PALM SPRINGS —Just in time for the holidays, California Revivals Stores launched a new collection of locally handmade items by Sewing with Purpose. The collection debuted on Nov. 28.

Sewing with Purpose is a Desert Aids Project group that meets weekly for social interaction while sharing their mutual passion for sewing.  The group’s work reflects its members varied backgrounds and skills.

“Some of us are award-winning quilters and award-winning artists,” group member Jerry Hanson said in a prepared statement. “All of us sew for the joy of it.”

Revivals Debuts Sewing Hope CollectionIncluded in the new Sewing Hope collection are placemats, table runners, tote bags, holiday stockings, quilts, aprons, pot holders, and teddy bears.

In the past, Sewing with Purpose has created quilts for auction at DAP events. Now the group has expanded to making up-cycle items from textiles donated to Revivals. Their handcrafted products will be sold at Revivals under the Sewing Hope label. One hundred percent – 100 percent — of the sales price funds DAP client services.

Sewing with Purpose is Sewing Hope that their work helps continue the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Coachella Valley.
Revivals has three locations – Palm Springs, Cathedral City, and Palm Desert.  The stores are primarily staffed by volunteers who support the mission, which enables Revivals to make a significant financial contribution to the Desert AIDS Project.

Revivals stores have become a destination for bargain hunters, designers, and stylists looking for unique items and creative inspiration.   Each store features the Mode at Revivals collection of new furniture, lighting, rugs, wall art and décor along with resale thrift, enabling shoppers to create their own personal space inspired by the stores Mixed-Century Modern vibe.

To learn more about Revivals, click here.

Desert AIDS Project, (DAP), is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Palm Springs, CA offering D.A.P. Total Care – a combination of medical, dental, counseling, social services, support groups, alternative therapies, in-house pharmacy and lab, and other health and wellness services.  D.A.P.’s sexual health clinic, The DOCK, offers STD testing and treatment, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), and free HIV and HCV testing. D.A.P.’s Get Tested Coachella Valley campaign, the nation’s first region-wide HIV testing and access to care initiative, was recognized by the White House for helping to bring about an AIDS-free future.  D.A.P. is rated a “Top 20 HIV Charity” by