Stitches & Smiles at Shanti Camp

Stitches & Smiles at Shanti Camp

Operative Diana Brugos spent 4 days in March at Bal Shiksha Kendra Centre, an educational resource centre in rural NCT Delhi, India. Diana lead sock monkey training with students and their families,  bringing stitches, smiles and employable skills training to women and children living in Shanti Camp slum.   The socks for the workshops were donated by Canadian sock manufacturer McGregor...

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McGregor Sock Sponsorship

McGregor Sock Sponsorship

McGregor socks has been a supporter of OSM since 2012, when they donated 200 pairs of socks for our workshops at Shanti Sewing Centre in Delhi. Purveyors of quality footwear and an iconic Canadian brand, we’re delighted to announce their continued support of our local and global initiatives. In exchange for some adorable photos of sock monkeys made by OSM Operatives, which they used in...

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To Russia, with Love

To Russia, with Love

Clowns Sans Frontières departed this week on a mission of love, laughter and joy. From Nov 7-23, 2013 they will  tour Moscow and St. Petersburg, providing live entertainment to orphanages and hospitals, where they will distribute OSM  delegates to youth in distress and others in need of a smile. Proceeds from OSM workshops & sales have helped to raise money for this expedition. Nearly 100...

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Summer fun @ Shanti Camp

Summer fun @ Shanti Camp

How did you spend your summer vacation? OSM went to summer camp in India for the month of August!  Working with Indian-based NGO Concern for Humanity and their Canadian partner L.I.B. International, we ran a day camp for children ages 6-12. The goal of the camp was  to provide educational enrichment for school children with a focus on developing English language skills and demonstrating the...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

2009 was an amazing year for OSM! Workshops, community collaboration, and collective and individual craftivism helped to raise nearly $5000 for Clowns Without Borders South Africa and their partners in the field. This is a result of so many people coming together in support of a good cause. Thanks to the many many craftivists who helped to sew sock monkeys, local partners like the Workroom, Cat...

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