Sewing with Hope Sows Mission

Each and every one of us is blessed with unique skills and talents, but whether we choose to use these abilities to help others or to serve ourselves is up to us. In the deft and generous hands of the Hope Sows Mission, simple cloth and thread are sewn into essential clothing for God’s children.

Established over forty years ago by Pat Siciliano and June May, Hope Sows Mission is a nonprofit that first sewed diaper kits, cloth diapers, baby gowns, hospital gowns, and bags for sterilization kits. These handmade necessities were donated to the Church World to be shared internationally. One active member, Hope, says, “I love to sew clothes, and I don’t need any more for myself.”

Today, Pat’s daughter, Lynn, continues the mission: "My mom and my aunt began Hope Sows Mission. Keeping the mission going helps to keep their memories alive.”

Today, their membership has begun to dwindle, and their focus has shifted towards providing sewn goods, Easter baskets, seasonal clothes, hats, coats, shoes, gloves, socks, and underwear to those in need in their community. These goods are donated to Catholic Charities, Contact Ministries, as well as Community in Action, Park Meadows Church, and foster homes in Lincoln.

If you have a skill for sewing and an interest in aiding their mission, they need more sewers, with a special need for button sewers in the summer. As the mission no longer receives grant money to help them reach their goal, they need our help to continue to provide those in need with sewn items. They accept yard sale donations of new or gently used children’s and teen’s clothing and monetary donations made out to Hope Sows Mission. Checks can be mailed to Hope Presbyterian Church with attention to Kathy Sorenson.

To learn more or to join Hope Sows Mission, contact Lynn at 217.737.6030.