Friday, February 11, 2011

inspiring local: Olivia Chaffee

If your a Bostonian and happened to pick up a Stuff Magazine this week, be sure to read the article entitled Heart and Sole (or just do it here).  My coworker told me her roommate was featured and it's a great inspiring story.  It features Olivia Chaffee, an art teacher in Dorcester who started a program where kids design sneakers.  Her project, Walkin' the Tightrope, was a way for kids in this harsh neighborhood to do some thinking and channel creativity, using donated blank Converse sneakers as their canvas.  Finished designs will go on display at the Good Life March 5th from 4-8pm for a fundraiser - consider going if you're in town!

It never ceases to amaze me how a little creativity and kindness can cook together into something truly inspiring.

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