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The DeLarge SendOff by Distant Drummerrr Design

Join me on my journey to enhance my capacity to serve my community by curating immersive environments to elevate necessary Black narratives.

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Campaign Ends on September 26, 2022

Project Description

MISSION:

Hello Loves, my name is Alicia DeLarge and I am Production Designer based in the city of Philadelphia, PA. My mission is to serve my community through the curation of immersive and engaging environments in order to share and elevate necessary Black narratives through the art of physical storytelling. 

I aspire to pioneer alternative curatorial practices that will create room on elevated platforms, digitally and tangibly, to allow the stories of marginalized populations to take up the space they deserve.

My goal is to serve my community as a whole but specifically Black men, women, and students; creating access through art with my gift of design. 

 

WHAT IS THE DELARGE SENDOFF?

The DeLarge SendOff is a celebration of God giving me the opportunity to take this leap of faith to pursue new possibilities for my son I; as well as to further my education in order to serve my global community in a greater capacity with my gift of design.

I am so grateful to be a part of such a vibrant and supportive community in Philadelphia. This community has poured into me, loved me, and elevated me over the years and has allowed me to do the same for them. In order to pursue my goals, I need the love, care, and support of my global community yet again to raise money for me to attend the University of London.

 

WHAT AM I ASKING FOR?

I am aiming to raise $50, 000 in order to cover the cost for my tuition, room, and board for my one-year intensive program at SOAS University of London.

I am inviting all of you to financially support me on my journey to attend the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies to pursue a Masters degree in Curating Cultures. This one year intensive program will allow me to learn the art of museum curation in a prestigious setting.

Along with allowing me the opportunity to raise my son, Caleb DeLarge, overseas and expose my him to a different experience as an African American male. To show him that there is more for him outside of what America tells him is for him. I have prayed for this opportunity and have worked towards this moment all of my career. I am so grateful to be surrounded by all of you as I embark on this new chapter of my life.

 

FUNDRAISER EVENT 6.25.2022 6pm-11pm

Please join me for my official Fundraiser Event:

The DELARGE SENDOFF MUSIC FESTIVAL & NIGHT MARKET

Date: June 25, 2022

Time: 6pm-11pm

Location: Pentridge Station 5116 Pentridge street Philadelphia, PA 19143

 

REWARDS!!!!!!!!

Thank you in advance for your support, please enjoy our featured Rewards Participants. Each and every brand was handpicked by yours truly to allow my donors and funders to take home a little piece of me. These are all brands that have created quality pieces that have adorned my body or home during my time living in Philadelphia. These are also brands that I have collaborated with and pulled from while designing and creating. Not only do they produce one of a kind pieces, each piece holds its own narrative.  

Please be sure to choose a reward upon donating!!

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH MY LOVES!!!!!

Thank you for allowing me to continue to share and elevate necessary Black narratives through the art of physical storytelling!!!

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Is there an expiration date to redeem rewards? 

   No each funder will be able to redeem rewards at any time.

2. Are there other ways to donate to the DeLarge SendOff?

   Yes, please contact me directly to find out how at alicia.g.delarge@gmail.com

3. How long will I be able to donate to The DeLarge SendOff?

    The IFundWomen Campaign will be open until my first day of school, September 26, 2022, but you            will be able to continue to donate via CASHAPP $AliciaDeLarge or VENMO @adelarge.

 

Thank you so much for all of your love and support!!!!!!

   

 

 

 

KARF
06/26/2022
Monetary Contribution
$125
Marin
06/23/2022
The Joy Toy
$30
rosco
06/22/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Burnette Vidal
06/22/2022
Monetary Contribution
$500
Gabriel Spiller
06/22/2022
Monetary Contribution
$250
Imani Shanklin Roberts
06/22/2022
Monetary Contribution
$250
Tara
06/22/2022
Zayshea Body Butter
$25
Ruch de Silva
06/21/2022
Monetary Contribution
$200
anupama kalaivanan
06/20/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Sarah Culbertson
06/19/2022
Monetary Contribution
$25
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for all of your support with aiding me in transitioning to London, UK!

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The Renewal Company: Soothing Bundle

The Renewal Company is a black-owned business created by two girlfriends driven to share holistic healing and wellness with the world. 

Our aim is to provide you with products and services that nourish your mind, body and soul naturally and holistically. We are passionate about providing alternative forms of healing outside the status quo of Western medicine. 

We strive to make The Renewal Company an integrated mind, body, and soul experience. Our goal is to build a wellness community of individuals and other black-owned wellness brands that share the same passion of renewing mind, body, and soul. 

