Bags for the People will be working with the entire second grade(three classes comprised of 81 total students) of the Growing Up Green Charter School over 9 separate days this coming fall to help reduce the use of plastic bags through reusable bag making workshops. Each student will learn about the environment and the impact, positive and negative, their actions can have. The students will then learn how to sew, on sewing machines provided by Singer, reusable shopping bags out of repurposed materials. After every student has made a reusable bag for themselves, they will then sew reusable bags to hand out at a local business in their community, helping to reduce the use of plastic bags and to spread their positive environmental message.
To host a successful workshop, we are looking to raise $2,286.00 by November. Funds will be used to cover all costs of the workshop including instruction fees, material costs, and transportation.
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