Friday, December 09, 2011
Toy Drive for Foster Children
Help make the holidays a bit more special for this year by giving a gift that really matters!
The San Francisco's Child Protection Center serves children and teens who are removed from their homes because of abandonment, neglect, or abuse and safely placed in foster homes. This year they are asking for donations of new unwrapped toys, books, games and gifts. Please donate something for them to call their own this holiday season, as many are dealing with loss, trauma or fear. At holiday time the CPC likes to give foster parents who are accepting a new child, a gift or two to wrap for the children we are placing. Often their money is tight this time of year, as it is for all of us, and we want to insure that the children have gifts for the holiday. Also, some children who come into CPC on Dec 24th or 25th are given a gift as well. Lastly, the CPC tries to give each child that comes throughout the year a gift, so that as they go into foster care they have something of their own to hold onto. It's amazing how that having a small thing that is their own can boost their self esteem. Many children often come to the CPC with no possessions. It is truly wonderful to be able to make sure these children have gifts during the holiday season and throughout the year. Having something of their own to hang onto can help them transition successfully into foster care.
Please consider extending your love and warmth to a SF foster child this holiday season! To donate please contact Jennifer Garcia at 415-206-8772.
Note: there is a shortage of presents for teen boys.
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Winter Camps in San Francisco with CAIS!
Join Dragonfly Designs at the Chinese American International School for a fun-filled Beading Break this year!
We are very excited to announce Dragonfly Designs has partnered up with the Chinese American Internation School (CAIS) to host our Winter Camps in 2012. For those that prefer not to commute to our South San Francisco Studio Camps, the CAIS campus is conveniently located at 150 Oak Street, smack in the middle of San Francisco. The camps will be held the weeks February 21-24 and April 9-13. Grab your spot now!
Our team of highly trained, enthusiastic staff pass on the art of jewelry making to children in a fun, engaging, and age-appropriate way! Campers are encouraged to explore their creativity while being introduced to the hottest jewelry making techniques. Campers are given challenging projects and work in groups according to age, interest and ability level.
Our Winter camp experience starts with an hour of yoga and stretches, hiking and outdoor games in the afternoon, and expert jewelry instruction throughout the day! We introduce campers to a wide range of new jewelry making techniques during each camp session, including, resin, glass fusing, stamping and dapping metal, bead stringing, crimping, copper etching, wool felted beads and so much more. All levels welcome. Boys & Girls ages 6 & Up Tweens & Teens!
|FULL DAY:||9 am to 3 pm $355/wk|
|EARLY MORNING CARE:||8 am - 9 am $50/wk $18/day|
|AFTER CARE:||3 pm - 5 pm $85/wk or $20/day|
|SINGLE DAY CAMP:||9 am - 3 pm $75/day|
|HALF DAY CAMPS:||9 am - 12 pm or 12 pm - 3 pm $240/wk|