Helpful Partners

The Sewing Machine Project is fortunate to call the following individuals and groups our partners.  Links to their sites, if available, are included.

Bernina  has been a partner for several years, donating machines to for use in New Orleans school classrooms as well as in the Antigona NGO in Skenderaj, Kosovo.

SVP (Singer/Viking/Pfaff)  has partnered 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. We are incredibly grateful and excited to nurture this relationship into the future.

Babylock is a new and exciting partner, donating new machines to the Latino Commission on Aids in New York. We’re thrilled and excited to kindle the flame of this great partnership.

AllBrands out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been incredibly generous! Donating 100 Brother machines for our Haiti initiative as well as acting as a collection site in the state of Louisiana barely scratches the surface. They have been so supportive, assisting with shipping and advice. We look forward to seeing this partnership develop further!

Nancy Zieman has been so kind. She sits on our Advisory Board of Directors and has taken such an interest in our programs. We have received national attention after she invited Margaret to appear on Sewing with Nancy.

Madison Gas and Electric has been behind us from the start. They give us safe warehouse space for our machines and help with launching shipments. We load and ship pallets at the MGE loading dock and they are always so helpful.

Hans’ Sewing and Vacuum – I began The Sewing Machine Project while working at Hans’ Sewing in Madison. Although  Hans’ closed in June 2008 after 54 years of service, their support is deeply felt and remembered.

Kiwanis Club of Madison – The Madison Kiwanians helped us get our start.  They have collected donations through the Kiwanis Foundation and many of the members have made generous individual donations. Their generous spirit, kindness and continuous support have been incredibly helpful.

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.

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