OWWR offers a machine sewing class to refugees in two sites. One is in Kansas City, Missouri, and the other is in Kansas City, Kansas. Those who complete the tuition free nine-week class get to keep the machine they worked on, as well as a new iron, scissors, fabric, and various supplies.
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Sewing Class Graduates
To January, 2021, we have graduated 143 students from our beginning sewing classes in the five years since this project was launched. Most have gone on to create sewn items for their family households. Many have added to that by taking on sewing projects for friends and country mates and have been able to contribute that way to their family financial resources. Besides these, several have found full time employment in a garment shop creating uniforms for sporting teams.
We have been proud of and grateful for our close relationship with Mr. Mike Mitchell of Restoration Apparel.