She lays her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.

She opens her hand to the poor, yes,
she reaches out her filled hands to the needy

—Proverbs 31:19-20 (Amp.)

Reach Out

Welcome to Reach Out!

Reach Out is a club for girls with a desire to impact their communities for Christ in a tangible way. Modeled after the many “Societies” that young women created in the early 20th century, club members meet on a regular basis to work on projects such as blankets (sewn, crocheted or knit), tote and duffel bags, dolls and other toys. We have sent these items to several countries in Africa, the former Soviet Union and throughout the city of Tucson.

We are taking a break for the summer. Beginning September 21, 2009 we will meet from 1-4pm every Monday in room 101 of the Family Life Center at Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Drive, in Tucson. Please see our Meetings page to find out what we are working on this month.

In addition to reaching out to the community, the club encourages young women in the domestic arts, namely crocheting, knitting and sewing. Reach Out also provides opportunities for older women to mentor these younger women.

News and photos

Our founder, Jordan Newhouse, was “Belled” by the Ben’s Bells Project in August, 2007. You can read about it in an article from the Arizona Daily Star: Teen’s sewing circle works to aid needy.

Also, Reach Out items were taken to Nairobi, Kenya by Mark And Moriah Newhouse in December, 2007. The Tucson citizen interviewed Moriah before they left, and the publshed her journal as well as photos of the trip after they came home:

Take a look at some photos of our meetings and one of the recipients of our quilts.