The Free Bag,Bag Free project would like to thank donors and volunteers who have helped them turn T-shirts headed to a landfill into 2,600 reusable shopping bags that are given away for free at north City Market.
Thank you to Methodist Thrift Store for donating T-shirts, Barb Paeth- Haas for delivering them weekly; The Humane Society for selling us half-priced rag bags; the Free Store at Fort Lewis Environmental Center for donating tees; the many anonymous individuals who drop off shirts; and to Sue Woll, Lauri Costello, Barb Paeth-Haas and Jan Shockley for donating sewing machines.
Thank you to those who sew the bags and make each one unique. Thank you to Marcia Sabeti; Lee Ann Vallejos and Stitch Quilt and Sewing Boutique (Jane Vangermeren, Laura Jones, Diana Nelson, Lynn Olinger, Marjorie Britton and Paige Elliott); Nadine Ancel; Debbie Hoover; Leslie Batchelor; Bagheera Latimer; Kay Hammond; Dee Dee D’haro Brown; Bruce Mayor; Alix Ferguson; Mary Oswald; Kay Hammond; Susan Atkinson; Corey Hutchinson; Becky and Piper Clausen; Trudi Wilkes; Kendra Miller; Ashton, Emily and EB Kamp; Dorothy Musil and her neighbor Nancy; Bob Oswald for help building the bin stands; and Jeff Thompson at City Market.
Thank you to the various groups working with us: Boys & Girls Club, Senior Center quilters, Girl Scouts, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and Animas High School Interact. Huge thanks to Katie at the Herald for the articles and updates.
This project wouldn’t be possible without the support from all of you. Thank you for your continued help in keeping plastic out of our environment!
Sarah Musil Burris, Free Bag, Bag Free