The beauty of being a small business is creating connections and nurturing community. For the past eight years donna & toots has had the luxury of teaching classes, hosting Friday Night Craft nights and Open Sew Sundays at our SE Division Street location. It’s impossible not to form friendships and become emotionally invested in the “regulars” who walk through the front door and join the fun. As the owner of donna & toots, I am left humbled by the kindness and support of our clients. And every once and awhile my business has an opportunity to combine the efforts of our sewing community for something good.
This past Open Sew Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, d & t’s community came together and raised funds for a fundraiser via GoFundMe. The fundraiser was for one of our young clients that had an unexpected health crisis. But don’t worry, we don’t doubt her comeback and neither should you! However, we do recognize that along with the mental and physical strain, mounting medical bills and unexpected life expenses will present obstacles to her recovery. We could not imagine not doing something for our sewing sister; to hopefully lessen the financial burden on her and her family.
Out of respect, I am not going into details as to the event or the young woman’s identity on this public blog post. (The people in d & t’s sewing community know who it is and the details).
Thank you, thank you, thank you to those of you who joined us and added your time and money to the cause. Donna & toots truly does have some of the best clients in the world and I am grateful to call you my sewing tribe!