Soothing Bundle + Restoring Spot Treatment details below:

Soothing Body Butter: Naturally Scented with Lavender and Sandalwood (ingredients: unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, sandalwood essential oils)

Soothing Head to Toe Oil: Naturally Scented with Lavender and Sandalwood (ingredients: jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil, sandalwood essential oils)

Restoring Spot Treatment: Naturally Scented with Lavender (ingredients: vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, lavender essential oil)

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25.00 USD
The Joy Toy

Betsu Studio sits at the intersection of vintage home goods and modern design. We aim to share pieces that feel timeless, nostalgic, unique, and familiar all at once. Design that can fit in or stand out. We try not to be tied to a particular style or swayed too much by trends, but you'll still find plenty of highly sought-after pieces in our inventory... because we like checkers and Murano too.

The Joy Toy

A novelty item about despair, and an aid to finding your way out of it. Made from gold colored metal with black lettering and red enamel.

 

 

 

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500.00 USD
"Mini Portal Mirror" in Sky

Betsu Studio sits at the intersection of vintage home goods and modern design. We aim to share pieces that feel timeless, nostalgic, unique, and familiar all at once. Design that can fit in or stand out. We try not to be tied to a particular style or swayed too much by trends, but you'll still find plenty of highly sought-after pieces in our inventory... because we like checkers and Murano too.

The "Mini Portal Mirror" in Sky

 A miniature version made from scraps of our full-length Portal Mirror; this Mini Portal in Sky is hand crafted with love in Philadelphia. HDF with catalyzed urethane finish, comes ready to hang!

- 31.5” h, 20.5” w, 2.5” d
- HDF with catalyzed urethane finish
- Condition: New 

1 Supporter
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550.00 USD
Paulo Redeem: Custom Garment

Inspired by freedom, young people, and design justice, at Paulo Redeem we call upon values of patience, equity, and redemption to reimagine a luxury grounded in personalized sustainability. Transforming & redesigning materials (from clothing to backpacks to curtains and beyond) received from clients is aligned with our belief that the most sustainable garment is the one already in your wardrobe. We are circular, with a focus on creating valuable services instead of short-term products.

Paulo Redeem Custom Garment Process:

For custom garments, I can offer 3 designs based on available patterns. The customer is responsible for providing the garments for custom designs as I don’t source garments, rather using what becomes available to me via donations. They’ll provide the most sustainable garments, ones they already own, to create a custom Paulo Redeem piece. Under the designs, I’ve indicated what they’ll need to provide.

Seis Sleeve Top

  • 2 t-shirts, 1 sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt
  • Description: The Seis Sleeve Top is an original Paulo Redeem design created with the intention of layering with no more than one garment. The top is adjustable with multiple options for styling. The wearer may use one of 3 pairs of sleeves, and while wearing the short sleeves manipulate the long sleeves, and there are two options for the neck. Perfect for day to night when you want to switch from short sleeves to long. 

Flounce Frock

  • 2 t-shirts, 1 long-sleeved shirt, 2 pairs of pants
  • Description: The original Flounce Frock, worn by Rico Nasty on the cover of Uproxxx Magazine, features pockets for your small things and a loose, flowy fit that works across multiple sizes. 

Nomad Scarf: Alternate version

  • Can provide various textiles for this, I advise at least 10 garments to make a scarf of the size pictured, but if they provide less, I can simply make a smaller scarf. 
  • Description: The Nomad Scarf, born in Collection 002, was designed to display the functional possibilities of creating a wearable garment with zero waste scraps. Inspired by Maasi and the Gaddi people, two nomadic communities that still exist today, the Nomad Scarf was designed with wanderers in mind. It is an expansively large patchwork scarf that can be used as a blanket jacket, hood, top, and beyond.

Each Paulo Redeem design is customized from redeemed (upcycled) materials. Pre-loved items from our wardrobe plus donations from family and friends comprise the elements & design inspiration for our collections, produced only once a large capsule of materials has amassed. Maximized embellishment, functionally surprising, and exaggerated structure influence the design process for each singular garment.

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Generate Abundance: (2) Therapy Sessions

The road to healing is a road that we all take at some point in our lives; the key is to travel with those who enhance the experience, aid in the traversing, and help in the direction we should go. As an individual, couple and family therapist, I work with you and those with whom you are journeying from a systemic perspective, taking into consideration the rich contexts which shape your life, love, and endeavors.

It is my passion to help heal families. I believe that our family shapes our core; it is the foundation on which we build the structure of our lives. Therefore, our work will include exploring the important role that family has played in developing the many foundational beliefs, interactional styles, signature themes, and attractions that are so important to contributing to your quality of life.

Ask yourself, how have your familial experiences shaped your outlook on life?

In session we will explore this and many other core questions.

I look forward to meeting you!

Tyrice McCoy

1 Supporter
None available
125.00 USD
Sound Meditation + Yoga with Sudan

Spirits Up! is an organization that offers tools for personal liberation and healing through yoga, meditation, the arts, and innovative activity to support the continued work towards collective Black liberation. Spirits Up! provides safe spaces for people consistently on the frontlines for Black lives and those long suffering from systemic racial traumas.

