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Dear Friends of the Creativity Shell,

It what will be only the second of its kind in the nation (the first will be the one the organization is building in Houston) the Creativity Shell Rochester is building a one-stop costume design center that will service local schools and community theater programs.

The Costume Design Center will be a one-stop design center that will service the costume design and production needs for middle schools, high schools and community theater programs. Participating schools and theatrical programs will have the opportunity to obtain a membership to the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center and this membership will give them access to costume design and production services for multiple productions annually. The Costume Design Center will house a vast inventory of costumes for different productions and will have the capability to build new productions from scratch. The Costume Design Center will also be used to collect used dance costumes from companies and parents willing to donate them after recitals and performances. Dance costumes can be used by participating programs servicing low-income families who do not have the means to pay for new costumes.

Once the Costume Design Center in Rochester is Opened, it will also be used to share resources with the Center in Houston which will help reduce the costs of building new productions when costumes might already be available and not in use.

Students enrolled in Creativity Shell programs are also being trained with the necessary skills needed to work in the CDCr. Due to the positive experience the Creativity Shell has gained from working with human trafficking survivors, autistic and homeless youths; the organization is also hoping to hire these students to work in the CDCr once it’s opened.

The Creativity Shell is planning to have the CDCr in Rochester up and running by September 2021. To make this CDC a reality, the organization needs to raise $1 million dollars to cover the five development phases of their project (Exploratory, Purchasing, Renovating, Inventory and Production.)

Once opened, Creativity Shell CDCr in Houston and Rochester will be the first of their kind in the nation. The CDCr will also be open to school groups for tours where students can help to mend costumes, sew buttons, dye fabrics and other fun jobs that are educational as well as necessary for many different small theatrical productions across the City of Rochester.

Funding for the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center will encompass both public and private donations and grants.  To receive grant funding for this project, the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center needs the support of the local community by raising $5,000 before December 31, 2019.
 
Ask yourself…

  1. Would the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center benefit your school or a local community theater you know?
  2. Is this a place where you can see you and/or your child working?
  3. Would you like to see autistic students, homeless students, domestic violence and/or human trafficking survivors have a creative place to work and earn a living?
  4. Has the Creativity Shell inspired you or your child to think outside the box and create something new and different?
  5. Are you a local or national business that wants to support the next generation of makers?
  6. Do you think the Creativity Shell has made a difference in the community?

If the answer to any of the questions above is yes, then please donate and support the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center.

Donors to the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center will be rewarded with:

  • $25 – Donor will receive a special “Thank you” card.
  • $50 – Donor will receive a “Save Creativity” T-Shirt
  • $100 – Donor will receive a Shout out via Email and Facebook!
  • $300 – Donor will receive a custom tile once the Creativity Shell Costume Design Centeris Open!
  • $500 – Donor will receive a name recognition on a sewing machine in the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center.
  • $1200 – Donor will receive a custom brick on the floor of the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center once opened. Donor will also receive 10 Tickets to Creativity Rocks on June 5, 2020 @ Seabreeze Amusement Park!
  • $2500 – Donor will receive a special plaque on the wall of the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center once opened. Donor will also receive 10 Tickets to Creativity Rocks on June 5, 2020 @ Seabreeze Amusement Park!
  • $5,000 – Donor will be honored on a special quilt being made for the Creativity Shell Costume Design Center once opened. Donor will also receive 10 Tickets to Creativity Rocks on June 5, 2020 @ Seabreeze Amusement Park!

A donation for as little as $25 helps us reach our goal and will get us even closer to fulfilling our mission of finding creative ways of educating and inspiring the next generation of makers!

Thank you got supporting the Creativity Shell.

Thank you for supporting the Creativity Shell and thank you for helping us fulfill our mission to find creative ways to educate and inspire the next generation of makers.

 

Do you like the Creativity Shell? Please donate to help us fulfill our mission!

Creativity Shell relies on donations of cash, fabric, supplies and new sewing machines.

CREATIVITY SHELL ROCHESTER

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