Sewing Machines for New Hope Haiti Missions
Organized by: The Baker Family
EVENT DATE Jun 22, 2014
Scott, Nancy, Jena, and Hannah will be going to Haiti this summer to serve at New Hope Haiti Missions (NHHM).
Scott spent a week at NHHM with a mission team in 2010. This experience was a major milestone in his spiritual walk. Scott, Nancy (wife), Jena (daughter), and Hannah (daughter) have wanted to return to Haiti and are now thrilled to be able to do so this summer.
The Mission of NHHM is to provide quality orphan care in a loving, Christ-centered family environment. Establish and assist churches in their communities to develop sustainable projects, discipleship, and outreach (https://www.facebook.com/newhopehaitimission)
As long-time leaders of NHHM, Scott and April Salvant lived in the Mechanicsville area before moving to Haiti in 2011 and become full-time missionaries.
Why sewing machines? Good questions. While planning our trip, we asked Scott and April what we could bring. They have a lot of needs, but they mentioned that their sewing machines are heavily used by the staff and children to mend their clothes. When they breakdown, it is difficult to find parts for repair. Sewing is a valuable life-skill that will serve the children as the grow into young adults.
So, we plan to buy two ourselves, but thought some of you would also like to participate, given the opportunity.
We will buy and bring as many machines as we can. If we end up with more than NHHM can use, we will give them to the community.
This is subject to change, but the sewing machines I am planning to get are:
Brother XL2600I Sew Advance Sew Affordable 25-Stitch Free-Arm Sewing Machine by Brother Link: http://amzn.com/B000F7DPEQ
Unit cost is $85. My goal is to bring 10 units. I am setting a goal of $1,000 to cover the machines and supplies.
Please see https://www.facebook.com/newhopehaitimission for more details on this great organization.