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Betty Leacraft is Collecting Socks

Betty Leacraft (ACG '14, LTA '11, ACG '09, WOO '99), will travel to South Africa in July. One of her art quilts has been selected for inclusion in the traveling group exhibition Conscience of the Human Spirit: The Life of Nelson Mandela. The exhibition will debut at International Quilt Convention Africa, the only all-Africa continent quilt convention, at Emperor's Palace Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa, July 24-26. A photo text panel version of this exhibition will be presented at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, South Africa. The exhibition will tour South African venues for up to a year, then  in 2016 circulate in the United States. This exhibition has been organized by Michigan State University Museum of Art and The Women of Color Quilters Network, Dr. Carolyn L. Mazloomi, Founder.

Help South African children by donating a pair of socks, Betty is currently collecting new socks to take with her to South African for distribution to children served by agencies located in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Collection Deadline: July 14, 2014

Sizes Needed: Infant, Toddler, Pre-School, Youth

Drop Off Locations:  

Center City                                                       
Leeway Foundation                                                           
1315 Walnut St., Ste. 832                                     
The Philadelphia Building                                     
Philadelphia, PA 19107                                         
Tel: 215-545-4078                 
Monday–Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm

West Philadelphia
Community Education Center (CEC)
3500 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215-387-1911
Monday–Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Atiya Ola's Spirit First Foods
4505 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Tel: 215-933-3298
Monday–Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm

North Philadelphia

Uptown Entertainment Development Corporation (UEDC)
2227 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Tel: 215-236-1878
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm


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