TableArt was very proud to partner with URBN Outfitters Inc. and Talula’s Table
to provide flowers for the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia‘s
“Campaign for 10,000 Children” benefit dinner held at URBN Outfitters Inc.
Saturday, September 24 2011.
The incredible “Farm to Table” evening
raised over $1 million in funds for the “Campaign for 10,000 Children”.
For many families, the local farmer’s market
has become the preferred choice over the mass grocery stores.
In honor of the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia‘s
“Campaign for 10,000 Children”,
the evening celebrated the “Farm to Table” movement with all the details.
Guests entered URBN‘s 543 Building to a visual field of fantastic pumpkins
decorated by children from local schools.
Later in the evening, the pumpkins were auctioned off to guests by Mayor Nutter.
The CSF Children took a field trip the The Hayne’s farm, Doe Run.
The children were then asked to draw images from their experience at the farm.
URBN employees then translated the kid’s artwork into an original piece. Interpretations ranged from textiles, china to paintings. The artwork was exhibited alongside the child’s drawing and then auctioned off to support the Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.
A hang tag for each item explained the URBN employees’ connection
and inspiration to each of the drawings.
As shown above, a drawing of farm animals created by a student was interpreted
by an URBN employee into this cozy set of hand sewn cable stitched farm animals.
Love this Rooster!
I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t get back to the auction table before bidding closed,
but very happy that all proceeds from the auction went directly to the
Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia.
The fabulous wood tables were built by URBN.
The tables railroaded together to create a family style dining environment for 300 guests.
In support of the “Farm to Table” theme, TableArt worked with various local farmers
to gather flowers for the evening.
Over 500 arrangements designed in mason jars
were staged prior to being placed on guest tables.
Cockscomb and dahlia in a spectrum of fall colors all played beautifully together.
Simple arrangements of thistle, sedum and gumphrena
looked gorgeous placed on the URBN cocktail tables.
There is an emerging culture of “locavore’s” that are making an effort to eat only foods grown or harvested within a 100 mile radius of where they live.
CSFPhiladelphia is a wonderful organization that currently supports 3,000 low income children with K-8th grade, four year scholarships to attend quality, low tuition schools. There are more than 200 community based schools that participate in the program. One hundred percent of every dollar donated goes directly to scholarships and the CSF National organization matches all gifts with thirty-three cents. Talented young boys and girls enjoy educational opportunities that they otherwise could not afford. For the students and their families these scholarships are truly transformational.
TableArt has been proud supporter of CSFPhiladelphia for 10 years.
We congratulate the spectacular success to the launch of the
“Campaign for 10,000 Children” .
Posted Under: InspirationsTags: Aimee Oxley, Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia, Farm to table flowers, URBN