Community Service

Community service projects allow our chapter to reach out to serve other organizations each year. We support local groups by making custom sewn items that are created and donated by members of our chapter.

Community Service Sewing Days

Anti-Ouch Pouches

Anti-Ouch Pouches (AOPs) were designed by our chapter member Deon Maas. This underarm hanging pillow is intended to add a little comfort to people’s lives during a stressful, painful time. The pillow hangs from the shoulder, fitting snugly under the arm to cushion and ease the pressure of the underarm and breast area after breast surgery, upper body surgeries or during radiation treatment. Tens of thousands of anti-ouch pouches have been lovingly sewn and donated to breast centers across the United States. The American Sewing Guild featured the Anti-Ouch Pouch as the 2008 National Community Service Project.

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Crittenton Center

Crittenton Center serves Central Illinois children and families by providing a 24-hour staffed crisis nursery and other family services. Our chapter donates custom-made bibs and sheets to help defray the costs of purchasing these items. Crittenton staff members have said the items our chapter provides are "much higher quality" than those they can purchase.

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Sewing Days

September 13, 2024

Fall Sewing Day

Peoria Library North Branch