Noa Feen, a fourth-grader at Atlanta Jewish Academy, undertook a project to aid women’s shelters last winter. On a visit to Rebecca’s Tent, which is located at Congregation Shearith Israel, Feen met with women at the shelter and noticed that their rooms were small and unadorned.
After brainstorming with her family, Feen decided to sew custom pillowcases for each resident to provide a little brightness to their rooms. She assembled a collection of fabrics decorated with stars, flowers, patterns and various colors and set out to sew with the guidance of her sewing teacher Annie D’Agostino, who is a member of Shearith Israel.
On Nov. 4, almost a year after her initial visit, Feen delivered her gifts to Tasho Wesley, Rebecca’s Tent executive director, and Cecelia Borgman, a fellow with Repair the World Atlanta. Feen also met with women at the shelter.
“Noa’s kindness and generosity warmed our residents’ hearts and put smiles on their faces as they entered shelter on the first day of our shelter season,” Wesley said “I cannot thank Noa enough for taking the time to sew pillowcases for the ladies at Rebecca’s Tent.”