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DESIGNING FOR A DIFFERENCE
Designing for a Difference is a fashion design after school program for adolescent girls (ages 11-17).  The program   seeks to utilize fashion to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged  girls in Sacramento, while helping them to make a difference in the lives of  girls in developing nations who are facing even greater disadvantages.

Designing for A Difference provides girls with a safe, fun,  creative, and friendly atmosphere that encourages originality, imagination, inspiration, motivation, and self empowerment.  The program teaches adolescent girls how to use their creative energies to produce a fashion product, market it, and sell it. The girls have the opportunity to learn how to create a business plan, and to sell their merchandise online or in other arenas. 

With the techniques and skills learned in the program, participants are able to conduct their very own fashion show  and even and start their own business.  Perhaps most importantly, the girls gain the invaluable experience of making a difference in the lives of others while engaging in activities they love.  

Designing for a Difference has conducted several mini-workshops this year and the final mini-workshop for 2011 will take place in December.  In the spring of 2012, the program will officially welcome the first group of girls for the full 9-month program.  The program depends entirely on the gernerous donations and support  from the community.  Check out our Wishlist  if you have resources or materials that you'd like to donate.    For more information about our program,  or to find out how you can  get involved, please contact the Program Director at tailanddesigns@gmail.com or 916-969-0573.  You may also contact our office  at 916-486-1737 or visit our Request Information link.  Also to learn more about Latiyah Abdullah, program director, please visit her website.
WISHLIST
      Materials
  • 8 industrial sewing machines
  • 4 utility tables 
  • 14 stools
  • 20 clear plastic rulers
  • 20 sets of pattern drafting rulers  
  • 4 rolls of Manila paper
  • 4 rolls of white drafting paper
  • 2 industrial overlock machines
  • 10 Sewing machines
  • 30 spools of white and black thread
  • 20 pair of fabric scissors
  • 20 pair of paper scissors
  • Pencils, pens, 
  • 100 black matte boards
  • 100 pads of Bristol paper
  • paint brushes
  • 20 acrylic paint sets
  • 20 watercolor sets
  • 20 prismsa color marker and color pencil sets
  • 40 fine line Sharpies
  •  3 bolts of muslin
  •  1 three-way mirror
  •  1 large wipeboard

      Services Needed
  • Interior designer
  • graphics artist
  • printing service
  • marketing services

Of course ​monetary donations are also needed and welcome.