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Woobie Wear, Inc. is proud to be a strong supporter of our community, including business partnerships with local nonprofit agencies and donations to charitable organizations and healthcare foundations since our founding in 2006.

Through , a central nonprofit agency working to create employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities through the Federal AbilityOne program, we have found a way to help develop human potential through our unique approach to supplier diversity.

We currently work with St. Coletta's of Illinois Foundation, www.stcolettail.org, for the production of several of our product lines, helping to support their mission of providing choices and opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities.

 

Woobie Wear has also partnered with several other local nonprofit agencies which work to create employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities.

In addition to supporting these exceptional organizations, Woobie Wear proudly sponsors and donates to several charitable and healthcare foundations, including:

  • Victory Reins, www.victoryreins.org a therapeutic horse riding center for people with disabilities located in Peotone, Ilinois.
  • Edwards Hospital Heart Foundation, Edwards Hospital, Naperville, Illinois.
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute's 2008 Pan-Mass Challenge, www.rideforthem.com.  The PMC supports the innovative work of doctors, nurses, and scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their search for cures for cancers and related diseases.
  • Gigi's Playhouse, www.gigisplayhouse.org, a Down Syndrome awareness center.  They offer activities, resources, educational programs and support for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community.  Woobie Wear provided all the hair accessories for a fund-raising fashion show in November 2009.
  • Hope Children's Hospital in Oaklawn, Ilinois.
  • Children's Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Shizuoka Children's Hospital
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois.
  • Spina Bifida Association of Houston.
  • Beautiful Miracles Pageant ~ Pageants with a Purpose, located in Houston, Texas.

To learn more about the organizations which help to create employment for people with disabilities while providing products and services to businesses and State and Federal agencies, please visit:

www.NISH.org
www.AbilityOne.gov

Sincerely,

Lisa Blackman, Owner/Designer, Woobie Wear, Inc.

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 WOOBIE WEAR…..A Fashion Statement with Heart

 

Woobie Wear, the cute meets couture hair accessory brand, is more than just another pretty face in the fashion industry. They're a company on a mission to provide ill children with beauty, those with disabilities with rewarding jobs, and worthy charities with extra support.

In 2004, founder and designer Lisa Blackman, found her inspiration in the birth of her baby girl affectionately nicknamed "Woobie," and by 2006 had launched the company.  Their product line includes adorable headbands, hats, and vibrantly colored flower clips for babies, toddlers, and tweens, with even a mother-daughter line.  Their signature Woobie Wear hats are crocheted by hand from their exclusive, one-of-a-kind pattern, with each sequin and ribbon added piece by piece. Each of their gorgeous flower is attached to a clip that makes them a versatile way to mix and match with any hat or headband. Recently, Woobie Wear also added a full line of versatile Magnetic Strands that can be worn as a necklace, bracelet, anklet or headband, feather clip-in hair extensions, fedoras for boys and girls, winter head wraps and over-the-knee socks.

Woobie Wear strives to bring a little fun and beauty to kids that are struggling to overcome huge obstacles and terrible diseases.  Every product they donate is a work of art that lights up a child's face the second the wrapping paper comes off.  While their products are becoming a smiling staple in local hospitals, they recently were able to spread the love overseas by donating hats to Shizuoka Children's Hospital in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2012, under the Woobie Wear, Inc. brand, an exclusive special occasion, wedding and prom line of sophisticated flower clips will be premiering for pre-teen through adults.

The trip from design to reality is an interesting one at Woobie Wear, as part of their product line is produced and packaged in partnership with St. Coletta's of Illinois Foundation.  This organization provides support and funding for special needs individuals so they can take an active part in their communities.  Woobie Wear is proud to provide the foundation with a number of fulfilling jobs that have in turn helped the company blossom.

By combining her passion for fashion, with the spirit of giving, Lisa and Woobie Wear have been able to enrich their community and donate proceeds to several charities that help families fighting pediatric cancer.  Any time a customer or friend has a child battling cancer; Woobie Wear will go the distance to lend support and donations to their cause.  In addition, Woobie Wear raises money for their bi-annual charity event at Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and has partnered up with Supermodels Unlimited Magazine (www.supermodelsunlimited.com) to bring in funds year round.

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