August 24, 2012

Surprise, Surprise! Thank you AUBURN!

Sometimes, the surprises come when you least expect it, but need it most.  So it was the case for us last Friday when our friend, Kate, called and told us news that about made us fall out.

Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences and the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences, have seven industrial sewing machines they have used in their apparel production lab, but are replacing. Kate shared about G.E.A.R. with the department and they all agreed that the seven (count them...SEVEN) machines should go to G.E.A.R. on an extended loan, which basically means G.E.A.R. keeps them indefinitely without paying for them.  

For those of you who have followed us for awhile, you know what a huge, gigantic deal this is. These kind of machines are worth thousands of dollars and we knew in order for us to continue to fulfill our vision and hire the women we are currently working with at Friendship Mission would require more than a Singer sewing machine. 

Yesterday, we delivered the machines to the Firehouse via a U-Haul. We cannot say "THANK YOU" enough to the the College of Human Sciences and to the people there who believe in what we are doing! So THANK YOU, THANK YOU! What a blessing! It's always a surprise!

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