Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Pink Pom-Pom Project is Sewing With the Kids At McGivney Community Center

A Little Square is a a modern take on the local charity shop by providing fun new contemporary children’s clothing, accessories, shoes, gifts and toys directly from the current markets! What sets A Little Square apart is they have a charity called The Pink Pom-Pom Project (PPPP) which is a crafting for emotional therapy initiative.  We are thrilled to share Alex's post!

Every Thursday afternoon, from 3:45pm to 5:00pm, The Pink Pom-Pom Project (PPPP) heads to Bridgeport, CT to teach sewing classes to kids ages 8yrs+. These kids are very special and participate in inner-youth after school programs at The McGivney Community Center

The PPPP loves it because the kids are so creative in what they come up with in terms of projects. So far they have made pouches, sachets, pillows, totes, and just in time for Valentine’s Day, a little heart pillow for their favorite Valentine! And I hear next week we are making an apron!

The PPPP is constantly looking for new ideas and ways to be creative. Our dear friends at Westcott were so generous in donating professional grade scissors for this fabulous after school project – and best yet, each kid gets their very own pair to use during class!

One of our favorite kids is *Latisha, she is 9 years old and loves the fabrics we bring each week. Her favorite project was the pouch, “I need somewhere to put my phone” she said as she was cutting her fabric. *Steven, is also 9 years old, liked the pillow project because it wasn’t so ‘girlie’. We explained to him that some of the most famous fashion designers are men so he should take pride in knowing how to sew. He could be well on that runway one day!

Thank you Westcott for making The Pink Pom-Pom Project’s afternoons 
at The McGivney Community Center possible!

 *The ages of the boys and girls are real, however, their names have been changed out of protection for their safety.

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