News Release: Salvation Army Tallahassee
Tallahassee, Fla. – One of the new initiatives taking place at The Salvation Army in Tallahassee is a series of life skills training courses, the first of which is named “Sewing for Life.”
Working in conjunction with the Capital Rotary Club, The Salvation Army in Tallahassee will kick off its first in a series of classes on Monday, February 17 at 1:00 PM.
Salvation Army Captain Julio Da Silva said the community needs more opportunities for training in unique skills that can lead to employment, both in the private sector, and from individual homes.
“With the acquisition of our new facilities, The Salvation Army can now offer a variety of life skills training classes,” Da Silva said. “We chose to start with the sewing class because it will provide the opportunity for single parents to do alterations from home and earn income for their families without incurring transportation and child care costs.”
Da Silva, who worked very closely with Capital Rotary Club to develop the program, says that learning the art of sewing is a great financial motivation for struggling families who can also apply these skills to provide affordable clothing for their families.
“We are excited to provide the space for this program, and we look forward to adding many additional courses to our life skills training program,” he said.
“Sewing for Life” classes will be held at The Salvation Army’s new community center, located at 2410 Allen Road, off Monroe Street, one block north of The Tallahassee Mall.
Classes will be held from 2 to 4 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays, and will rotate every two weeks to allow for new students.
Capital Rotary Club members will join The Salvation Army on Monday at 1:00 PM for the kick-off of the sewing program.
The Salvation Army is community supported, and we cannot do this without your help. For more information on how you can help The Salvation Army in Tallahassee call (850) 222-0304.