The Creativity Shell is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that uses creative trades to educate and inspire kids. Our organization provides free sewing/textile art classes in Houston Public Libraries, schools and special shelters that rescue kids from homelessness and human trafficking. Through sewing/textile art classes, we are teaching kids practical and vocational skills.
To continue our work, our organization needs to purchase sewing machines, age appropriate materials/supplies and pay for the cost of reputable teachers who will teach our sewing programs at numerous Public Libraries, schools and shelters in Houston on a weekly basis for the 2016 – 2017 school year.
The ability to sew and use other creative trades is becoming a lost art in the United States; we fear it will greatly impact our children. We have become a generation of buyers and our children are losing the ability to make or do anything for themselves. The Creativity Shell is using sewing/textile arts classes and other trades to circumvent this epidemic by teaching kids to think creativity and learn vocational skills. By teaching classes that involve up-cycling clothing, ironing, designing, sewing, fabric dyeing, costume design, quilting, and home economics skills, we are inspiring kids to use creative elements to efficiently make something out of nothing.