Ozcare is a leading not-for-profit organisation of professional and caring people who have been delivering innovative and superior health and human services to the Queensland community for more than 20 years.
They offer a range of services to help people of all ages and backgrounds including aged care facilities, home nursing, respite care, retirement villages, homeless hostel services for men and women and much more!
This month we’re asking everyone to create some beautiful, vibrant men’s and women’s walker caddies so clients can gather their favourite items and attach them to their walkers or wheelchairs.
Age Concern (NZ)
This month you can also support a New Zealand based charity. Age Concern supports older kiwis and helps them have a healthy lifestyle full of opportunities and protection from harm.
To add your own touch, you can choose to decorate the caddy in extra ribbon ties and stippling of your choice (we’ve used the Dream Machine automatic quilting function on ours). You can also fasten the caddy pockets with easy-open plastic snaps or velcro spots instead of buttons.
We’ll be giving away a number of Universal Magazine prizes, which will be drawn in December 2017. To enter, simply take a photo of your finished project and post it to our Echidna Sewing facebook community!
We’ll also be giving away a number of prizes at random throughout the year, and your Sewalong project is eligible for one of these prizes no matter which month it’s sent in.
How long do I have to create the project?
Since we are featuring a new charity each month, the November sewalong will run from 1–30 November, 2017.
Things to remember
Sewalongs are a great way to get inspired by what everyone creates, while giving to a worthy cause. If you’re new to sewing or embroidering this is a great chance to get involved and have fun no matter what the outcome. Any excuse to put your sewing and embroidery machines to good use is a great one.
SENDING IN YOUR DONATIONS
Be sure to include your name, postal address and contact details with your donation.
To send in your donation to Ozcare:
- Drop it off at any of our Echidna locations
- Mail it to
Ozcare, Ozanam Villa
153 King Street
Clontarf Qld 4019
To send in your donation to Age Concern:
- Drop it off at any of the Age Concern locations in New Zealand.
- Email our NZ representative, Mandy Chamberlin for a direct postal address.
If you have your own sewing/embroidery blog you can save the following badges and post it on your blog entry, linking back to this page.
- Echidna Sewing facebook community – get inspired and share your creation with our online community.
- Past charity sewalongs – try your hand at some of our past projects.
- Suggest a charity – Tell us about a charity you’d like to see in our monthly sewalong.