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Service Project - Loveys
Jewels, in partnership with, Stitching Hearts Worldwide will be making Loveys.
Service Animal LOVEYS
A small blanket given to abused and human trafficking victims. These soft comforting squares are a source of comfort and grounding for those suffering from traumatic experiences that cause anxiety and disconnect. They have been given to local women's shelters, Autistics families, homeless, human trafficking safe houses.
How you can Help
Jewels is providing a kit which includes a Free pattern, an embroidered animal face and fabric for the inside of the ears. All you need to do is add two (2) 15" x 15" or larger pieces of minky and sew the LOVEY together. Check out this video for details:
LOVEY Patterns and Sewing Instructions can be found here: LOVEYS
Assisting us making the faces for the LOVEYS is Sparrow Family Designs.
While it is difficult to quantify the number of victims of human trafficking because the crime is inherently underground, it is estimated that 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016. Of those 40.3 million, almost 25 million were victims of forced labor and 15.4 million were in forced marriage. There is an average of 5.4 victims of trafficking for every 1,000 people in the world
Human trafficking can happen anywhere, both domestically and across international borders. The UN reports that about 46% of trafficking victims were identified as women and 19% as girls. Victims identified as children compromised 1 out of 3 victims of human trafficking. Though women and girls make up the majority of trafficking victims, men accounted for 20% of victims.
We have complied more information and created a one page information sheet. Click here to download.
In grateful appreciation of those helping in this Service Project by donating, sewing & binding quilts,
Jewel's will be giving you a 25% Off coupon for one cut of fabric, one yard or more. (Coupon expires September 30, 2022)
Stitching Hearts is a local charity based out of Pleasant Grove, UT that provides service opportunities for individuals, groups, and businesses wanting to help those in need. They provide service opportunities to collect and create items that are then distributed throughout Utah, and to those who suffer from natural disasters, human injustices, and unforeseen tragedies beyond their control around the world.
Other Organzations Jewel's Fabric Stash routinely works with:
318 3rd Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84103-2659
Quilts donated to this charity will be taken to local refugees and refugees in places like Jordan, Turkey and Bangladesh. More information on this charity is found through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints website, on their Just Serve page.
Salt Lake City, UT
Any quilts without ties/yarn… that you donate at Jewels will be sent to Shriners Hospital. Shriners is a children’s hospital specifically for children with orthopedic impairments. They provide all care for free to the patient.
Any smaller amounts of fabric that cannot be made into quilts, will be used to make products for the Days for Girls Foundation. This foundation serves impoverished girls in countries throughout the world. They make reusable sanitary kits, so the girls have the ability to attend school, go out in public……when it is their time of the month.