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Finding Donated Fabric for Youth Training Program

We are training youths who are school dropouts but we are limited with the fabric. Can someone help with suggestions on how to find some free fabric to equip the youths with tailoring skills.
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September 27, 20190 found this helpful

Advertise on facebook,Craig's list,Twitter,Insta-gram,Fabric stores,Gofundme.com!

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September 27, 20190 found this helpful

Put want ads on Freecycle and Craigslist. Fabric stores may also donate to a good cause.

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September 28, 20190 found this helpful

If you have some fabric stores in your area you can go and speak with them. There are times when a bolt of fabric is too small to sell off and they make small packages to sell as is. They might donate a few of these to help you out. Other than this you can try checking and posting on Freecycle to ask, ask people on Craigslist, and try checking on Facebook and asking there too. You can also check your local churches and see if anyone has a lot of fabric they can help you out with.

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September 30, 20190 found this helpful

Most companies have donation fatigue so you may want to partner with a church or other religious group or a business to help raise money and then work with companies to get materials at discounted prices. Sometimes companies will do this (the funding) if you use their name in advertising pieces about your venture or news stories they get the 'free' publicity and good karma for their donation.

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The other thing is some companies will offer you matching funds...so if you set up a Go Fund Me they will offer to match your donations.

There are lots of grants out there so if you have someone in the group who is a good writer, you can apply for grants that can help you. Do you have 503 Business Model? If you don't you may want to talk to your Small Business Development office in your town (if you are in the US) and get yourself set up as a certified non profit organization and that opens you up to a huge variety of funding sources.

Post back with updates! Prayers for success!!

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September 30, 20190 found this helpful

Please see my second post on your other question for suggestions specific to Uganda! Post back with updates!

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October 1, 20190 found this helpful

thanks dear for this advise but we are not us registered as we are found in Africa- uganda

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September 30, 20190 found this helpful

I'm not sure where you are located?
If you will post back with your location I believe we can be of more assistance as many of the suggested sites may not be available to you.

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October 1, 20190 found this helpful

thank dear for the concern we are located in uganda an African continent

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September 30, 20191 found this helpful

Now that we see you are located in Uganda, someone may be able to offer suggestions for help in your area.

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I see that you have Freecycle so be sure to post an ad requesting free fabric.
Be sure you tell your story so people will understand what you will be doing with any donations.

www.freecycle.org/.../Uganda

You also have access to Craigslist, Facebook Groups and local churches.
All of this will have to be done by yourself or someone knowledgeable with posting this type of article.
Check for any missionary churches in your area as they may have access to groups in America and may be able to find some help through these channels.

Here are links to a couple of organizations in your country that may be able to give you advice. Write and ask.

www.globalgiving.org/.../

www.peaceofmindorganizing.com/contact

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October 1, 20190 found this helpful

thank you cybergrannie for all this support. let me try to contact them.

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