Giving back is a vital part of a full and rewarding life. Nothing is more fulfilling than using your skills and passion to contribute to the qualify of life of others in need within your own community. Throughout the country, ASG has become synonymous with sewing acts of kindness.
Community service is the one of the pillars of ASG. The 2022 national initiative will focus on needs associated with babies. Members are asked to make any of the five items. Once completed, chapters are encouraged to distribute the completed items with midwifery centers, maternity wards in hospitals, or pediatrician offices.
- 2022 Community Service Project patterns and instructions (requires member login)
The Las Vegas ASG "Charity Sew" in 2018 is to make stockings for our deployed military troops who will not be home to share the holidays with family and friends. We work in conjunction with the Henderson & Boulder City, Nevada, Blue Star Mothers who arrange the donations to fill the stockings. The Blue Star Mothers was founded in 1942 as part of a movement to provide packages to our military serving overseas. They also provide assistance to family members who encounter hardships as a result of their son, daughter, wife or husband serving in the war.
Give Kids the World Village is a non-profit resort that provides cost-free, week-long vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Approximately 21,000 Wish pillows are given away each year to visiting children. Please review the instructions prior to creating your pillows and check with the ASG Titusville - Space Coast Chapter at for additional information.
The Anti-Ouch Pouch is a pillow that hangs from the shoulder, fitting snugly under the arm to cushion the area after breast surgery or during radiation treatment. The wedge shape gently holds the arm away from the body when the user is standing. The strap holds the pillow in place without having to use sore arm muscles to “clutch” it. The strap is adjustable and the fiberfill may be adjusted via the overlapped opening. View the video instructions below:
ASG's 2013 Community Service Project was the T.A.G. Bag (Teach Another Generation) and is a great project to help teach sewing to younger sewing enthusiasts.
The Painted Turtle Pillow was our 2011 Community Service sewing project with pillows donated to The Painted Turtle Camp for children with chronic illness. It's important to use 100% cotton fabric for this project to protect these children from allergic reactions.
In 2012, all chapters were invited to participate in the Blanket Project which addressed a common need of warmth and comfort for hospice patients, veterans and receiving blankets for indigent families.
Wild Ginger Software offers free iCare patterns to create gowns, pajamas and accessories for patient medical care, offering a way to provide custom-sized patterns for anyone in the hospital, a nursing home or undergoing medical care.