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Sewing Together with the Regent Park Sewing Studio [NEW GOAL]

Centre of Learning & Development

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Campaign Ends May 5, 2020
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 !NEW GOAL!

Thanks to the generosity to date, we have met our initial goal of $1500, which will enable us to donate 500 masks. However, the need is much greater, and we would like to reach a new goal of $2,000, allowing us to sew and donate an additional 100 re-usable face masks!

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How much and for what?

Help us raise $1,500 so that the Regent Park Sewing Studio (RPSS) can donate up to 500 re-usable face masks to some of the most vulnerable in our community, starting with the seniors living in Regent Park's community housing.

The RPSS will donate up to 200 masks, but we need your help to be able to get more protection equipment to those that need it right now. 

By donating, you're also supporting the Sewing Studio seamstresses that, like many other Canadians, have seen their income severely impacted since the pandemic hit.

What is the Regent Park Sewing Studio?

The RPSS is an early-stage social enterprise of the Centre of Learning & Development (CL&D), that provides training, job experience, and additional income opportunities to community members with barriers to employment, particularly newcomer and immigrant women.

Since the pandemic started, the Sewing Studio has adapted to the market needs and has been sewing face masks, having sewn 500 so far. 

Tell Me More

Our public health officials are recommending that citizens, particularly the most vulnerable, like our seniors, use face masks if and when they need to go out in public.

We want to be able to donate to a group of individuals that are not only vulnerable health-wise but also have significant financial constraints, such as the seniors in Regent Park's community housing.

It costs about $5 to sew one mask made from 100% cotton. There are severe restrictions on the supply chain but the Sewing Studio is being creative and has been able to repurpose fabric generously donated by other studios and individuals in the community.

You can learn more about the Regent Park Sewing Studio and its sister social enterprise, the 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) Make a financial contribution, no matter how big or how small.

2) Spread the word by social media or by good ol' word-of-mouth!

3) If you're not able to make a financial donation at this time, we're also taking in-kind donations of un-used and gently used 100% cotton fabric scraps. Contact sureya@tccld.org to know more

Deadline

We'll be running this campaign until Giving Tuesday Now, happening on May 5th.

The Charity

CL&D is a charity that's been building stronger communities in the Regent Park, Moss Park, and St. James Town area for the past 40 years. It does that through a range of programs and services, from academic upgrading, to immigrant integration and leadership training, to Social Enterprise Incubation. Find out more about CL&D at tccld.org.