The Future In Sight Adaptive Sewing program has been keeping New Hampshire seniors happily sewing away for over 4 years now!
On the 4th Thursday of each month, the “Mitsy Kits” Adaptive Sewing Group meets in Manchester to create hand sewn treasures for their friends and family. This Manchester group is comprised of dozens of seniors who attend from various towns in the extended Manchester area. It’s such a beneficial activity, we started another group in Concord about a year ago, and they meet on the 4th Monday each month. The friendships forged by the participants are as beautiful as the projects they create.
The group gets its name “Mitsy Kits” from the organization called Mitsy Kits Inc., which provides sewing projects that are prepared with tactile edges specifically for people who are visually impaired. Mitsy Kits Inc. is owned by Tammy Roussell, who was originally based in Lowell Massachusetts. Earlier this year, Tammy and her family moved to Florida but they continue to keep our sewing group in “stitches” so to speak, by providing the kits for both the Manchester and Concord groups.
Projects include a variety of items such as pot holders, table runners, placemats, pillows and even purses. The regular attendees make requests if they have something special in mind.
This fun program (in Manchester) is made possible by the Mary Gale Foundation Donor Advised Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which also provides funding for the Mary Gale Support Group in Manchester. Additionally, we have a number of dedicated volunteers who attend each meeting to help assist the group when needed, or provide transportation to get there and back home.
If you would like more information about the Adaptive Sewing program or other activities that Future In Sight organizes, please visit our our website to view the group programs page, or the events page, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t already seen them, check out the gallery of images on our FaceBook page from the September meeting in Manchester!