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Make re-usable shopping bags that will be filled with essentials and donated to women in need.
by Christina Elston
You can have fun making re-useable shopping bags and help provide a nice pre-holiday boost for a woman in need at the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s annual donation drive “Cause For Creativity: What a Girl Wants, What a Girl Needs.”
The program kicks off Oct. 24 with a 12-day donation drive for unused essential goods for women.
• feminine hygiene products
• bus passes
Bring your donation to SMMoA at the Bergamot Station, Building G1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. (the museum’s regular hours) by Nov. 4.
All donors will receive a free ticket to the Cause for Creativity community art workshop from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 4, where local designers and artists will teach participants to create re-usable shopping and produce bags – decorated with stitching, appliqué and silkscreen – from recycled T-shirts. There will be music and food, and those attending can create extra bags for themselves, family and friends. Just bring clean, unwanted shirts for each bag.
The week following the workshop, donated goods will be packed into the bags created at the art workshop, and SMMoA staff will deliver one to each woman living at Ocean Park Community Center, the Westside’s largest provider of housing and services to low-income and homeless people.
The workshop is recommended for ages 5 and up, and costs $8 without a donation of goods. Suggested donation for museum admission is $5, and $3 for seniors and students. For more information visit www.smmoa.org.
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