Let's throw a "Shower" for the students in the Fashion Merchandising Program!
The American Sewing Guild is partnering with today’s youth to help them learn and improve their sewing skills. The Clark County Skill Center’s Fashion Merchandising Program is calling out for supplies that are needed desperately. Due to financial cutbacks there are no funds for supplies. They could use any of the following:
- Rotary Cutters and Cutting mats
- Sewing Pins & Needles
- Pin Cushions
- Irons and Ironing Boards
- Measuring Tapes
- seam guages
- Tracing paper
- Seam rippers
- Pressing Hams
- Sewing machines
- Dress Forms
If you would prefer to donate cash rather than supplies, Columbia River Sewing will collect the money and purchase a gift certificate in the amount collected.
You can see the list is long so anything you can spare from your sewing room would be appreciated. Please bring your donations to the quarterly meeting on Dec 7 and Pam will be happy to accept them. The school qualifies for a 503C tax deductible donation. Let’s get the holiday season going by giving to this great program.
Here is a bit about the program: The Fashion Merchandising and Management program provides core skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level employment in a fashion or retail career field. Students learn the fundamentals of the fashion business including art elements, principles and sewing basics so they can appreciate a quality product. Additionally, they learn the essentials of customer service, buying and selling, marketing, product display, merchandising, and achieving a profit.The second year program builds on these skills by establishing a work site internship where students apply their knowledge on-the-job.