Trace, Iron, Cut, Repeat

Volunteers show off the fruits of their labor

Volunteers show off the fruits of their labor

It was just another Thursday night at Materials for the Arts – that is if you consider 17 volunteers sorting, creating iron on patches and preparing 200 donated ski jackets for donation to the Administration for Children’s services, AHRC and New York Cares to be a regular weekly occurrence! Actually, this project, spearheaded by MFTA staffer Marna Chester came about when a nonprofit based in New England contacted MFTA to donate gently used coats with an outdated logo.  Marna quickly figured out that rather than cut the coats up for their fabric, we could create an iron-on patch that would cover the logo and still make the coats available for folks in need this winter season.  We are grateful to our donor, Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, to Luke Lafosse who stopped by from Belgium and stayed for the entire day, and to New York Cares for sending a super hard working group of volunteers to help their fellow New Yorkers stay warm this holiday season. Click for more photos…

Mohammad and Itzel, NY Cares volunteers, hard at work

Mohammad and Itzel, NY Cares volunteers, hard at work

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