SAN ANGELO, Texas- Student Icons, a fashion and sewing organization, yesterday hosted a charity sewing class for a good cause.
The event took place at the Stephens Central Library, where community members who showed up learned how to use a sewing machine while making sensory blankets for dementia and Alzheimer’s patients at the hospital Envoy Hospice.
Founder of Student Icons, Uniquka Christian shares how she wanted to involve the community.
âWe had so many fabrics donated to us, a local fabric store here in town, Quilting Quarters donated a ton of fleece for us to make these blankets. We did it once in Dallas, and I thought why not do it here? I live in San Angelo, maybe there will be people in the community who will want to go out and help make blankets and donate, âChristian said.
And volunteers like Kandi were delighted to be able to help others with a kind gesture.
“It is such a good feeling to know that you are going to be able to make an impact on someone’s life and it may be a small road, but it will mean a lot to them to have something comforting for them, and to knowing that someone cares, they have made it a labor of love for you, âsaid volunteer Kandi Marro.
The student icons also teach children and teens the life skills of sewing and even give them the opportunity to showcase their work in local fashion shows.