Unique Fabrics Sewing Program
Unique Fabrics is a sewing program created by the residents of McElderry Park to create more things ,i.e. assets, in the community. With very limited programs within walking distance to the heart of the community, Amazing Grace Lutheran Church and Pastor Gary Dittman, graciously opened their doors for a small group of women to launch the evening program in October 2017. It became clear after a few weeks, that the school age girls in the community were already involved in after school programs associated with their school, so an effort to partner with Youth Works for summer 2018 was added to the year round program . So Unique Fabrics now has a Fall/Spring as well as summer youth session. Our future goals are: hire permanent full/part time staff; expand the program to include day/evening/weekend classes; maintain free to low cost classes; develop employment opportunities for girls and unemployed residents; and develop a permanent location within or near the community which will make the program accessible for residents.