Backbone's Wednesday May 17th Volunteer Drop-in & Kite Building Workshop 10am - 8pm

unnamed-12.jpgLend your time and talents for positive change!

Every Wednesday, we welcome you to drop-in to our Vashon headquarters to help with a variety of volunteer opportunities. 

This week (the 17th) we're expanding our drop-in hours for a special Kite Building workshop in the morning from 10 - 1pm. The Immigration / Refugee Workgroup on Vashon will be prepping kites with messages of hope and solidarity for the families caught up in our country's hurtful immigration system.

Kathy Goodwind, the Kite Queen will help facilitate the Kite Building portion of the day. Kathy is a professional Kite designer and builder for over thirty years. She organized the first Fort Worden Kitemakers Conference early in the 80's. It still is Running. The Conference brings in teachers from all over the world to teach their techniques. Kathy opened her business in 1976. Then it was called Suspended Elevations. Later changed to Gasworks Park Kite Shop when I moved to that area. Kathy's taught kite making all over the world.

The Immigration / Refugee Workgroup is asking folks who want to make their own kite bring $20 for the purchase of a “Kite Kit.” You'll be able to construct your own kite as well as ways to make other big and beautiful kites.

No Skills Necessary - Just your willingness to help out!

If you do have particular skills and an idea when you can pop-in feel free to give us a heads-up by emailing [email protected], calling 206-408-8058 or texting Eric at 805-776-3882.

Supplies / food items you can bring:

  • FOR KITE BUILDING - felt tip pen's, acrylic paint, brushes, white Tyvek.
  • Headlamps for improved visibility. (Bring an extra to share if you have one). 
  • Eyeglasses or magnifying glasses if it improves your eyesight.
  • Dress for a slight mess, and a jacket (if you're working in the warehouse the space can be a bit cool), the office is toasty.
  • Non-GMO snacks or beverages to share.
  • Extra brown paper shopping bags.
  • Clean plastic screw-top containers (we love Talenti gelato containers).
Thanks for being part of the team!
  • May 17, 2017 at 10:00am – 8pm
  • Backbone's Vashon Office Suite 205 at the Sheffield Building
    18850 103rd Ave SW
    Vashon, WA 98070
    United States
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  • Eric Ross


Will you come?