Handmade Scarves and Totes to house hygiene kits for the homeless

Students designed #IMPACTPhilly hygiene kits to be distributed to homeless teens in Philadelphia, PA.

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Using the  Design Thinking process, students identified homelessness as the challenge they would address. After conducting empathy interviews with community organizations that serve the homeless population and people who are/were once living on the streets, students designed special totes and scarves that could house hygiene products. 

The thought was to keep them lightweight and weatherproof. Scarves have pockets with zippers on the ends, as well as side pockets to keep hands warm.

Scarves and totes will be handmade by the students with help from our MVHS Fashion Design club and PhilaU Fashion design students, along with family and friends of Mercy Vocational. 

Photos coming soon.

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Hi Lori, looks like your idea is not published yet. You can click the blue "Publish" button at the top of the post to make it live. Thanks!

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Thank you, Brett. I appreciate the heads up!