We at Waste Not Want Not are beginning an outreach program for senior citizens interested in textile arts, and need some dedicated volunteers!
Waste Not Want Not will be hosting informal sewing/knitting classes at the Fox Point Senior Center once a week, similar to the Stitch and Bitch’s we host in our space downtown. The program will begin as an informal social gathering for seniors to learn new skills, or simply utilize our machines for their own projects. This program could become an opportunity for seniors to work together on a larger group project, or make work specifically designed to show in our gallery. At the moment, this is a volunteer position, not a paying job, but we can provide financial assistance for gas money or bus fare.
We’re looking for one or two people who are:
- skilled with sewing machines, hand stitching, and/or knitting
- comfortable working with the elderly
- able to commit to visiting the senior center once a week, in the early afternoon (Thursdays or Fridays are
- reliable and punctual
- willing and able to transport one or two sewing machines and and supplies from WNWN to the Fox Point Senior Center
Please email or call us if you are interested. And if you’re not able to take on this volunteer position, please pass the word on!!!
Waste Not Want Not