Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Skraptacular's "A Springing Affair" is One Fun Night Out...
And a Chance to Do Good!

 A Blossoming Affair 2013

Dear Friends,

You don't really have to wear "trashion fashion", pants woven out of plarn (plastic bag yarn) or sustainable shoes! Just bring your well-intentioned fun-loving self over to the airy Mark Ferri Studio from 5 - 8. Have a glass of wine (you know we'll save the corks to make something Skraptacular!), and enjoy the view. Sample some hors d'oeuvres served by our young Skrap interns, listen to smooth jazz by talented LaGuardia High School musicians, meet some like-minded new friends and bid, bid, bid, on our eclectic auction items!


You'll also have the chance to meet and honor former city councilmember Robert Jackson. For 12 years Jackson represented the 7th District in Manhattan, which includes Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood.  Chairman of the Council's education committee from 2006 to 2013, he is heralded for co-founding the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, a lawsuit to obtain fair education funding from the state for New York City schoolchildren.

We, at Skraptacular, also hail Jackson for casting the decisive vote to ban single-use Polystyrene containers from city schools, restaurants and food carts. Almost impossible to recycle, the plastic-foam cups, trays and containers, have been clogging our local landfills for years. And we're excited to honor Jackson's former Chief of Staff, Sarah Morgridge, who fought passionately alongside him to serve constituents and support public school families realize their right to educational opportunity

"It takes a village," as the cliché says, and like many clichés, they circulate again and again because they are so true. We're pleased to have Robert Jackson and Sarah Morgridge in our village and hope you'll join us, too.

Every dollar we bring in at this, our major fundraiser, goes to support programs that further our mission of combining creativity and conservation: we teach children and community members across all five boroughs how to make arts, crafts and science from trash!

See you tonight @ 307 West 38th St. Studio 2003 (20th Floor)! Thank you so much for your continued support.

Michelle Del Guercio

P.S. - It's great if you can purchase tickets in advance, but you can also just show up, too. Ticket prices are $30 each, either way. If you can't come, consider donating. Every little bit helps us SPRING up and out across New York City.

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