Making Bags out of Prison Uniforms!
One of the donations we receive is new prison uniforms from the Bob Barker Company in Fuquay-Varina NC. They are manufacture defects, misprints and overstock. They all must be sent out of the USA. The small to 2xl can be used as medical scrubs and clothing. The 3 xl to 16 xl are not useable for clothing.
We were getting so much that in 2012 my mother, Marlene Pannkuk, came up with the idea to make a simple clothe bag. As of January 1, 2020, 29,900 bags have been made. They have gone into 90 countries through Operation Mobilizations Logos Hope ministry ship, churches, individuals and Campbell University Medical School on mission trips.
Up until now these have been sewn by ladies in their homes and by church groups. We are putting in a sewing room with 4 sewing machines where individuals can come to the warehouse. The room has AC & heat. If you know how to sew or want to learn please come out and volunteer.
We also ship the uniforms with sewing machines to orphanages and ministries that can use them to make school uniforms and clothing for the children.
We also provide fabric to Dolls on Mission in Monroe, NC to make salvation dolls. You will see the dolls in some of the pictures below. Joann Hiscock-Mucci provides the dolls back to us to send on mission trips and ship to ministries.
Other items that have been made are: Quilts, Christmas stockings, beads of courage bags, adult bibs, hats, dresses, shorts, dolls, fidget quilts and bags for walkers.
We receive baby bundle quilts and pillow case dresses sewn by the ladies of the Catholic church in St. Cloud Minnesota. The baby bundle quilts have 3 receiving blankets, 3 onesies, 3 burp rags, 3 clothe diapers, a pack of diaper pins and a bar of dove soap wrapped in a quilt. We ship these to the women’s birthing center in Victoria, Honduras. Mercy & Grace ministries helps facilitate the boxes to the clinic.