It's been said that it takes a village... at Rosie's Room it takes:
a little time,
a lot of love,
a generous donation, and
the help of a volunteer.
Enthusiastic volunteers provide the tools and supplies for people to learn the basics of life skills which include but are not limited to:
sewing ... sometimes it's as simple as the feeling of being trusted with a sewing machine again, other times it's trying it for the first time. Just spending a bit of time working out a complicated sewing pattern equals so much more than the finished garment.
mending ... simply a way to breath new life into a well-loved garment. Instilled with a sense of pride, every one looks and feels better when they are "on-the-mend."
cooking ... a nutritious meal, honing an old skill, or modernizing a tried and true recipe, Mac & Cheese: meet cauliflower and skim.
knitting ... the feel of the yarn, the memories it evokes, and a chance to relax and chat.
arts & crafts ... using various mediums, is a quick way for someone to engage by using their hands. The excitement is seeing the "crafter" enthusiastic and proud about presenting the finished product as a gift... from the heart and made with love.