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      Charity Fashion - a 100% hands-on event ! Tailoring for tots in Haiti in Chicago

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      November 1, 2020

      Sunday   9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

      410-412 West Chicago Avenue
      Chicago, Illinois 60654

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      Charity Fashion - a 100% hands-on event ! Tailoring for tots in Haiti

      Welcome to this 100% hands-on garment-making event. It offers a splendid opportunity to do social good.

      Be noted - the day following our event will mark the 10th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake.

      No matter if, your desire is to …
      - fine-tune your fashion design and/or sewing skills
      - learn how a garment is made from start-to-finish, or
      - wish to exercise hands-on social entrepreneurship
      ---> this action-packed workshop is for you!
      Any of your talents are in demand.

      We will be fabricating fashionable *Chicago-style* garments for little girls and boys in Haiti, ranging in age from 2–5 years. For many of them it is their very first dress or shorts they ever owned. All garments will come with a pocket.

      Expect some 70+ compassionate volunteers. At past events our attendees ranged in age from 10 to ??+ years. It never mattered that most often the attendees are ‘want-to-be dressmaker's'. As always, seamstresses with sewing machine skills are in high demand.

      Fortunately, as for the novice-tailors, do count on the help of a number of professionals: seasoned fashion designers, dressmakers and sewers.

      They will all offer a helping hand to any novice dressmaker or sewer, who might need a little help with either fabric cutting, working with patterns, ironing, colored fabric sorting & pinning, or even sewing.

      Rest assured, we will have duties assigned for every attendee. Naturally, there are many tasks besides operating a sewing machine to get the job done. In short, you do not need to be a tailor to participate, whereas you may depart as one!

      This event is definitely NOT a monetary fundraiser!

      However please accept the mandatory entry fee PER attendee:

      Participation fee A:
      (5) gently used & washed pillowcases and/or
      (5) gently used & washed T-shirts (Any color, however NOT white please! Logos & text are OK)

      Participation fee B: $9.97 (cash) at the door in case you missed bringing with you either (5) gently-used pillowcases or (5) T-shirts. In exchange for the payment you will receive (2) new pillowcases to be used at the workshop

      It is appreciated, if available, please you bring with you any item such as:

      • sewing machine with loaded bobbin. (kindly bring an extension cord)
      • steam iron with iron board. (kindly bring an extension cord)
      • pair of dressmaker scissors, sewing shears or rotary cutter
      • self-healing cutting mat
      • ruler
      • bias tape [7/8" wide, single folded (any color)]

      And if you happen to have available:
      .. Gently-used French language books for toddlers and elementary school students
      .. 2nd-hand music instruments: (brass and/or string)

      Event co-organizers are:
      ...Rotary Club of Chicago
      ...The Jesse White Foundation
      ...Chicago Park District
      ...Index Angels [the originator]

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Fundraising & Charity | Organizations & Meetups

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

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