Saturday, December 14th 11am-4pm
Feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is not easily attainable
So Me is partnering with World of Mae and SSeko designs for a Day of Wishing! Fill out your holiday wishlist and make an impact by shopping for a cause. We’ll make sure your loved ones know exactly what you’re wishing for this holiday season. Join us for snacks, mimosas, sharing laughs, giving back, making wishes, buying meaningful gifts, and supporting women. All are welcome, including kids! Children are welcome to play in our supervised children’s area and make crafts. Come and help us make others’ wishes come true and make some wishes of your own too!
World of Mae supports Ada Mae, a remarkable young girl who was born with a rare genetic disorder. So Me offers a collection of goods made by talented makers from our region and beyond. SSeko Designs is a global fashion brand whose mission is to create lasting change for women globally by providing dignified employment and university scholarship opportunities for women in East Africa. Read on to learn about how together we’re making an impact in our local community and in the world with our Day of Wishing!
3 Women, 3 Causes, 3 Wishes
World of Mae: Celebrating Ada’s spirit of hope & courage
World of Mae (WOM) supports Ada Mae Grashow, an Indiana Township girl living with Phelan-McDermid Syndrome(PMS). PMS causes complex lifelong debilitating disabilities, yet Ada’s spirit is full of hope and courage. WOM allows us to construct vital supports needed for Ada to thrive within a respectful community. In April of 2018 WOM created an inclusive high quality yet low cost mini early learning center. Current WOM funds are being raised to create an in home therapeutic water facility specifically designed for Ada’s very unique medical fragility. In Spring of 2019 Ada lost access to consistent water therapy. Consequently many aspects of her health & quality of life have deteriorated considerably. An in home therapy pool would provide daily access to gentle exercise her body needs to maintain functionality & live the full dignified life ALL children deserve.
We are so grateful to partner with local businesses who share our dedication to empowering the community around us. The beauty of the aesthetics they produce and share match the beauty of their hearts and commitment to rising above, together. Ada Mae was born with such complex medical fragility and it is because of community leaders like Amy and Althea that she will live a full, dignified life, just as every child deserves.-Katie, World of Mae
So Me: Championing local artists since 2009
So Me Artisan Wares and Jeweler’s Studio, serves the greater Pittsburgh area with fine, handmade gifts, home decor and custom jewelry design, repair and sizing. So Me is proud to support vendors that are donating part of their profits to charity by offering a collection of artisan wares benefiting good causes.
My vision started with having so many talented friends who would create amazing multimedia pieces and then sit on them; what seemed to be lacking in the area was an outlet for their work to be seen. Now I get to experience daily the imagination and talent of these artists in my very own store! It inspires me daily to have original works of art in all medias making up my surroundings. The variety is always changing and I am always looking for new talent and ways to support the local community.-Amy, So Me
SSeko Designs: Providing dignified employment for women of East Africa
SSeko Designs is a global fashion brand whose mission is to create lasting change for women globally by providing dignified employment and university scholarship opportunities for women in East Africa. Sseko began as a way to generate income for high potential, talented young women in Uganda to continue on to university and is continuing to grow its impact with artisans around the world too!
This holiday season consider giving gifts that are not only gorgeous and crafted with love but that create impact. A portion of all purchases will help support the needs of Miss Aida Mae. Shop with purpose this holiday season and get to know the stories and the makers of the gifts and treat yourself items you will cherish for years to come-Althea, SSeko
Want to learn more about how we’re making an impact? Follow the links above for additional information.