TCD Students Participate in Cedars Home for Children Fundraiser


TCD Students Participate in Cedars Home for Children Fundraiser

17 Nov 2008    

TCD Freshman Kate Andreasen with her prize-winning handbag titled Louise

For the fourth consecutive year the organizers of the annual Power of the Purse fundraiser for Cedars Home for Children Foundation invited TCD students to submit originally designed purses for their benefit auction. This year's submissions were from TCD freshman Kate Andreasen and senior Abby Gross. The gala auction event took place at the Bryan Medical Plaza Conference Center on November 13.

Kate's purse, titled Louise, was created from teal and brown fabric and lined in teal. Katie used a wide, dark brown ribbon to create both an accent bow and the strap. Katie said this of her bag: "It symbolizes elegance, my inspirations, and most of all my passion for sewing."

Abby's purse, Rays of Royalty, was inspired by 15th century court dress. In addition to the rich purple fabric of the bag, Abby added gold chains to its bottom as a nod to current design trends. The handle is composed of intertwining gold hoops at the top of the purse.

Abby Gross displays her winning purse at the Cedars Home Benefit Auction

Abby and Kate's purses were awarded 1st and 2nd place respectively in the preliminary jurying that took place in the TCD department prior to the purses being given to Cedars Home. This exra-curricular activity provides an opportunity for students to use their creative skills and problem-solving abilities in service to the community.

Three other TCD majors, Jessica Dalton, Lauren Mumaugh and Courtney Ness, assisted at the event. These students helped enthusiastic bidders to examine the purses and kept them artfully arranged during the silent auction. (Report submitted by Dr. Harriet McLeod.)

TCD congratulates all of the students who generously gave of their time and talent to help Cedars Home for Children!


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