MKC in the Community
Feed My Starving Children-
MKC Teen members travel to Aurora to hand-pack meals specially designed for malnourished children.
Ronald McDonal House Charities-
Sacred Sewing students donate peek-a-boo pillows to the children at the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Chicago's southside Hyde Park neighborhood.
Teen members of the MKC participate in the "Meals from the Heart" program, cooking meals for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Hyde Park.
Sr. Elizabeth Ann will instruct students in basic sewing techniques and machine operation as they create items designed to bring comfort and a sense of community to three very different populations in need.
(1) Hats for the PADS– 20 MKC members will sew 40 fleece hats and personally deliver them to a local PADS site where they will meet both PADS beneficiaries and volunteers.
(2) Peek-a-boo Pillows– MKC members will sew and stuff 60 small pillows in engaging, child-friendly patterns. Students will deliver these pillows to local hospitals and police/fire departments to be given to children who are ill, have been injured, or have experienced some type of trauma. They will comfort and console some of the city’s youngest victims.
(3) Suited for Seniors– MKC members will sew 30 clothing protection cover-ups for elderly residents of nursing homes who suffer from Alzheimer’s.
Through Sacred Sewing, members of the MKC could learn an important skill–- and how to sew! A Shine-on grant helped us make it happen.
Adult English Language Learner Roundtable– Volunteer-led sessions will incorporate English-immersion strategies with conversational English practice.
Nurtritional Information for Diabetics– This session is a weekly discussion of proper nutritional practices for community members with diabetes.