One of the Seams For Dreams’ biggest goals last year was to expand its footprint to other parts of India through its various NGO partners. Due to all the donations that have continuously been gathered and all the generous support the organization received during the annual fundraiser, the SFD Garage Sale, Seams For Dreams was able to distribute over 1,000 pieces of clothing in the month of January! We are grateful to our new partner Apne Aap Women’s Collective and Wishing Well, one of our long-standing partners, to collaborate with us for the outreach.
Introducing Apne Aap Women’s Collective
Apne Aap Women’s Collective is an organization that was founded in 1998 and is focused on empowering women, girls, and children from Kamathipura, Mumbai’s red-light district. Apne Aap is an anti-trafficking organization and provides tools to help their beneficiaries lead a better life with resources such as education, vocational services, health-care, and shelter. Apne Aap works with girls and women of all ages, starting at the age of 2 years old.
This month, Seams For Dreams distributed over 600 pieces of clothing, shoes, and accessories to the women of Apne Aap Women’s Collective and hundreds of beneficiaries were given access to appropriate clothing. Seams For Dreams is excited to support a women’s empowerment organization and is proud to have Apne Aap in its network of NGO partners for ongoing support.
In addition, Seams For Dreams distributed over 400 articles of clothing to Wishing Well, an organization that all of the SFD supporters and donors know well. Wishing Well has grown from an organization that started a mobile library for children in 2005 to a platform that bridges the gap between volunteers and NGOs that need additional support and resources. Wishing Well also collects clothing donations, which is where Seams For Dreams comes in, after which the clothing is further distributed to beneficiaries all across India. This time around, Wishing Well plans on distributing the 400 pieces of clothing received from SFD to under-resourced individuals living in Uttar Pradesh. Seams For Dreams is happy to continue to provide Wishing Well support for its outreach efforts in 2020.
Stay tuned on the Seams For Dreams blog for additional updates on distribution missions and new NGO partners. If you know any organizations that could use the extra help, feel free to introduce them to the SFD team at [email protected].
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