GRASG Community Service Projects - May 2024

GRASG members all have different talents.  So many of those members have contributed to the community with their sewing skills.  Below, you will find historical, one time projects as well as the specs needed for current ongoing projects.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace (Ongoing)

Since 2023, GRASG has had an ongoing partnership with Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SIHL), to  provide quilts and pillow cases to go with the SIHL twin beds for needy children who have no bed.  Up to March 2024, GRASG members have donated 27 quilts and numerous pillowcases.


If you want to help:

  • Make a new quilt
  • Size:  at least 60" x 72" (or larger)
  • Quilts are donated twice yearly:  in April and December.  
  • Deliver finished quilts, quilt tops and pillowcases to Pam Smith in time for one of the two annual donation dates.
  • Questions:   Contact Pam  (phone:  901-491-2226) or (email:

Paws with a Cause  (Ongoing)

Paws With a Cause trains service dogs to assist people who have physical disabilities or mobility issues.  Dogs are outfitted with a uniform vest to identify their work status.  GRASG members have helped monthly to cut and sew vests for the dogs.  


If you are interested in helping:


  • Contact Pam Smith to volunteer for the next date and location.  Space is limited to several workers at a time.

Socks Drive (Ongoing annually)

The Sock Drive for needy children is an annual event that runs from the March meeting through the June meeting.  In June, socks are donated to In-the-Image for their annual Back-to-School Shoe Giveaway.  In 2023, we donated 485 Pair of socks.  As on May 1, 2024, 78 pair of socks were donated with many more to come by June.

Wrapping Gifts for Santa Claus Girls (Ongoing annually)

Come Christmas time, GRASG members get together one or two days to help wrap gifts for needy children at Christmastime.

Past Service Projects


Christmas 2021, GRASG members sewed over 100 pair of ripstop nylon mittens lined with polyester fleece to Santa Claus Girls for children of all ages.  

Walker Bags

In 2022, various members stitched 28 beautiful walker bags that were donated to Mary Free Bed Rehab Hospital for patients with walkers.

Chemo Caps

Summer 2023, the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids Chapters had merged.  The first shared service project was to help cut and sew chemo caps.  Those were donated to the hospital in Kalamazoo.