Shop ‘N Sip event supports refugee women

This week, during Community Give Back Night on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 6-8 p.m., 20% of sales at Hazel Daze Boutique, 86 Post Road in Fairfield will be donated to Our Woven Community, a program at Burroughs Community Center in Bridgeport which provides opportunities for refugee women to become more economically self-sufficient and integrated into the community.

Every Our Woven Community item is handmade by a refugee woman now living in greater Bridgeport. Each item is made from donated materials and fabrics from the local community and fabric and materials from Africa. The products these women create and sell symbolize the importance of weaving lives, cultures, and communities together and provides the artists with opportunity for creativity, community integration, and economic growth.

Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) recently met with participants of Our Woven Community, “OWC is empowerment, and that’s what America is all about,” Hwang said. “I enjoyed meeting the women who are participating in the program. The tangible skills they are developing adds value to our communities while generating supplemental income for the participant.”

Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) recently met with participants of Our Woven Community.

Sen. Tony Hwang (R-28) recently met with participants of Our Woven Community.

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