Fashion Club Designs Surgery by Betsy Morici

Harper’s Bizarre Fashion Club will be creating surgery hats and masks for Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation, on Sunday, April 9th at 11am at Harper.


The President of Harper’s Bizarre Fashion Club, Mattie Hussey says, “This organization [Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation] “gifts” surgery to children who are underinsured, denied by insurance carriers or whose families cannot afford their insurance deductible.”


Harper’s Bizarre Fashion club  is hoping by the end of Sunday to have 50 hats made for the organization.


In February the club received an email from Erin Morettes, a student involvement coordinator. Since then the students have been preparing for Sunday’s event by meeting with Carol Ann Jacovich-Ochwat from Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation. The club has also been prepping by gathering supplies, and patterns.


This opportunity allows fashion students to go beyond the classroom and use their knowledge of sewing for a cause.


Nupur Sharma, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Fashion Studies says, “Students will be able to learn how to make surgical hats, and learn how to work with a customer…”


Mattie Hussey says, “I hope that this event will bring the club members closer together and make members realize as individuals they can impact the world!”

Amie Granger, 42, a Community Relations Manager says this about volunteering, “… companies want to see that you are involved, other colleges that you might transfer to want to see how are you involved, are you giving back to your community? It also helps with networking.”