JAMAICA, Queens — The children at the YMCA in Queens using decades old sewing machines will now have new ones to develop their skills and hobbies.
The YMCA reached out to PIX11 News and said they needed new sewing machines to give the children the opportunity to continue designing and creating pieces.
Blossom Jaurey, 11, and Antoniette Galloway are from the shelter system in Jamaica and they live in single family homes. They're at the YMCA to develop their creativity and hobbies — they are little designers on a mission.
From tutus to purses, if they can think it, they create it. Designing and creating these pieces helps them develop their confidence and hope.
"I made a cheetah bag. It's nice and comfy it matches with everything I made this for my mom for her bday inside I said made by your daughter," Galloway said.
However, the sewing machines at the YMCA are decades old and broken.
If you sew you know how hard it is. PIX11 News reached out to Amazon.com for three new sewing machines.
But, Amazon.com said they are giving 10 new sewing machines to the children at YMCA so they can make all the tutus they want.