SEAMLESS POSSIBILITIES

In March 2013 88bikes launched our Seamless Possibilities dressmaking program in Cambodia. Seamless Possibilities leads groups of formerly-trafficked girls through a rigorous, week-long dressmaking curriculum where each girl designs, then sews a beautiful dress for herself, under the mentorship of Kim Ngo, an LA-based costume designer and 88bikes Director of Seamless Possibilities. For many of the girls who hope to become seamstresses or launch their own sewing businesses the workshop provides crucial hands-on skills building and mentoring. But for all the girls, it provides a healing, uplifting, invigorating platform to make something beautiful for themselves-and have a blast in the process! The week culminates with a vibrant soirée where each girl dresses up in her new dress. There's a photo booth, plenty of pizza, LED light strands hanging from the vine-covered trees, and a massive dance party with Cambodian pop music thundering out across the countryside!



What do dresses have to do with bikes?  Not much-and everything. We endow bikes because bikes are practical and useful, but most of all because they're fun. We launched Seamless Possibilities to provide another powerful, uplifting vehicle for Joy-Based PhilanthropyTM, which is our core, curated principle of elevating happiness to a human need.

You can donate directly to the Seamless Possibilities program by making a general donation of any amount or, in keeping with 88bikes one-to-one donation model, by donating $350.00, which is the full cost of one girl making one dress in a forthcoming workshop.




Just like with our one-to-one bike program, each donor will be asked to submit a photo of herself, to give to her sponsored girl. We'll take a picture of your sponsored girl holding your pic while modeling her new dress and send the pic back to you in your donor packet. In addition, each donor will also receive a scarf or other authentic, hand-sewn artifact made during the workshop by the recipient (we'll be in touch to see what hand-made item you'd like and let you know what's available based on cultural nuance).

In 2014 we'll launch at least 3 Seamless Possibilities workshops in Cambodia, the Philippines and Bosnia.

Roll Call of Dresses

Dress #001 Eric Mudd, Parker, Colorado
Dress #002 John Parrish, Granbury, TX
Dress #003 Richard Sherman, Los Angeles, CA
Dress #004 John Parrish, Granbury, TX
Dress #005 John Parrish, Granbury, TX
Dress #006 John Parrish, Granbury, TX
Dress #007 Charles Robertson, Rockland, DE
Dress #008 Doug Abel, Los Angeles, CA
Dress #009 Doug Abel, Los Angeles, CA
Dress #010 Doug Abel, Los Angeles, CA
Dress #011 Doug Abel, Los Angeles, CA
Dress #012 Doug Abel, Los Angeles, CA
Dress #013 Doug Abel, Los Angeles, CA
Dress #014 Maple Tree Fund, Brooklyn, NY
Dress #015 Katie Mudd, Parker, CO
Dress #016 Charles Robertson, Rockland, DE
Dress #017 Olivia and Elisabeth, Calgary, CANADA
Dress #018 Michael Svoboda, Frisco, TX
Dress #019 Michael Svoboda, Frisco, TX
Dress #020 Michael Svoboda, Frisco, TX
Dress #021 Michael Svoboda, Frisco, TX
Dress #022 Nikki Reynolds, Radford, VA
Dress #023 Richard Sherman, Los Angeles
Dress #024 Richard Sherman, Los Angeles
Dress #025 Bill Hunt, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
Dress #026 Stephen Fortunato, Princeton, NJ
Dress #027 Julie Green, Redding, CT
Dress #028 Julie Green, Redding, CT
Dress #029 Todd McClafferty, Lansdale, PA
Dress #030 Hallie Kline, Sammamish, WA
Dress #031 Hallie Kline, Sammamish, WA
Dress #032 Peter Manias, Sammamish, WA
Dress #033 Nikki Reynolds, Maryland
Dress #034 Eric Hass, Morrison, CO
Dress #035 Jill Porter, Sammamish WA
Dress #036 Lisa Yahr, NY
Dress #037 Todd Carton, Silver Spring, MD
Dress #038 Heather Dow, Houston, TX
Dress #039 Manuel Sanchez-Alvarez
Dress #040 Hallie Kline and Worth NY, Sammamish, Washington
Dress #041 Hallie Kline and Worth NY, Sammamish, Washington
Dress #042 Joe Green and Karen Hughes, Durango, CO
Dress #043 Seidman Family Foundation, Victoria, BC, CANADA
Dress #044 Evelyn MacLean, Bonar Bridge, SCOTLAND
Dress #045 Woodward Family, Sammamish, WA
Dress #046 David & Nancy Powell, Sammamish, WA
Dress #047 Leanne Ritter, Calgary, CANADA
Dress #048 Françoise Groot, CA
Dress #049 Françoise Groot, CA
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