October was a frenzied and fabulous month for us here at Our Social Fabric, and we have many people in our community to thank for all their hard work and participation!
On October 16th we finally finished moving out of our old storage locker at Maple Leaf Storage. Many thanks to the folks at Maple Leaf for the countless bags of fabric donations they toted up to our locker over these last several months. You have shown us a lot of generosity and really helped OSF stay afloat during difficult times. With the help of super-duper volunteer Emily Hansen, we moved all of our fabric into our new space at FROGBOX. This is what it looked like after the move:
But we still had lots of junk to get rid of! We’ve taken many household donations over the last few months, and unfortunately some donors mixed quality fabric with not-so-quality dirty items and garbage :( Shockingly, we even found some rat traps with poison in a bag of donated fabric! Fortunately for us, Dylan Goggs of Take the Green Challenge came to our rescue. Green Challenge is an inner-city waste removal and recycling company that is operated as a social enterprise. Dylan kindly donated their services for an afternoon and saw that the storage locker got cleaned out once and for all. BIG thank-you to Take the Green Challenge and Dylan Goggs!
After that, we had yet another work party on a Tuesday evening to get the shelves set up and organize our reams of fabric in preparation for the upcoming sale. With a few board members and the help of our fabulous volunteer Lola Bryson, the room was organized in no time.
Finally we were ready to have our fill-a-bag Halloween sale on October 22nd. Natalia Nanton from eco-baby-fashion company TutuMama volunteered with us all day and tirelessly helped with everything that needed doing. And what a great turnout we had! It was one of our best sales ever. Thanks to all of you who came out to support Our Social Fabric. We expect our next sale to be on Saturday, November 26th, so start thinking about all the fabric you’ll need for Christmas and winter holiday craft projects…As usual, stay tuned for more details.
Thanks again to everyone for the generosity and hard work you’ve contributed to OSF to make our transition a success!