|Getting Kevin's studio ready for our 100 Girls.|
Tomorrow is the big day! I'm excited...
Here's the press release we sent off. Wish us luck!
100 Women, 100 Shoes and Girls on the Run
LANCASTER, PA; (October 21, 2012) After being selected as a winner by O, The Oprah Magazine and Crocs’ “100 Women 100 Shoes Challenge”, Roberta Little quickly moved forward with her mission to raise awareness about children experiencing homelessness and the transformational power of art. She initiated a link between Lancaster Creative Factory (LCF), and Girls on the Run of Lancaster (GOTR), both newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The young women of Girls on the Run have been “commissioned” to enhance one hundred pairs of Crocs shoes, as part of their curriculum community impact mission. These Crocs were Little’s prize she intends using to make a difference in her community.
Lancaster Creative Factory will host the fall GOTR participants for Create O’Crocs Day during a privately held event on Saturday, October 27, 2012. An estimated 180 members of GOTR will be participating. A gallery featuring Faces of the Homeless provided by the Lancaster Coalition to End Homelessness will be on display along with a mural created by residents of Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center.
Girls on the Run and Lancaster Creative Factory invite you to O'Crocs Window of Awareness, designed by artist, Kevin Lehman, opening at Millersville's Ware Center, 42 N. Prince St., beginning on Lancaster City's First Friday, November 2nd from 5-8 PM. This exhibits ends Thursday, November 15, following The National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Benefit Concert sponsored by the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness.
Little stated, “LCF wants this event to be fun and an educational experience. Youth in crisis can use artistic expression as a tool for powerful communication.” Little added, “Many of my friends and neighbors have asked how they might help. I challenge everyone to take action by forming their own plan addressing the issue of homelessness in our community.” This is made quick and easy, inexpensive and fun. Learn more about the mission of Girls on the Run at www.gotrlancaster.org and about Roberta Little’s The Sole Challenge by contacting her at firstname.lastname@example.org.