Since Sew Much Comfort (SMC) organized in November 2004, our mission has been to provide custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, to our currently injured service members. We are able to provide free adaptive clothing through the generosity and skills of countless volunteers and monetary donations from grateful Americans across the country.
To provide custom-made adaptive clothing, free of charge, to all wounded service members from current conflicts and from all branches of the military and National Guard. We wish to aide in their recovery, provide a tangible reminder of our gratitude for their sacrifice and give them an added measure of comfort, dignity and freedom as they recover from their injuries and return to everyday life. Adaptive clothing accommodates their medical devices and situations, provides ease of use, increases personal independence and minimizes the visual impact of their injuries.
•Sew Much Comfort has created adaptive clothing and comfort accessories to meet the unique needs of the wounded. From the beginning of the design process we solicited input from the wounded and the medical staff to ensure that SMC clothing meets the broadest needs of the injured.
•Seamstresses use copyrighted patterns and instructions created by SMC to create our custom adaptive clothing.
•Sew Much Comfort provides adaptive clothing to all branches of the military and national guard serving in current conflicts.
•Sew Much Comfort is the only organization providing adaptive clothing at no cost to our wounded service members.
•Since we organized in November of 2004, SMC has provided 115,000 plus pieces of adaptive clothing to military hospitals in the United States, Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Why We Do What We Do:
•Service members are surviving injuries that they would never have survived in previous wars due to body armor and advances in medical care.
•Many wounded military members arrive in the United States from Germany for extensive medical treatment for bullet wounds, burns, head and limb injuries and amputations, while many of our previously injured troops are still in the recovery process. These injuries require large fixator, prosthetics and casts that are too bulky to wear regular clothing.
•Most of all it gives them something to wear besides a hospital gown, and communicates to them the message that there are grateful Americans who have not forgotten them or their sacrifice.
How Does SMC Adaptive Clothing Benefit Our Troops?
•We designed the garments to appear as normal civilian attire, and much warmer and less revealing than a hospital gown.
•Our clothing is simple construction with side seams fastened with a velcro closure system.
•The open velcro seams allow easy access to injury sites of the patient, which makes our garments easy to put on and take off. Our clothing is constructed for ease of dressing, fostering self-care and allowing freedom of movement while providing the coverage of ordinary looking clothing.
•The clothing is adapted from either purchased garments or sewn with our copyrighted custom designed patterns and instructions.
•All our clothing is new and current clothing styles.
•Most of all, it gives wounded service members something much better to wear than a hospital gown.
•Sew Much Comfort wants to provide our wounded service members comfort and restore their dignity through the availability of our adaptive clothing.
•Sew Much Comfort wants to provide our wounded service members comfort and restore their dignity through the availability of our adaptive clothing. Sew Much Comfort will continue as long as there are injured service members returning from overseas conflicts. This is our way of thanking all service members for their courageous and honorable service to our country.
If you would like to have adaptive clothing available at your medical facility please contact us.