During the second Wednesday of every month, The Fabric Fair offers an incentive to contributors, donates the items to three local charities

BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that The Fabric Fair, a BERNINA Dealer in Bay City, Mich., hosts a Community Day on the second Wednesday of every month to collect items for charity.  Customers donating an item from the Dealer’s online Needs List receive 20 percent off of any purchase, excluding machines and software.  All items are distributed through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission and the Bay Area Women’s Center.  The next Community Day is Wednesday, March 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Fabric Fair, 206 Fifth St.  To view the Needs List, please visit:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an organization of men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need.  For more information, please visit  The Good Samaritan Rescue Mission is a nonprofit faith-based organization that provides emergency assistance to people of Mid-Michigan in their time of need.  Additional information about the Mission is available at  The Bay Area Women’s Center serves women, men, children and families in an effort to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in the Bay and Arenac counties.  For more about the Center, please visit

The Fabric Fair is an authorized BERNINA Dealer providing top-quality service to area residents.  The Dealer was established more than 50 years ago and has grown into one of

Mid-Michigan's largest fabric and sewing stores.  The Fabric Fair offers a variety of specialty sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  For more information about the Dealer, please visit

Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering state-of-the-art sewing and embroidery systems, sergers and embroidery software.  BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of industry leaders, influencers and artisans who chose to partner with the company. BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of approximately 450 fully trained independent dealerships.  In 2008, the company introduced the revolutionary BERNINA 830, a machine designed to change the home sewing industry.  To learn more and to find a dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.