Mission to provide funds for:
We distribute items each year to hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, shelters, community centers and schools.
We also provide prayer shawls, lap and wheelchair blankets, to sick and home bound.
29,953 items provided since 2009 and tens of thousands of volunteer hours
In 2021, 3204 items were distributed. The work done in 2021 alone reflects thousands of volunteer hours.
Example of Items distributed to people in need
Quilts, Laundry Bags, Shawls, Hats, Baby Blankets, Fidget Blankets, Lap Blankets, Toy Bears, Pillowcases, Fleece Blankets, Ditty Bags, and more. See Donate page to support our work. And What We Make for listing of items.
The Stitch and Prayer Group was founded in 2009 as a knitting, sewing and crochet group that is committed to doing all of its work for those in need.
Currently we have 35 to 40 active members and are open to crafters of all faiths, skill levels, and levels of commitment.
We ask our crafters to work on what they love to do; there are no assigned projects.
Each item is prayed over requesting God’s blessing on the crafter and the recipient.
Each month we sort through the finished projects and distribute them to local non-profits.
Stitch and Prayer designs and creates dozens of items to meet different community needs.
We distribute on average over 2,500 items each year to hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, shelters, community centers and schools.
We also provide prayer shawls, lap and wheelchair blankets, to the sick and home bound.
We distributed a total of 6,503 items in 2018 and 2019. And 4,457 in 2020 and 3,204 in 2021.
Adult bibs, wheelchair and walker bags
Adult hats and scarves
Afghans and lap blankets
Baby blankets, hats, booties, bibs and sweaters
Chemo hats, slippers and port pillows
Children's blankets, hats and scarves
Ditty bags (personal care carrier
Fidget blankets for dementia patients
Prayer shawls and shrugs
Quilts and blankets
Washcloths, scrubbies, and potholders
On request, we have designed special projects to meet specific community needs.
Our crafters choose the patterns and materials they wish to work with.
For your convenience we have provided some online resources and patterns.
The Stitch and Prayer Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 9:45 am. in the multipurpose room of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish.
We also have special meetings and events so check our calendar for details.
Meeting attendance is not required but recommended because we have fun!
Monetary Donations: 95% of all donations go to supplying fabric and yarn for our crafters.
Material and Fabric Donations: We can always use skeins of washable yarn and soft fabrics flannel, fleece and quilting materials.
Our storage space is limited, so please contact us if you have items to donate.
Love to work with material and yarn? Join us!
We have projects for all skill levels and time commitments.
Contact us and we will help you get started.
Don't have time to attend meetings? Come and pick up a kit from the Stitch and Prayer basket in the gathering space at Assumption church. Kits will take an hour. Return them when you are done.
Please email us.
We are located at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish,
3516 E. Monroe Road, Midland, MI 48642-8824
Feel free to leave us a message by calling the office of Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Parish at 989-631-4447.