Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas is Coming!

Here are some of the products offered through the Opportunity Center's sewing center. Each one is a unique creation and no two are exactly alike. They are available at several locations throughout the St. Louis area. See our web site for dealer locations.

These products and many others from our Opportunity Center will be on display and available for purchase at the Missouri Botanical Gardens on November 13 + 14 during their Green Weekend. Come by and see the selection upstairs in the main entry to the Gardens.

Coffee Bag Products

Totes and Messenger Bags and Coffee Bag Christmas Stockings

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Training Classes Begin!

The Opportunity Center began training classes this month. Our staff and volunteers are training people from the Hyde Park area in wood working, jewelry and sewing. Some of the class members are trying to learn a craft that will allow them to earn some extra income. Three class members so far have decided to develop a business plan and attempt to turn their new skills into a small business.

The Opportunity Center also acts as a small business incubator where these new skills, products and ideas can be cultivated and grown into businesses that will provide jobs for the area residents.

If you would like to support this work you can donate online at We are also in need of fabric for the sewing center, sewing machines (any age working or not), jewlery making materials, and a variety of woodworking tools and equipment. We can arrange for pick up of your donations in the St. Louis metro area.