Well, that was fun! And successful in all measures. We had as many pre-donated clothes as we could manage, with more walk in donors on the day as well. We had walk in shoppers filling $5 bags, people bought some of our beeswax kits, interested makers may join group or participate in upcoming workshops, donors shopped for free and we found a bagful of clothes for a woman in need at the end of the day. We met drummers, makers, politicians, community organizers and entrepreneurs and educators and artists and ate cookies and kombucha and hula hooped and drummed and shopped and made things, saw dancers and singers and the sun shone and all was well with the world.
Now we have the follow up, and leftover redistribution. We had some very nice women's clothing which we will bring to the Yonge Street Mission's "Double take" store. The children's clothes will go to Rawlinson PS for their curriculum night "Free shop" and a rummage sale fundraiser for Manor Rd. Coop. We kept a few things for our art making and our own closets- it was a good swap!
art experiments turning waste into beauty