Thursday, April 30, 2015

Downtown Women's Center, May 3


The Green Tent is taking this Sunday off. In our spot at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market, we’re happy to have the Downtown Women's Center. In its 37th year of service to the women of Skid Row, DWC is excited to help celebrate Mother’s Day with a selection of gifts locally hand made from sustainable materials as part of the MADE by DWC social enterprise.

Located in DWC’s LEED-certified San Pedro Street facility, the MADE by DWC gift boutique and café was launched in 2012 as a workforce development program, to break the cycles of chronic unemployment and homelessness by empowering women through vocational opportunities.

The women of MADE generate economic and social capital by conceiving, producing, and marketing handMADE products such as journals bound from salvaged library book covers and chic travel pouches sewn using reclaimed fabric remnants rescued from landfills. The full range of DWC’s handMADE gifts includes soy candles poured into vintage teacups, seasonal felt ornaments, and all-natural soaps.

These beautiful products are available at MADE by DWC Café & Gift Boutique (438 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles) as well as at the MADE resale boutique (325 S. Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles), Bloomingdale’s Century City, the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Hudson News at LAX (terminals 4, 6, and 8), Raven+Lily, the Skirball Cultural Center, , and on Etsy. Take advantage this Sunday for your first pick!

A nationally recognized pioneer of permanent supportive housing, DWC is the only resource in Los Angeles that is exclusively dedicated to serving the unique needs of homeless and very low-income women in downtown’s Skid Row community.

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