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Rika is a patoot
((let see how long it takes until she notices i typed this here))
So cool! “Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.”
Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.”
Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets.
Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets.
When she started out, Veronika states,
“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.”
And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”
Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”
You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.
To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/
For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.
For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/
the greatest plan in history
You never knew friendship came with all these insecurities.
oh no baby no
i must reblog this whenever i see it
cries a long time
So Pet Shaming is a thing? Why not some Pokemon Shaming while we’re at it.
here’s a karkat makeup tryout
damn that is one mighty fine face/ cosplay makeup tryout
When you open your eyes during a prayer…
Vine by Marcus Johns
oh. my god. that is pixel art
I was just randomly searching the net and I found a leaked version of episode 5. Here’s Armin’s scream.
Armin wants off this wild ride.
… Also… Given I took this out of context… It kinda sounds like Eren stabbed Armin or something…
OKAY IM SORRY BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE EREN THREW A SPIDER AT ARMIN AND IM C RY ING
So apparently, my good friend amberawrnerd and her fiance are close friends with the English voice actor for Armin, Josh Grelle. When they heard this clip, they broke down laughing. Why?
Because when Armin shouts out “Eren!” he sounds like Armin…. But when Josh starts screaming, apparently it sounded like Josh’s real voice… And the last time they heard that scream was when he was being pushed really fast in a shopping cart.
i can’t decide which is funnier: the spider or the shopping cart
this vine is better than all of paranormal activity
i had already posted it on twitter but i wanted to post it on here too!
oh man, watching Markiplier playing Off is bringing me so many good memories!
so yeah, a little Off/Markiplier fanart!