Crafters@Case will hold charity sale Dec. 9-10

Crafters@Case sale flyerCrafters@Case will host its second charity sale Wednesday, Dec. 9, and Thursday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Biomedical Research Building lobby each day.

More than 100 handcrafted hats, scarves, garments, accessories and ceramic pieces for all ages will be for sale, ranging in price from $1-75. Cash and check will be accepted as payment.

All proceeds will go to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Crafters@Case also filled six boxes with more than 100 hats and scarves as a donation to Laura’s Home (City Mission) and St. Malachi. Any unsold items will also be donated.

Crafters@Case began in March of 2013 with five staff members from the School of Medicine. Today, the group has 25 members and is recognized and receives support from the SAC Community Services Committee. The original goal of the group was to knit and crochet hats and scarves for homeless adults as well as provide a welcoming, relaxing and nurturing environment for participants. The goal has since expanded to include other hand-crafted products for homeless of all ages, and finally, donating all sales proceeds of Crafters@Case products to organizations that feed the homeless.  All are welcome to join.

On any given night there are more than 4,000 homeless in Cleveland,with wait times to get into a shelter often lasting months, according to Brinn Omabegho, one of the founders of Crafters@Case.

Any questions about Crafters@Case can be directed to Omabegho at brinn@case.edu.