Focallocal: craft making day with the homeless and Gifts for Strangers.

 
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Date/Time
Date(s) - 14/04/2013
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Royal Festival Hall

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We are putting together an event where we invite some of London’s many homeless to a one day craft making workshop; with the idea of encouraging some of those who come to join us for international Gift Giving Day, and experience a role reversal, when many who often beg to get by are empowered to give gifts to passers-by ..and perhaps the simple skills we teach could be used by some attendee’s to make a small income in the future, but at the least we will all have a fun craft making day and a free meal.

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The event will be on the 15th December and the address will follow shortly.

collaborators and doers needed to make this project a reality, we still need to:
- find funding for materials and food.
- approach homeless charities to co-ordinate
- find a venue
- gather more crafters to teach skills
- help with the food on the day
- bring homemade food
- run the clothes donation station

the aims of the project are:
- to empower those in difficult circumstances to have the opportunity to give generously to a stranger
- to create a humanistic connection between those in need and many who would normally simply walk by.
- with luck, to give skills or ignite a passion which can be used to make a small income (we will suggest attendee’s to give away half of their creations)
all aims are underpinned by us all simply having an enjoyable day making crafts, which is a great outcome in itself.

there will also be a picnic, where focallocal members are encouraged to bring home made foods, and also a clothes donation station.

 
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