Submitted by Mary Carver, P.H.Ec.
Bravo to Ottawa Home Economists who held the annual Pant-a-Thon event at Algonquin College on September 4-7, 2018. 536 pairs of culinary uniform trousers were hemmed (over four days) resulting in a donation to the Algonquin College Food Cupboard of $4,275.00.
The project is a Win-Win for all. Hospitality and culinary students arrive in the kitchen classroom with neater, cleaner and safer hemlines. Students who reach out to the food bank for support are helped too. Ottawa HEA members use their time and sewing skills to assist students to achieve a smart start.
The clever project designed by Home Economist, Linda Robbins attracts several Ottawa HEA volunteers who arrive with sewing machines, irons and ironing boards, pins and measuring equipment and set up shop in the foyer outside the School of Tourism and Hospitality, at Algonquin College.