There are many costs to running a non-profit. Some of the more obvious ones for The Sewing Machine Project are the costs of: packing and shipping machines, offering local classes, (including paying a teacher and buying supplies) and paying local technicians for minor repairs. Some of our additional and less obvious costs include software to keep track of and thank donors, software to make sure we have volunteers to cover assignments and keep track of their preferences, costs to keep everyone up to date on our progress through online and snail mail updates and up-to-date brochures, newsletters, thank-you notes, labels and business cards. These are all pieces of what we do.
To give you an idea here are a few specific costs:
- $35 covers packing materials and shipping costs to ship one machine within the U.S.;
- $60 will cover the cost to ship a machine to Central America;
- $100 will cover machine repairs when necessary;
- $350 will cover the cost of an instructor to teach one 6-week local class;
- $600 will send 30 machines to a community in need within the United States.
Please consider giving at one of these levels noted above. In return for your donation (which is tax deductible) you will receive a letter of thanks, which serves as your receipt. You may donate on line (see the box to your right) or write a check payable to The Sewing Machine Project and send it to:
The Sewing Machine Project
PO Box 6245
Monona, WI 53716
Our Forget Me Not program offers the opportunity to honor a beloved stitcher with your donation. Be sure to note your honoree when making your donation and we’ll be sure to add them to the Forget Me Not honor roll!
Thank you so much for your donation!