Sewn Together, a 16-week program for low-income women, provides a unique way to build community and create a support network in the St. Petersburg, Florida, area. Founded by Elizabeth Bunbury, this course allows women to participate in sewing instruction; receive personal and business development guidance for self-sufficiency; and share a healthy meal each week. It also provides a strong support network among the sewing group members. Currently there are two locations with Spanish and Swahili translators for the 72 women completing the course each year.
The grant will help Sewn Together, a program of the Answered Prayers Project, address business and administrative elements that are crucial for reaching more women. “The Royal Neighbors grant allows us to make meaningful upgrades that will help our project continue to grow and flourish which is important,” said Elizabeth. “More importantly, we are creating a support network of like-minded organizations in order to focus our combined resources on social issues that are important to all of us.”
Nation of NeighborsSM, Royal Neighbors’ signature program to empower women, provides financial assistance to individuals who have a plan to start or expand a business, an organization or group that helps women and girls. Nearly $2 million has been awarded since 2007.