Mayer Fabrics takes pride in its community relationships, another measure by which business success should be determined. By identifying causes and relationships that are most positively impacted by our products and support, we diligently serve organizations with greater causes.

The Common Thread for the Cure

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Weaving the furnishings and design industries together one grant at a time.

The Common Thread for the Cure foundation was established in 2000 to unite the contract furnishings industry in the battle against breast cancer. It is their belief that by working together, we can enhance the quality of life for individuals and their families in our industry who have breast cancer. As well as, enabling them to maintain as normal of a lifestyle as possible while they are confronting this disease.

The CTFTC supports those individuals who are fighting breast cancer by offering financial assistance through confidential Helping Hand Grants to assist in areas where additional financial aid is needed.

Mayer Fabrics is proud to participate, and will continue to support, events and opportunities made available by The Common Thread for the Cure. Thanks to them, our industry is playing a role in improving the lives of those affected by this disease.

Mayer Fabrics is donating 2% of sales from select patterns to The Common Thread For The Cure. Look for the common thread for the cure logo on participating pattern pages.

Helping Hand Grants

The Common Thread For The Cure will make Helping Hand Grants available each year to approved applicants. Grant amounts and number of grants offered will vary based on the availability of funds.

Who Qualifies for a Grant?

Anyone who is affiliated with the furnishings and design industries may request a grant either for himself/herself or for a member of his/her immediate family (i.e. child, spouse, parent, sibling). The recipient must currently be battling breast cancer.

What Qualifies for a Grant?

The purpose of a Helping Hand Grant is to aid breast cancer survivors and their families in areas where financial assistance is needed. For example, a grant can be used to meet household expenses, transportation costs, medical bills, etc.

To learn more about grants email:

To donate or learn more about The Common Thread for the Cure, please visit

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Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

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Founded in 1980 by a group of concerned citizens who felt strongly that no one should go hungry. Since that time, Gleaners have distributed more than 520 million pounds of food and critical grocery through a committed network of more than 550 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, and community partners throughout their 21-county service area. Gleaners continues to provide hunger relief to those that need it most. They also offer vital children’s programs such as Kids Cafe and BackSacks – Weekend Food for Kids, among others. Mayer Fabrics is proud to help Gleaners help those in need. For more information visit

Seeds of Hope

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Seeds of Hope, Inc. is a transitional housing facility for women who are recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Seeds of Hope was founded in 1999 with the purpose of providing a structured, loving environment to enable its residents to successfully work through an individualized program of recovery, and to be able to begin a new way of life - free from addiction. Seeds of Hope is one of a few such organizations in the State of Indiana that focuses specifically on aiding women through the difficult transition from substance abuse to independent, healthy living. For more information about the organization, visit

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