Thursday, April 30, 2009

sewing hope and me

SEWING HOPE is my new favorite charity.

it is a foundation that involves professionals in the fashion and costume industries to bring technical training and financial assistance to struggling women in africa.  

the goal is to bring them the skills (sewing and tailoring) and equipment (sewing machines and fabric) they need for income-building opportunities for themselves and their families.

i think its a really great cause.  and to think that you don't have to be a doctor or a nurse to help these women.  teaching them a creative skill set which they can use and go on to make money to provide for their children is an equally valuable effort.

SEWING HOPE recently had a fashion show fundraiser in new york city.  this photo shows dresses from three different local designers.  i only recognize the center dress, as designed by tony nominated designer paul tazewell, because i helped work on it!

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