Sewing for Haiti

Shown left to right:  Jacki Thompson, Mary Goemaat, Monica Staudt, Brenda Stahl, and Pam Berry show some of the sewing projects for children they completed that day. Photo submitted

Monica Staudt, a leader for the yearly mission trip to Haiti with the Holy Family Cluster, gave the following information about the church’s sewing day last week: “Our yearly Haiti Mission Sewing Day was held Friday, November 10 at St. John Catholic Church. We had 25 helpers who completed 16 dust ruffle skirts; 27 pillow case dresses; 2 reversible dresses; 50 tote bags; 100 basic hygiene kits; girls hygiene kits; 20 dolls; and four sleeping mats. Several cut hundreds of grocery sacks to connect & make into plarn (plastic yarn) and several learned to crochet the sleeping mats. It was a GREAT day! Most in attendance were from St. John's parish, but five ecumenical friends from Ames, Belmond, Goldfield, and Eagle Grove helped as well. A Special Thanks to all who shared their time, talents, and treasures with Haiti.”


For more photos of the sewing day, see the November 16 edition of the Monitor.