We have many ongoing interesting service projects that you can get involved with and make a difference in our community.
Sewing and Crafts Classes Offered
WTB members teach sewing classes for refugee women at the Center for New Americans, which is part of InterFaith Works. We hold a sewing class weekly through the school year. You can read more about the 2014 classes here.
Women who complete the sessions get a donated sewing machine, so they can use their new skills at home and make items for their family or to sell.
Our program has received valuable donations from Feminine Touch Fabrics, Singer Service Center, Joann Fabrics, and many individuals who have donated fabric, notions, and sewing machines. Supplies and volunteers are always needed. Contact Jennifer Crittenden at 633-2817 or info@WTB.org if you’re interested.
Click here for an article in the Post Standard in February, 2012, about our work with these refugee women (scroll to the middle).
Support Group Available
WTBCares, a small spiritual support group within WTB, has been renewed. The group was created in March 2007 in response to requests from WTB women going through some sort of difficulty such as illness (personal or of a friend or family member), divorce, loss of work, death of a loved one, trouble in the family, etc. It is an extremely informal group of WTB women who pray, meditate, hold in the light, and sometimes, write cards, email, or call someone who is going through a hard time.
We can be contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org. When one of us receives a request for support we ask some basic questions. Do you want to be identified or anonymous? What kind of contact would you prefer – cards, emails, phone calls, or simply to be held in the healing energy of those of us in WTBCares. We do not counsel or give advice. We do not share any information unless asked to do so, and then we get specific information about who can be notified.
If you would like to join WTBCares, please send an email to the address in the paragraph above.
Acts of Kindness (A-OK!) Weekends Held
WTB has mobilized hundreds all across metro Syracuse to participate in Acts of Kindness on the anniversary of 9/11. A-OK! Weekend started in 2010 with a major community event involving hundreds. It continued in 2011 and since has become an annual observance, though less extensive.
We done all types of service projects from painting, to park clean up to children’s events. We hope to continue this each year. Read more about it here.