Costume Make-a-thon

Last week, Beit Issie Shapiro hosted a costume make-a-thon.  The hall was a bustle of creativity and joy. 30 children and youth with disabilities that use mobility devices, and their families, came and worked together with student volunteers from the design department of the Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) to turn their wheelchairs or walkers into beautiful accessories for their Purim costumes.

The idea came from the children and their parents who have said in the past that the wheelchair or walker often hides the child’s costume. Through the students’ creative work, the device became an improvement to the costume, something to make it more original. A wheelchair became Cinderella’s carriage and a walker turned into Pocahontas’ horse.

This is the second year that we are hosting this successful event together with HIT and we hope it is a tradition for years to come! We would like to thank T-Center Ra’anana, Dani from Perfect Trade, “The Social Cookie”, Roee from Pizza Pizazz Ra’anana, Yoav Shani and Alex from Awesome Tel Aviv, Little Michal, Lautman Creative Supplies, Hop!, volunteers from the synagogue “Ohel Ari”, and the Gitler Family for their contributions to this incredible event.

Working hard!

Working hard!

Which color should my carriage be?

Which color should my carriage be?

The walker is inside the tank

The walker is inside the tank

Pocahontas’ horse

Pocahontas’ horse

Riding a Harley!

Riding a Harley!

Beit Issie Shapiro staff working hard

Beit Issie Shapiro staff working hard

Meeting celebrities!

Meeting celebrities!

Princess m&m

Princess m&m

Just Married!

Just Married!

D.J.

D.J.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Soldier

Soldier

Up! Up! And Away! in a hot air balloon

Up! Up! And Away! in a hot air balloon

Mermaid

Mermaid

Mousetrap

Mousetrap

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