Thrifting Donations

sewing machine on table with thread, pines and a measuring roll.

It is estimated that 30% of our national prison population consists of Indigenous peoples. As part of our ongoing desire to support Indigenous women in prisons in our region, we are building day release programs that enable women to learn valuable skills to foster rehabilitation. One of the programs we are building is a thrifting program that can teach individuals how to upcycle and repurpose thrifted clothing items for themselves and their families. We will also offer cultural teachings and workshops teaching things like ribbon skirt making.

With the help from local Rotary clubs and other community members, we have been able to reach our fundraising goal and will be purchasing sewing machines and tools in the near future. We are so excited to get this program off the ground and teach thrifting and sewing to local Indigenous peoples. This will be a rewarding day release program but also offer an opportunity for other local community members to engage and learn a new skill at our centre.

We continue to seek donations for the launch of this program. While we are able to now order our sewing machines, we still require funding for material and tools. If this is a project you are interested in supporting please donate with the button below.