Stitching Hearts Worldwide (SHW) is an organization striving to connect humanitarian needs with those who wish to volunteer their time and/or money for service.
SHW facilitates this by providing service events for individuals, groups, or entities wanting to serve, bringing all the necessary materials and equipment to make designated approved items. All finished items are distributed to vetted nonprofit organizations, who distribute the humanitarian aid locally and globally.
Our 2020 charitable focus is providing service opportunities for the fire victims of Paradise, California. Additionally, Stitching Hearts will organize 2-3 deliveries to Paradise, Chico, and surrounding areas to provide quilts for the benefit 3000+ victims.
Stitching Hearts Worldwide loves working with our partners at Lifting Hands International in shipping relief and educational supplies worldwide to those who have been displaced by political, environmental, or social unrest.
We proudly work with companies, groups, and individuals to provide service opportunities throughout Utah and provide resources for satellite groups across the United States. In 2019 Stitching Hearts helped organize over 200 service events in Utah providing service projects from tying quilts and weaving plastic bag sleeping mats to sewing backpacks for humanitarian supplies and educational folders for children in refugee camps.
In 2016 the nonprofit humanitarian group, Stitching Hearts Worldwide's founder, Krysti Wright, wanted to find a way to make her quilting business more charitable. She reached out to the quilting community around her and quickly found needs to be filled through the Launfal Foundation, Lifting Hands International, The United Way and other charitable organizations. She contacted her friends and posted on Just Serve to recruit volunteers to help sew, envelope, tie, and bind quilts. It quickly became apparent that there were many people who wanted to serve, but just didn't know where to start.
Krysti began organizing service events that provide supplies to make items that are desperately needed by the charities she works with. To this date SHW has helped with shipments sent internationally to Somalia, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, and Guatemala. Stitching Hearts Worldwide has also sent humanitarian supplies to Paradise, CA, Arizona, and more locally to Salt Lake City, UT and multiple locations in Utah Valley.
Stitching Hearts Worldwide applied for and was designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in 2019. It has a four member board composed of Krysti Wright (executive director), Barbara Kodar (board member), Mark Einerson (board member), and Alicia H. Preece (secretary). Stitching Hearts also recruited 10 volunteers to help on consistent basis of sewing, pinning, and preparing supplies.
In 2020 we are redoubling our efforts to help the victims of the 2018 Paradise Fire in Paradise, California by providing quilts, quilting supplies, and providing service events for them to help themselves and others. We are excited about the growth and possibility of service we have found to help those around the world.
Stitching Hearts Worldwide is a nonprofit organization who provides the equipment and materials for all sized groups to make humanitarian relief items that will be sent to those displaced from their homes because of fire, natural disasters, and political unrest around the world.
We make tied quilts, plastic bag sleeping mats, pillows, backpacks for school and hygiene kits, baby receiving blankets, newborn nightgowns, dolls/hand puppets, educational games and toys to name a few. We design new items from donated, re-purposed raw materials to satisfy humanitarian needs. We've learned that many youth, adults and seniors have great desires to serve without the means to do so. We are pleased to provide volunteer opportunities for them all.
Stitching Hearts helps plan and organize service events providing all the materials, equipment, and onsite training skills needed for everyone to enjoy completing their projects. We only ask for donations to help replenish our supplies for future service events. All donations are tax deductible.
In 2019 Stitching Hearts Worldwide began setting up satellite groups in Mesa, AZ, Boston, MA, and Paradise, CA. In 2020 we are anticipating adding 5 satellites across the United States. We provide equipment, materials, and training for these remote groups and they donate all their finished products to local agencies and charities in their respective communities.
We invite those with willing hearts and hands to come volunteer and make a difference one stitch at a time!
You don't just have to donate money. We can use your help in many different ways.
Donate your time, talents, and energies.
Thank you for working with us to make a difference for people at home and abroad!