Teen Advocate Turns Handicrafts Into Donations
- Posted by Sarah Swiston
- On February 18, 2020
- chicago metropolitan area, Chicago suburbs, Domestic Violence, domestic violence agency, DV agency, dv survivors, End Domestic Violence, northwest chicago, Philanthropy, youth making a difference
We bring you another incredible story as part of our Stories of Impact series for our anniversary year.
In today’s blog, we honor Maci who selected WINGS, not only for her school middle school project, but to receive donations from the sales of her amazing handicrafts.
Having been a victim of domestic violence for many years, Maci is determined to make a difference in the lives of survivors of domestic abuse. Maci and her mother Lisa came across WINGS by donating to our Resale Stores.
Lisa says, “We found out that WINGS was more than a resale shop, it supported other people in need who looked a LOT like we did.”
Maci was presented with a school assignment called a Personal Passion Project. For this task, students explore a world problem that helps others and research solutions. Maci used her life experience to draw upon and decided to learn more about WINGS.
Initially, Maci didn’t have a clear plan other than knowing that shelters and counseling services need money to exist. After reviewing WINGS services, Maci felt very strongly about our mission to end domestic violence.
Maci and Lisa went to one of our three WINGS Resale Stores where they bought clothes, material, ribbon and other items to turn into crafts to sell. As she sells her crafts, she advocates and informs people of WINGS solutions.
With a passion to help WINGS, Maci’s empathy, kindness and compassion are truly remarkable. Maci shares her outlook, “Be kind to others, and do what you can to make the world a better place.”
Interested in making a difference like Maci…
Learn more ways to get involved in WINGS’ mission here: https://wingsprogram.com/ways-to-help/