Project ‘Warm Up Omaha’ was a success

Thank you to the Knit & Sew Group for their successful project, “Warm Up Omaha.”  Due to the generosity of the Elkhorn Hills UMC congregation, they distributed the following items to the Sienna Francis house, Open Door Mission, Sewing for Babies, YES, and Promise in October.

Knit & Sew Group

They made or collected the following items :

  • 21 adult blankets,
  • 24 baby blankets,
  • 15 youth size blankets,
  • 40 pair of gloves,
  • 46 pair of socks,
  • 11 scarves, and
  • 245 hats.

The Knit & Sew Group will continue working on a UMF project for universal school bags and Sewing for Babies.  Eight ladies attended a High Tea sponsored by Sewing for Babies.

About Sewing for Babies Organization

Sewing for Babies, Inc. is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to helping newborn babies. Since 2004, the organization has been providing small layettes for new mothers who may have little or nothing for their babies. Each baby receives a diaper bag, clothing and blankets, lovingly made by volunteers. The group also gives clothing, blankets, hats, and specialty items to Neonatal Intensive Care Units across Omaha to use in the care of premature and sick infants. Sewing for Babies, Inc. will be utilizing their OVG grant to purchase materials to expand the organization’s service to premature, sick and needy families of newborn infants across Omaha. Additionally, funds may be used for costs related to development and implementation of a second fundraising event for the organization.


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