Here’s an exciting new development about the 6 Degrees of Creativity & Operation Sock Monkey Service Project that was announced last week: The Boys & Girls Club in Hoboken, New Jersey has been identified as the organization that will be receiving our sock monkey love!
As seen in this video from rebuildhoboken.com, The City of Hoboken experienced severe flooding and extensive damage from Hurricane Sandy, which included the Boys & Girls Club:
From the organization’s website:
“Operating in Jersey City since 1893 and in Hoboken since 1984, the Boys & Girls Club serves thousands of youth, ages 5-21, each year. They offer comprehensive and quality programming for youth in kindergarten to high school.”
Thank you to 6 Degrees of Creativity community member, sock monkey maker, art therapist, and New Jersey resident Suzanne Martino who identified the need, as well as reached out to the Boys and Girls Club, who is thrilled to receive our sock monkey friends right before the holidays for the community’s youth.
The deadline to sign up for this service project has been extended to November 28. If you’re interested in creating and donating a handmade sock monkey for this effort, send an e-mail to Gretchen at 6DegreesofCreativity@arttherapyalliance.org to receive more details about shipping information. Sock monkeys will still need to be ready for shipping by December 10.
If you need some sock monkey how-to help, check out this short video from Art Therapist and OSM Operative Kat Thorsen: http://vimeo.com/28869273.
This project is open to art therapists, students, creatives, craftivists, and anyone wanting to support the effort. Feel free to let others know, gather friends & family together to make sock monkeys, and help spread some sock monkey joy to youth in New Jersey! A big thank you to all who have already signed up and expressed their support.
Another big thanks again to Lindsey and Operation Sock Monkey for all the help with promoting and collaborating on this project of creative goodness!
Please join us!
P.S.- The sock monkey swap also announced last week still has a deadline of November 12 to sign up. Check out last week’s blog post for more information about this if you’re interested!