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  • Independents in the News: Bella Fabrics Supporting Afghan Widows

    Posted on March 22nd, 2011 Sarah 1 comment
    Photo Credit: The Daily News

    Photo Credit: The Daily News

    Bella Fabrics (Carrollton, Virginia) owner Lisa Steele was recently featured in The Daily Press for her work supporting widows in Afghanistan. Lisa and the team at Bella Fabrics have shipped over a half-ton of fabric and other sewing supplies donated by customers to Afghanistan, where they will be used by American troops to teach Afghan women how to sew. This has also been a wonderful community collaboration, beyond just the donations of supplies–the Carrollton community has helped fund the shipment of the supplies,

    The Hampton Roads community stepped forward with cash donations that covered about $2,000 in shipping expenses, Steele said. A Newport News man whose wife had recently died dropped off several boxes of sewing materials and an envelope stuffed with $1,000 in cash in his wife’s memory, she said.

    Read the rest of the story, including the involvement of Fabric Shoppers Unite sponsors Checker Distributor and The Fabric Shop Network in this incredible effort on the Daily Press website.

One Response to “Independents in the News: Bella Fabrics Supporting Afghan Widows”

  1. Hello,
    I just recently returned from 6 months in Afghanistan. I have some clothing we used to wear and was curious if you know of where I could purchase fabric from Afghanistan?

    Sean