Hair Ties That Change Lives Holiday Sale This Friday at Art Walk

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

As a mother I'm so proud to see my kids want to change the world and become leaders. My daughter Ilise is doing just that with her CAS Project at school.


Ilise is a junior at Riverdale High School and started Hair Ties That Change Lives (HTTCL) as her IB CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) Project. Ilise began HTTCL because she wanted to find a way to make a difference in the community by using the leftover scraps that we had from all our sewing projects we did together. She set out to make hair ties in order to raise money for other organizations. The first organization that she chose to support was The Gulf Coast Humane Society.


Ilise recruited four classmates: Jaseleth Carranza, Megan Carrigan, Tramese Godfrey, and Alvina Nguyen to help her out with the sewing and assembly of the hair ties and headbands. In their first sale the girls made 175 hair ties and 25 headbands and sold them in the school cafeteria. With less than $40.00, scrap fabrics and a lot of sweat equity they raised $500.00 and SOLD OUT in 4 days!


The goal for the end of the school year is to raise $1,000.00 to give to The Gulf Coast Humane Society. With Christmas just around the corner Ilise and her classmates are gearing up for their big Holiday Sale. They are starting to sell Friday December 7, 2018 at the Art Walk in downtown Fort Myers. They will be at booth #60 on First Street near Wise Guys and Starbucks.


Please come out and support us if you can. If you would like to purchase a hair tie or head band to support Hair Ties That Change Lives please visit our online store!

The Girls of HTTCL Alvina Nguyen, Jaseleth Carranza, Ilise McAteer, Tramese Godfrey and Megan Carrigan

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