Annette Hauswirth wrote -
About five years ago in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a casual after-work happy hour turned into a late night dance party ending at our favorite place on Church St. (you know the one). After one carefree evening in khaki, we realized the path to happiness is surrounding yourself with friends who love you no matter what you wear and encourage you be yourself. So we decided to let our friends in on this realization and invited them to wear the most khaki possible and repeat the dance party. Thus, the Khaki Krawl was born. At its roots, the Krawl is about being who you truly are and being confident in your own skin (and khakis).
Once again, we've decided to add a Kause to our Khaki Krawl! We are particularly excited about this year's charity partner as it embodies what we're all about. We're partnering with Girls Rock Detroit, whose mission is to foster girls’ creative expression, positive self-esteem, and community awareness through rock music education and performance.
We chatted with Melissa (a cofounder and fellow recent Michigan grad- Go Blue!) who let us know a little bit more about how it all works...
- They offer a week-long summer camp for girls and female-identifying youth ages 8 to 14. Through the course of the week, each camper receives instrument instruction, can form a band, and writes their own original songs.
- In addition to song-writing, the girls attend workshops about a variety of really important subjects taught by females (for example, feminism or how to respond in a constructive way to harassment).
- At the conclusion of the camp week, the bands perform their songs for their friends and family on the stage of a Detroit music venue.
Factoring in the instruments, instruction, and other expenses, it costs about $200 per camper. As a fairly new organization (founded in 2014) we have the opportunity to make a huge impact on their cause. Please consider giving what you can to send even more girls to camp in 2017 and spreading the khaki love.
Thank you in advance for your kind support and we'll see you at the Krawl!