Crafting for Community: Button Jewelry

Thank you to the 20 students, 19 employees, and 1 community member who participated. We produced 34 necklaces, 17 earrings, and 1 bracelet which will be donated to Deborah’s Place which serves homeless women. Below are some pictures from our experience. Click the image for a larger view.

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It’s once again time for our annual Crafting for Community interactive workshop. March is National Craft Month and Women’s Heritage Month, let’s celebrate both by doing a craft the benefits women in our community. This March we will get together to learn how to make jewelry using simple materials such as buttons, beads, string, and ribbon.

Creating jewelry is a fun way to establish a second stream of income and/or make inexpensive gifts for yourself and others. In this gathering we’ll teach you how to make button jewelry and we’ll help the local community by donating many of the creations to Deborah’s Place which serves women experiencing homelessness. You may attend one or both sessions. Please bring $1 and whatever refreshments you want to enjoy. No alcoholic beverages allowed.

Who can attend:
This event is open to everyone! UIC students, staff, and members of the Chicago community are all welcome to join.
RSVP is required two business days prior to the session you plan to attend so we can ensure we have enough materials.

What to bring:
Please bring $1 and whatever refreshments you want to enjoy. No alcoholic beverages allowed.

When to show up:
Session 1: Tue 3/8/16 – Evening . . . 5:00 – 7:00pm in Taft Hall 204 **NEW LOCATION**
Session 2: Wed 3/30/16 – Lunch . . . 11:30 – 1:00pm in Student Services Building, Room 3050 (3rd Floor)
Come and go as your schedule allows! Come to one or both sessions, it’s up to you. If you are not familiar with campus please visit https://maps.uic.edu/ and use the search feature to find the building.

Where will the items be donated:
Items will be donated to Deborah’s Place. Deborah’s Place is Chicago’s largest provider of supportive housing for single women experiencing homelessness.

Why should you join us:
Because this is a fun way to network with others on campus, learn a new skill, and give to the community.

Who are the sponsors:
Co-sponsored by CCSW Minority Concerns subcommittee, Donate by Design student organization, and the UIC Office of Career Services/Student Employment Office.

OK enough reading . . . go ahead and RSVP below 🙂

Thank you for your interest. However, registration is now closed.