Help us raise $3,600 by June 30th to support Regent Park Sewing Studio!

Centre of Learning & Development

$637 raised of $3,600 goal
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Campaign Ends July 1, 2019
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How much and for what?

Help us raise $3,600 to buy new specialty sewing machines for the Regent Park Sewing Studio! Our campaign is part of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, meaning that every dollar donated to this campaign during June helps us purchase much-needed sewing machines and is an automatic entry for us to win $10,000 in a draw on Canada Day! 

What is the Regent Park Sewing Studio (RPSS): 

RPSS is a collective of diverse community members, mainly immigrant women, on the downtown east side of Toronto who come together in Regent Park to create sewing projects that also foster personal and community development. The RPSS provides participants with the 4 S’s: sewing skills, social network, support/safe space, and self-confidence.  Further, the Sewing Studio’s practical training makes it an important stepping stone to economic opportunities for financially vulnerable community members.   

Profit from merchandise sold by the RPSS is reinvested in the Sewing Studio to help it become self-sufficient.   You can learn more about the Sewing Studio and its sister organization, Regent Park Catering Collective at https://regentparkcollective.org/  

How can I help? 

We’re glad you asked! There are three ways you can help us: 1) Donate 2) Rally your family and friends to create a fundraising team!  3) Spread the word by social media or by good old word of mouth!

What will we do if we win the $10K grand prize? 

As a way to continue to grow RPSS’ impact, we’ve identified a list of equipments we need to buy in the next year. These new tools will allow us to double the number of community members trained and help us create new, larger sewing project ideas.

In addition to the sewing machines, we will also purchase a commercial iron, an industrial cutting table and mannequins. The more we raise, the more we can buy and the more we can sew.

The Charity

CL&D is a Charity that’s been building a stronger community, in the Regent Park, Moss Park and St. James Town area since 1979. It does that through a range of programs and services, from academic upgrading to immigrant’s integration, all the way to Social Enterprise Incubation.