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Sat, Dec 02 2017

Mini Makers Market,

Humble Civic Center, Humble, Texas, United States Humble Civic Center, Humble, Texas, United States
One Sponsor Confirmed
HEB

  • About the event

    On Saturday, December 2, 2017, the Creativity Shell will host our first annual Mini Maker’s Market at the Humble Civic Center. This public event will consist of 100+ students from all over Houston converging to sell their own handmade goods. The students will have the unique chance to gain business, social, and entrepreneurial skills as they interact with customers. The Mini Maker’s Market is also a wonderful opportunity for the local kids of  Houston to shine as the next generation of makers in the midst of the challenges following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.  

    We are asking your organization to help sponsor the Mini Maker’s Market. Your tax-deductible donation will sponsor an individual table from which students will sell their handmade goods. In addition, this sponsorship will include the purchase of raw materials and supplies to make the handmade goods as well as provide free workshops for the students to create in our Kingwood studio in preparation for the market.  

    Why should you sponsor?

    The Creativity Shell is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers. Our organization teaches sewing/textile arts classes to students in public libraries, schools and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Sewing/textile arts classes are designed to educate and inspire children by teaching them essential life and practical skills. 

    With your donation, the Creativity Shell will continue to fulfill our mission to educate and  inspire the next generation of makers! 


    Heather Jiang

    The Creativity Shell is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers. Our organization teaches sewing/textile arts classes to students in public libraries, schools and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Sewing/textile arts classes are designed to educate and inspire children by teaching them essential life and practical skills.

    Thirty years ago, home economics programs such as sewing, cooking and shop classes were a standard part of the education system.  Today, most home economics programs have been removed from schools and many children are not learning these skills at home.

    When the Creativity Shell began teaching sewing/textile arts classes in local schools we were faced with a larger crisis that we initially imagined. One of the biggest challenges we are facing with our programs is the lack of practical skills among the students we are teaching.  In our classes, we have high school students who cannot tie their own shoelaces, students cannot cut fabrics with scissors, they cannot thread needles and many cannot fix a button if it were to fall off their shirt.  Furthermore, the lack in their ability to use practical skills adds to extreme frustration and poor problem solving skills and decision-making skills.  

    To help prepare students for the future, the Creativity Shell uses our sewing/textile arts classes to teach children essential life and practical skills.  Our team is made up of creative people within the community who poses artistic skills and plenty of patience to gradually pass their skills on to the students we teach.

    The Creativity Shell has been creating a lasting impact in the lives of the students we are working with.  Through our programs, we have seen children recover from human trafficking and use sewing/textile art as a therapeutic hobby. We have taught students to sew with electricity conductive threads where they can program LED lights into their clothing and we also work with children as young as four years old to teach them how to sew.  With more help and funding, we can fulfill our mission to use creative trades to education and inspire the next generation of makers.

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  • 251-500 attendees expected


    35% Male Attendees


    65% Female Attendees

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