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Textile Based Non Profit Presents Handcrafted Quilts To The Center Against Domestic Violence at
Brooklyn, New York Women’s Commemoration
THURSDAY, MARCH 24
In conjunction with Borough Hall’s Women’s Herstory Month commemoration – two FIRSTS come together in the spirit of women’s survival. Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc., the first textile based domestic violence organization, will present 50 volunteer crafted quilts to the Center Against Domestic Violence – the first organization to rally for domestic violence shelters in 1976. This historic presentation is being held on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York 12:00pm
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, February 21, 2011 over 200 people came together at the design studio of Sue Rock Originals Everyone to create quilts using fabrics donated by the Van Heusen corporation. Volunteers of every age and nationality tirelessly worked together to create beautiful quilt tops for the residences run by the Center Against Domestic Violence.
Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc is the internationally acclaimed textile charity committed to supporting the lives of survivors of domestic violence. With such a small percentage of women leaving domestic violence situations nationwide, we felt it was important to provide direct support to these women who have made the courageous first steps towards change. Each year our volunteers create NEW clothing and accessories women need as they live in temporary housing. Women leaving the only have the clothes on their back to start anew. Volunteers create handknit and hand crocheted apparel, accessories and so much more!
For seven years we have had the encouragement of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office in supporting the lives of women and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has coined our work “Handcrafted Healing”. Using discarded fabrics from companies such as , Jones NY , Marc Jacobs and Van Heusen – as well as interior design companies like Kravet and Sina Pearson, we train our communities in all aspects of the textiles arts.
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