2014-10-02 / Faith

Women to sew school bags

The Relief Society units of the Thousand Oaks and Moorpark wards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are working to sew school bags for 250 children in rural Ethiopia.

The units are also making hygiene kits for 180 girls in Uganda.

The next sewing event to work on these projects will be from 9 a.m. to noon Mon., Oct. 13 at the LDS church, 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Those attending should bring scissors.

The units will sew throughout the school year on the second Monday of the month except for December.

The two foundations that support these children are funded in Simi Valley (child2youth.org) and Santa Clarita (engagenowafrica.org).

Some of the work on the hygiene kits will be completed The units will also sew underwear and basic supplies for African girls so they can stay in school and finish their education.

Donations of fabric, elastic and materials from the community will be accepted. Everything that is made will go directly to the families in need.

The project was started by members of the congregations, but more hands are needed from the community to finish the work by May, when the items will be shipped out.

For information or to make a donation, call Shirley Jones at (805) 444-4736.

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