Monday, October 27, 2014

Make A Difference Day Update

I wanted to send a BIG THANK YOU to all of you for the assistance you provided in making this year's Make a Difference Day activity a huge success!!

 So let me share with you some of the details:

 - a total of 37 people came on Saturday to work on our projects (maybe our biggest crowd yet!)

Volunteers pitch in with pressing


- 10 walker bags, 29 wheel chair bags, and 22 lap robes were completed (everything got done!)

-  38 cards and greetings ready for delivery to the veterans
Volunteers making cards for veterans

- total of 124 hours volunteers spent between Friday set-up and Saturday end-of-day

- hours above does not include time spent by the numerous ASG members who 
At the pressing station
donated fabrics, helped to cut,  pin, and prep-sew these items, and participated 
in the other various prep activities. 

-special shout-outs to the Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall (for letting us use their space, tables
and chairs) and to Bob & Sue Frisenda at Sew n' Vac for use of their tables, chairs, sewing machines and other miscellaneous items.  Without the annual support from these folks, we
would not have the capability of completing our projects.
Completed wheelchair bags

Some of the finished lap robes

Needless to say, "many hands make light work" and I just know our Castle Point
veterans will be pleased with our accomplishments.

Tying a quilt

An Elvis themed lap robe

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Update for Make A Difference Day

Final details for our Make a Difference Day activities this year are nearly complete.  Specifically, our store-front location has been named.  You can find us in the former Jumpin Jakes/Hallmark store (across from DeS Jewelers).  Closest entrance is at the center of the Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall.  Turn left and we are the second storefront on the right.  See you there!

Just a reminder, here are the rest of the details for that day:

Support Our Local Veterans Sew-In
Make a Difference Day Activity
Sponsored by the Hudson Valley NY Chapter, ASG

Saturday, October 25, 2014
From 10AM -3PM
Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall, Route 9, Poughkeepsie, NY

Supported by The Poughkeepsie Plaza Mall & Viking SewN'Vac

You are invited to join us in making lap robes, walker bags and wheel chair bags for our local Veterans. All are pre-cut and ready to sew, but you do not need sewing knowledge to participate. Tasks like pinning and pressing are available for those without sewing skills or who are unable to bring a machine.

Come for as much or little time as your schedule allows. Are you a student requiring community service time for graduation? This is a great place to earn your certificate!
Please email us at or call 229-8958 to register your participation.