Miss Shannon's Sewing has had a sewing circle at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital since March of 2014. The mother's of the pediatric patients gather once a week to sew projects for their children and also get some relief from the stress of being the parent of a child in the hospital. The simplicity of a needle and thread is calming and also being in a group with other mothers is comforting.
52 orphans at The CURA ophanage in Nairobi, Africa were taught how to sew and made hand made bears along with other projects for two summers in a row. Miss Shannon's Sewing is hoping to send more teachers and create 'mission' boxes for children all over the world that would benefit from the gift of sewing.
With the profits and abundance of donations, Miss Shannon's Sewing has been able to create scholarship sewing for underserved schools in Los Angeles. 2017 was the first year that Miss Shannon was able to teach twenty four, 4th and 5th graders how to hand sew and embroider at Liggett Elementary School in Panaroma City. Every time a donation is received, a new school is added.