Next week we’re returning to New Orleans. When I was there in March I met a dynamic young woman–Nicole Chang. She is part of the Our Legacy program and is working on a new effort called DIVAS. This new group reaches out to high school girls in the New Orleans area, offering a creative sewing program. In order to be accepted into the program, one has to maintain a good gradepoint and have regular school attendance. The program is working so well!
Nicole asked if The Sewing Machine Project would be willing to donate machines dedicated for this effort. I asked John Douthat from AllBrands and he was happy to help out. John is donating 25 new Brother machines which will form the base of this program. Next Friday we’ll present these wonderful machines to Nicole so her program can continue to grow.
What a gift it is to meet someone like Nicole, such a dedicated, articulate leader. What a gift it is to know John, a generous and kind businessman. And what a gift it is for me to have the opportunity to meet so many people who want to make the world a better place.
Mending communities, one sewing machine at a time.