One of Crown Heights' most fascinating non-profits, Sue Rock Originals (more info here) has put out a call for volunteers this Saturday. Check it out--like any good neighbor, they're offering free food in exchange for your efforts:
Sue Rock Originals is calling for volunteers to come by and help us prepare for our newest addition - a beautiful new window for our studio. We need your help to remove the front layer (pictured above) and make sure everything turns out GREAT!!!
Bring your comfortable clothes, your screwdriver and your healthy appetite cause the BARBECUE IS ON!!!
THE DATE IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009 FROM 1:00PM - 7:00 PM
Volunteers should be able bodied and be ready to assist in the removal of screwed in wood siding from the front of a storefront. We will need people to carry wood to the side, bundle wood for recycle, pick up screws, unscrew bolts, hold ladders, smile appreciatively, watch the barbecue pit, pour drinks and have a GREAT time!
We are located at 1069 Bergen Street between Nostrand and Rogers Avenues. You can reach us by the A/C trains to Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. Then walk five short blocks up Nostrand Avenue to Bergen Street. Turn right at Bergen Street.. Our phone number is 347 365 8747.
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Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc is the only textile charity committed to supporting the lives of survivors of domestic violence. With such a small percentage of women leaving domestic violence situations nationwide, we felt it was important to provide direct support to these women who have made the courageous first steps towards change. Each year we partner volunteers with donations of unused fabric samples from companies such as Marc Jacobs, Ann Gish (interior design fabrics) and Liz Claiborne. Our volunteers create NEW clothing and accessories domestic violence survivors will need as they live in in the residence. Women leaving the cycle of violence only have the clothes on their back. Volunteers create sweaters, shrugs, bags, tops and so much more!
The non-profit has a unique funding engine - Sue Rock Originals, an eco-fashion brand of women's separates selling at boutiques throughout the Brooklyn area. Using our excess fabrics, Sue Rock Originals has created a line of "Back to Basics" separates which are flattering to every figure! Sales from these items help to financially support our organization
Designer, Sue Rock Originals
Director, Sue Rock Originals Everyone, Inc.