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Trunkshow to benefit Magical Bridge Playground, December 7, 2012, featuring ses petites mains
ses petites mains will be one of the acclaimed Bay Area designers to take part in the benefit trunkshow for The Magical Bridge Playground, hosted by Jill Asher, of Palo Alto, Friday December 7, 2012 from 8:30am-1:30pm.
Jill Asher of Palo Alto will host the multi-designer event at her home, 775 Hamilton Avenue, at the corner of Hamilton and Guinda. Shop ses petites mains, girls clothing for sizes 12mo - 16years, featuring everyday & special occasion pieces. ses petites mains, is happily made in San Francisco.
Also, available for sale will be Wati Designs--pretty and practical dresses for girls.; Shawn Burke Ltd--ultra cool cult clutches and make-up bags; Green with a Twist - eco-friendly totes and stationery; Linda Jay Designs--handmade jewelry, from chunky to delicate and bold to playful; Angela Gonzalez--accessories and jewelry imported from Colombia; and Marion Querenet--home ware and gifts from Provence; and Lissoos--funky retro style graphic tees for boys.
Regarding The Magical Bridge Playground --Olenka Villarreal is the Founding Board Member and President of Friends of the Magical Bridge Playground. After a fulfilling career in high tech for over 20 years, she has turned her focus to local community projects involving special education. Her passion for Magical Bridge comes from being a mom to both a twelve-year old and to a nine-year old with developmental challenges. Olenka oversees a volunteer Board for FMBP, which includes parents, individuals living with special needs, therapists and community leaders. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of Friends of Palo Alto Parks, Vice President of Life Services Alternatives Board, and Community Advocacy Committee (CAC) Board.
Olenka’s passion for the Magical Bridge began when she discovered her younger daughter, Ava, had developmental challenges. She learned that vestibular movement, such as swinging, would benefit Ava, but her limited upper body strength made holding the swing chains impossible. It wasn’t long before Olenka discovered Palo Alto could not provide the most basic aspects of play for her daughter. She wondered where all of the other “special” kids were playing. After extensive outreach and research, she was amazed to discover that despite Palo Alto’s good intentions, not one of its parks is truly accessible.
Olenka joined the Board of the Friends of the Palo Alto Parks in 2008 and decided to make a difference for a forgotten subset of the community. With the encouragement, generous guidance and land donation from the CIty of Palo Alto, a vision emerged. Together with original Mitchell Park landscape architects Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abey (RHAA), the Magical Bridge Playground has been designed to bring accessibility and inclusive play to a whole new level — a place where everyone can play.
For more information regarding the Magical Bridge Playground, visit http://www.magicalbridge.org.
Tickets are $5 at the door and 10% of sales will benefit the playground. Contact ses petites mains at 415.533.1695 for more details regarding the benefit sale.