanksgiving weekend. Children entering into the foster care program or an emergency shelter often arrive with very few belongings, if anything at all. Our ‘Hope Totes’ program provides … Read more

Local Students Collect Pajamas and Stuffed Animals

Students from Founders Classical Academy collected bags of new pajamas and stuffed animals for our ‘Hope Totes’ program. 20 students and a few chaperones spent two hours this past Saturday sorting clothing, packing toiletry bags, decorating tote bags and then packing totes. Thank you to all the families who participated in the pajama drive and … Read more

Lake Jovita Stitchers Sew Over 160 Totes

Volunteers from Lake Jovita Community spent a day ironing, cutting and then sewing 166 totes to be used in Pasco county for our Hope Totes program. “What’s especially terrific about these beautiful totes,” said For Every Child president Julie Petrovic, “is that each bag is a gift itself.

They are so beautiful that the kids love them even without all the clothing and necessities we put inside them.”

Thanks to everyone who volunteered and to Glenda Beasley for hosting and Kit Ingalls and Linda Inslee for organizing!

See The Stitchers In Action In The Gallery

Little Helping Hands Pack Totes

Purchasing the clothes and necessities we need to fill a hope tote is just the first phase!

The goods then need to be separated by size and gender, matched to complete outfits, tags cut off and finally packed with a toiletry bag, pajamas, socks, underwear and a homemade blanket.

In January, volunteers from The Little Helping Hands did it all for us, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support!

Little Helping Hands Gallery