Member in the News: Bella Fabrics Supports Afghan Widows

written by Cindy on March 22, 2011 in Charity and Independent Shop News and People in the News with no comments
Photo Credit: The Daily News

Photo Credit: The Daily News

Bella Fabrics (Carrollton, Virginia) owner Lisa Steele was recently featured in The Daily Press for her work supporting widows in Afghanistan.  Lisa and the team at Bella Fabrics have shipped over a half-ton of fabric and other sewing supplies donated by customers to Afghanistan, where they will be used by American troops to teach Afghan women how to sew. This has also been a wonderful community collaboration, beyond just the donations of supplies–the Carrollton community has helped fund the shipment of the supplies,

The Hampton Roads community stepped forward with cash donations that covered about $2,000 in shipping expenses, Steele said. A Newport News man whose wife had recently died dropped off several boxes of sewing materials and an envelope stuffed with $1,000 in cash in his wife’s memory, she said.

Read the rest of the story, including the involvement of Checker Distributor and FabShop in this incredible effort on the Daily Press website.

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