ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – TenderLove Community Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower homeless, near-homeless and low-income women for a better future.
Center founders say they’ve developed a 12-month curriculum to teach women trades and skills they can use, and they have their first class graduation this month.
The program has been around for about a year. Founders went to shelters and parks to invite women to join the program.
Every week, the women have learned how to make various items such as aprons and pin cushions, and eventually, blouses, skirts and jackets. They even had to make their own graduation gowns in order to graduate.
Some items were sold to raise money for the program, and organizers say they are always in need of donations.
TenderLove’s first graduation ceremony will take place Saturday.
For more information, visit the center’s website.