SEW AWESOME COMMUNITY
Sewing to Help Health Care Workers
On March 23, 2020, my Mom and I created the Sew Awesome Community, where people from all over Vancouver could come together and contribute by sewing face masks, scrub caps and hospital gowns to help our healthcare workers and vulnerable community members stay safe.
To do this, we used Sew Awesome as a platform to reach out and bring together people who wanted to help but didn’t know how. We created a page where volunteers could sign up, organizations could request help, and people could donate funds, fabric and materials. We worked mainly to coordinate pickups and drop-offs between volunteers and organizations and to perform quality checks of all sewn items before sending them out.
After several months of hard work, we gathered over 70 volunteers and delivered 1870 masks, 948 surgical caps, and 57 gowns. From these efforts, we were able to help healthcare workers from Burnaby Hospital, BC Children's Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, St. Paul's Hospital, and many more.
Sewn and Delivered