The Sewing Machine Project is fortunate to call the following individuals and groups our partners. Links to their sites, if available, are included.
Arrow Sewing has been a proud supporter of the SMP for many years, supplying their quality sewing tables to accompany machine donations. We are excited to establish a more formal partnership with Arrow in 2023, as Arrow shares the mission of the SMP with their audience and matches donations! Stay tuned for more information!
Bernina has helped the SMP by donating machines for use in New Orleans school classrooms as well as in the Antigona NGO in Skenderaj, Kosovo and in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey.
Babylock has donated machines to the SMP for use by several organizations including the Latino Commission on Aids, the Kufi Club in Chicago and in 2017, to groups in Houston, TX after Hurricane Harvey.
Brother Sewing Machines donated over 500 refurbished sewing machines to The Sewing Machine Project in 2018. They have followed that with subsequent donations. We are excited to nurture this relationship into an ongoing partnership.
AllBrands out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been incredibly generous! Donating 100 Brother sewing machines for our Haiti initiative in 2010 as well as 25 sewing machines for Hurricane Harvey relief in Houston, Texas in 2017 is just the beginning. Our friendship and partnership with AllBrands is enduring and we are grateful for all of the ways they have supported and continued to support our efforts.
Bluefig bags gives us beautiful sewing machine totes as well as notions totes, all embroidered with our logo!
SVP (Singer/Viking/Pfaff) partnered with the SMP in our early years with donations of new machines to the New Orleans Recreation Department, Bronx High School, the Sewing Girls of Jennings, Louisiana, Florida’s South Trail Libraries and Swannee River Library, and Love International’s Kosovo initiative.
Famore Cutlery has become an enduring friend and partner to the SMP with donations of high quality shears and cutting implements. Their responsiveness and kindness is such a gift.
Mettler Thread donates high quality thread for use in our local programs. One cannot underestimate the value of high quality thread and we are so grateful.
Madison South Rotary – Madison South Rotary supports our local programs with a generous annual grant.
Private Family Foundations find us and see that our mission aligns with theirs. Their financial support is a win-win as it helps us with our mission and helps them distribute funds knowing their generosity makes such a difference.