DesignLabGive is making masks to help our community during the COVID-19 pandemic
Our volunteers (kids, teens, adults) are doing their part to "flatten the curve" and address the urgent need for more PPE that doesn't take assets away from our brave health care professionals and first responders.
Behind the mask!
Please click here to donate and join us in the effort to keep our community and families safe!
Your generous donations help us deliver masks to the healthcare community plus groups that work with women, children, and others in need.
DesignLab Give was born in 2017, when Angie Cohen, the founder of DesignLab Miami* shared her vision with a few of her adult students: “My dream is to GIVE these classes to the women who need it and don’t have access to them. Sharing her vision, Paula Villamizar, one of her students at the time, took the dream to another level by creating a non-profit organization. Soon enough, other team members joined. This group of culturally diverse women realized that other women both regionally and globally have neglected potential by living in socially challenging situations that don’t come by choice.
Our team carefully crafts the learning programs with a focus on a dedicated one-on-one approach, providing equipment for creating, executing, and ultimately channeling their unique products on the market. With this learned skill, their communities and families will benefit.
Our aim is simple, to change the cycle of poverty, through creativity for as many women as possible, one person at a time.
* Since 2010, Designlab Miami has been offering classes to young and adults, to schools and individuals, and assisting numerous fashion projects.
The golden thread of the organization’s efforts is sparking creativity.
DLG is teaching and working with global-thinking students and designers in Miami who volunteer their time, energy and creative skills to local and international sewing projects designed by DLG to benefit vulnerable, needy, worthy girls and women.
DLG beneficiaries, through learned sewing skills and provided resources, realize a means to support themselves in ever-changing, challenging, economic circumstances while exploring their full creative potential. With such learned skills, women, families, communities at-large all benefit.