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About Us

Sewing Seeds International is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women and children in Sierra Leone, Ukraine, and most recently, Peru. We are committed to empowering through training, mentoring, encouraging, and supporting by offering sewing training programs and children’s programs in these and other developing nations.  By learning how to sew, women are able to start their own businesses, earn money to support their children and create clothing for every member of their family. We believe that the key to helping countries industrialize begins with the women and the grass roots cottage industry of the garment trade.

Sewing Seeds International began its first project in Sierra Leone, Africa in 2002. We sent a team of eight trainers to the war-torn country and provided sewing machines, materials and a beginner’s sewing training program to 30 war-widows. We followed up with an advanced sewing training program for these women in June of that same year. To date we have trained over 120 women in Sierra Leone, Africa.

  • 2 students have set up their own sewing training programs,
  • 10 have opened their own shops,
  • 15 are sewing and selling clothing and other items at the market,
  • 4 have contracts for school and church uniforms,
  • 25 are sewing for themselves and others for a small income,
  • 10 are doing repairs for a small income,
  • 1 is in school learning to repair sewing machines, and
  • 85% are sewing clothing for themselves and their families, including sewing their own children’s uniforms.

We also have sewing training programs in Ukraine and Peru.

In each country, we have developed children’s programs specifically to suit the needs of the area where we are working. These include teaching English, Vacation Bible School, outreach programs to prisons and orphanages, Canadian Christmas, and in Ukraine we are partnering with a local church in Novovolynsk in building an orphanage facility called Elli-Rose’s Place.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856