Sew-a-thon 2020

Bags for Kids

A Community-Wide Project to Help Children in Foster Care

The idea for Bags for Kids was born one October day in 1999 when Carol Punske asked Sandy Loomis to help her make bags for foster children so they would no longer need to carry their belongings in garbage bags. After months of planning, Carol and Sandy sent out flyers asking folks to join them for a day of bag making. They expected about 20 people to join them, but word got out and around 200 people wanted to sew! The first Sew-A-Thon was held on January 22, 2000.


The 24th Annual Sew-A-Thon

The 24th Annual Bags for Kids Sew-A-Thon is tentatively scheduled for August 17th. Please check back periodically for updates.


Many thanks to Cathey’s Sewing & Vacuum Christ Presbyterian Tucson, and Gail Gallo for sponsoring our 23rd Annual Sew-A-Thon. Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who put together over 2400 Bags for Kids!

Interested in volunteering for set up and tear down? Click here:
Contact Olivia Bruntmyer at 520.286.3300 or for futher information.