Community Service 

Giving Back Locally...

Our Chapter Supports...

2019 Sewing Days...

 Our chapter has adopted these projects to support.  

​More detailed info and patterns:
Anti-Ouch Pouches
Crittenton Center
Angel Gowns


April 19 and  September 13

10:30 am to 3:00 pm

Peoria Public Library -
               North Branch

Bring:  Basic sewing supplies, especially scissors

If you want to sew, please bring a sewing machine.  

There are many non-sewing tasks too.

Community service projects allow our chapter to reach out to serve other organizations each year.  We support local groups by making custom sewn items that are created and donated by members of our chapter.

As members do community service sewing throughout the year, they can take finished items to a neighborhood group leader or bring them to any neighborhood group meeting or chapter event.

​Members are asked to keep track of the hours and  the cost of supplies so the information can be reported to the National organization.  
Contact Community Liaison,
Kim Caywood:
            [email protected] 
            (309) 966-3288
            (530) 701-4940-C

Giving Back Nationally...

 Across the country, members support community service work by participating in a national project adopted annually as well as many other worthwhile endeavors.  Find out more and support the projects of your choice:

Results of
Make 18 in '18

​​Central Illinois ASG members made a record number of Anti-Ouch Pouch mastectomy pillows during the Make 18 in ‘18 campaign. The goal was to have 20 members each make 18 pillows, which is about a third of what is needed for our annual donation
to local hospitals. We donate about 80 a month!

Members were given bundles of 18 pre-cut kits to sew at home. Several members went above and beyond to make over 100 pillows
each. Between the AOP Community Service sewing day in April and the campaign, between 400 and 500 pillows have been made.

Make 18 in ‘18 was a huge success!

Looking ahead, we will be preparing for the Make 20 in ’20 campaign, as the need is increasing due to advanced mammography.

How can you help in 2019? Donate soft woven fabric, gallon-sized bags, or fiberfill. Take a bundle of kits home to sew to keep a steady stream of pillows coming in for mastectomy patients. Take home instructions to fold or bags to label. If someone is stuffing pillows at a Sewing Retreat day, take a few minutes to stuff a few. Come to the Community Service Sewing day on September13, 2019.

If you want to help us get a head start on 2020, Deon Maas or Sue Barnabee will have kits at each Garment Group meeting or
ASG sewing events. Fabric for Deon to make into kits can be given to Deon or Sue.

For more information, contact: 
Deon at [email protected] or
Sue at [email protected] or
National Projects