Last week, Hurricane Harvey gave "unprecedented" flooding. Rains up to 50 inches in Houston, Texas with thousands forced to flee their homes. This impacted me personally because my younger brother, Paul lives in Houston. While thankfully he is safe, I heard his first-hand account. I saw his photos, videos, and heard about his friends being rescued by boats from their homes being flooded.
Images shared by Paul Braddock
One of our goals as an organization is to provide underprivileged children in the communities we work in with education, health services, art and dance therapy, and other much needed social services to protect them from abuse and ensure they have a chance at the childhood they deserve.
We want to support Houston by donating to Save the Children's relief efforts. There are thousands of displaced families, 60% with infants and toddlers seeking refuge from Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding. There is a necessary need for equipment and services to keep these children safe. Sewing New Futures is an organization committed to helping children.
We are going to donate $5 of every ikat scarf sold in our Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund collection to Save the Children which will go their baby kits which will give parents affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas vital supplies they need.
Our goal is to donate at least 4 baby kits which will deliver family-friendly relief supplies including cribs, strollers, changing tables, baby shampoo, diapers, and baby-safe portable tubs.
To learn more about where the funding is going download this fact sheet.