on our mission
to generate positive social impact
HOW TO GET INVOLVED?
We couldn't do what we do without the support of our sponsors and our community. There are plenty of ways to make a contribution to our positive social impact. Either lend us some of your time, sponsor a specific cause or become a private donor. As a sewing member, you also make an important contribution to achieving our goals. Which ever way suits you the best, we are grateful.
We generate almost 10% of our income through donations and all funds are put towards our work as an independent non-profit organisation focused on integration and education opportunities for those from refugee backgrounds.
Private contributions are crucial as they allow us to remain independent and to continue to offer our services free of charge to those who need them.
By becoming a supporter of our tax-exempt association you will be playing an essential role in our active mission for positive social impact.
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Social Fabric Association
We would not be able to run our activities without the help of volunteers. Volunteering allows the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and play a role in social impact. For those who make a weekly commitment, we offer a free membership for the duration of their volunteer period.
We are currently looking for volunteers for our weekly Monday and Thursday morning sewing workshops with people with refugee backgrounds. Volunteers for this activity should have a good understanding of basic sewing, an ability to communicate in German and be ready to commit to weekly workshops for at least four months.
If you are interested in participating or would like to know more information, please contact us info (at) socialfabric.ch.
Open Sewing Courses
Open Sewing Courses have been at the center of Social Fabric ever since we first opened our doors in 2015. They take place on Monday and Thursday mornings and are free of charge for all participants who have a refugee background.
They serve as a place for socialisation and creativity, where the participants can learn to sew and practice their German skills.
ZNÜNI (80 CHF) - sponsor snacks for five “Open Sewing Courses” for refugee participants
ONE-TIME SPONSOR (250 CHF) - sponsor one “Open Sewing Course” for refugee participants
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE 1 (1375 CHF) - sponsor five “Open Sewing Course” for refugee participants
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE 2 (3850 CHF) - sponsor 14 “Open Sewing Course” for refugee participants
We have a large community of participants from refugee backgrounds who come to Social Fabric to learn new skills, be in a safe and creative space, meet locals, and have fun. For a person with a small income, it’s very difficult to find spaces in Zurich that don’t require their participants to consume (spend money). For this, we offer Stipendiums to our participants which allow them to become full members of our community sewing atelier.
In the beginning of 2021, we were happy to grant Stipendiums to all 14 participants who applied. Now we are gathering sponsors for Stipendiums in 2022.
STIPENDIUM (380 CHF) - sponsor a full membership for a refugee participant