A printable PDF of these instructions can be found at the end of this article.

Leader instructions

Are you a seamstress? Are some of your Mailbox Members seamstresses? Then this month’s project is for you!

The information in this month’s Mailbox Members program encourages your participants to undertake making clothing protectors for the Bethesda Auxiliary. Please reproduce the information and distribute it to your Mailbox Members along with others from your congregation who might want to make these clothing protectors at home or in a group work project setting. Involvement could be as simple as providing funding to purchase supplies, cutting out the pieces to be sewn by others, ironing and packaging the finished product, or actually doing the sewing. Everyone, amateur or skilled seamstress, may take part.

Access Make Clothing Protectors for Bethesda information to learn more about this project and its recipients. 

Access Pattern for Making Clothing Protectors to also share.

For Paper Copies:
  • Download and print this month’s resource (in bold above) to share with each Mailbox Member.
  • Print as many copies of the resource as you need for your Mailbox Member participants.
  • Don’t forget to sign the message and leave your contact information!
  • As you place this information in your Mailbox Member participant’s mailbox, pray for this child of God!
For Electronic Communication:
  • Open this month’s resource idea and read the coordinator information.
  • Get ready to send a new email, and in the subject line write: LWML Mailbox Member Greetings
  • Copy and paste the Mailbox Member message on the next page into your email.
  • Attach the resource(s) for the month.
  • Send this message off with a prayer for this Mailbox Member, a child of God!

Distribute the information and pattern to your Mailbox Member participants with the following Mailbox Member Message:

(NOTE: If your group is organizing a work day to make this project, please customize this note to include that information.) 

Hello from LWML! 

This month our LWML group is working together to sew clothing protectors for those served by Bethesda Lutheran Homes. The protectors are used for meals and snacks. In one state alone, 750 are used each year!

Are you a seamstress? Great! We can use your help. Can you cut out a pattern? Great! Your help is needed also.

The information Make Clothing Protectors for Bethesda and the Pattern for Making Clothing Protectors accompanying this month’s Mailbox Member Message will be used for this project. If you are not a seamstress you may help by providing donations to purchase the supplies and, most importantly, praying for those who will be receiving them. Pray that they will know that they are God’s dearly loved children.

If you’d like more information about making these dresses, please call me at _____________ . I’d love to talk with you about this project. 

Your Sister in Christ,



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