It is extremely interesting to discover volunteers who are contributing quietly to the community. Carrie Jones is another Sault citizen who is volunteering her sewing skills and time to the benefit of others.
I learned about Carrie’s volunteering efforts during a recent visit to have her repair some of my clothing. During a conversation with her, I happened to mention my efforts to identify volunteers in the Sault who in my opinion are Unsung Heroes.
She mentioned that she sews and sells badges for the following:
- St Vincents Place
- Women In Crisis
- Christmas Cheer
Crests sell for $5.00 each and all proceeds are donated to the respective organization.
During the Fall season, crests are available in the Station Mall and all year directly from Carrie herself. Additionally she donates her time and skills to repairing any clothes sent to her from the Women in Crisis centre.
Carrie developed her trade as the youngest of a 12 member family. After raising her own family and working as a seamstress for Quality Cleaners, she decided to operate independently.
Her first location was on Gore street and she has since relocated to Beverley Street.
As well as the donated proceeds from the crest sales she is a member of the Bikers Rights Organization. Unknown to many, this non-profit group raises funds for the above mentioned charities as well as raising road safety issues with the public and Governments. Carrie participates in the organizations fundraising activities.
Carrie can be contacted Tuesday – Saturday at 705-450-5670. Her address is 234 Beverley Street and her email is [email protected].