The Ladies of St. Joe’s Sewing Society have a long tradition of serving SJ kids. For over a century, thousands of Sewing Society members have helped clothe the orphans who once inhabited St. Joe’s, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support the work of the Home.
Initially founded in 1912 by two members of the Board of Trustees, Joseph Hubbach and Ben Stoesser, the creation of the Sewing Society was meant to promote the activities of the orphanage as well raise money for it, too. Decades later, the Sewing Society continues to be an integral part of the Home’s mission. One family currently has five generations of quilters volunteering while another member, Helen Schmitt, has been a member for over 50 years!