Please enjoy a 45 min meditation session with Sudan Green, session includes a meditation along with gentle movement. 

This session will change your life, seriously!

Dates to redeem this reward are flexible.

 

 

 

0 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Zayshea Body Butter

Zayshea is a unique blend of organic shea butter and skin enhancing essential oils that promote overall skin health. The smooth whipped Shea butter deeply penetrate the skin to improve texture, diminish the appearance of scars as it soothes, heals, and pampers the skin.

The anti-inflammatory and fatty acids contained in the natural shea butter used in Zayshea provides direct nutrients to the skin such as vitamin A and E.

Additional ingredients found in Zayshea are coconut oil, grapeseed oil, aloe Vera gel, and refreshing essential oils such as lemon, lavender, and vanilla grapefruit. 

3 Grapefruit Shea Butter

3 Peppermint Shea Butter

$25/each

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you for all of your support with aiding me in transitioning to London, UK!

27 Supporters
Select this reward
75.00 USD
The Renewal Company: Soothing Bundle

The Renewal Company is a black-owned business created by two girlfriends driven to share holistic healing and wellness with the world. 

Our aim is to provide you with products and services that nourish your mind, body and soul naturally and holistically. We are passionate about providing alternative forms of healing outside the status quo of Western medicine. 

We strive to make The Renewal Company an integrated mind, body, and soul experience. Our goal is to build a wellness community of individuals and other black-owned wellness brands that share the same passion of renewing mind, body, and soul. 

Soothing Bundle + Restoring Spot Treatment details below:

Soothing Body Butter: Naturally Scented with Lavender and Sandalwood (ingredients: unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, sandalwood essential oils)

Soothing Head to Toe Oil: Naturally Scented with Lavender and Sandalwood (ingredients: jojoba oil, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, vitamin E oil, lavender essential oil, sandalwood essential oils)

Restoring Spot Treatment: Naturally Scented with Lavender (ingredients: vitamin E oil, tea tree oil, lavender essential oil)

1 Supporter
None available
25.00 USD
The Joy Toy

Betsu Studio sits at the intersection of vintage home goods and modern design. We aim to share pieces that feel timeless, nostalgic, unique, and familiar all at once. Design that can fit in or stand out. We try not to be tied to a particular style or swayed too much by trends, but you'll still find plenty of highly sought-after pieces in our inventory... because we like checkers and Murano too.

The Joy Toy

A novelty item about despair, and an aid to finding your way out of it. Made from gold colored metal with black lettering and red enamel.

 

 

 

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
"Mini Portal Mirror" in Sky

Betsu Studio sits at the intersection of vintage home goods and modern design. We aim to share pieces that feel timeless, nostalgic, unique, and familiar all at once. Design that can fit in or stand out. We try not to be tied to a particular style or swayed too much by trends, but you'll still find plenty of highly sought-after pieces in our inventory... because we like checkers and Murano too.

The "Mini Portal Mirror" in Sky

 A miniature version made from scraps of our full-length Portal Mirror; this Mini Portal in Sky is hand crafted with love in Philadelphia. HDF with catalyzed urethane finish, comes ready to hang!

- 31.5” h, 20.5” w, 2.5” d
- HDF with catalyzed urethane finish
- Condition: New 

1 Supporter
None available
550.00 USD
Paulo Redeem: Custom Garment

Inspired by freedom, young people, and design justice, at Paulo Redeem we call upon values of patience, equity, and redemption to reimagine a luxury grounded in personalized sustainability. Transforming & redesigning materials (from clothing to backpacks to curtains and beyond) received from clients is aligned with our belief that the most sustainable garment is the one already in your wardrobe. We are circular, with a focus on creating valuable services instead of short-term products.

Paulo Redeem Custom Garment Process:

For custom garments, I can offer 3 designs based on available patterns. The customer is responsible for providing the garments for custom designs as I don’t source garments, rather using what becomes available to me via donations. They’ll provide the most sustainable garments, ones they already own, to create a custom Paulo Redeem piece. Under the designs, I’ve indicated what they’ll need to provide.

Seis Sleeve Top

  • 2 t-shirts, 1 sweatshirt or long-sleeved shirt
  • Description: The Seis Sleeve Top is an original Paulo Redeem design created with the intention of layering with no more than one garment. The top is adjustable with multiple options for styling. The wearer may use one of 3 pairs of sleeves, and while wearing the short sleeves manipulate the long sleeves, and there are two options for the neck. Perfect for day to night when you want to switch from short sleeves to long. 

Flounce Frock

  • 2 t-shirts, 1 long-sleeved shirt, 2 pairs of pants
  • Description: The original Flounce Frock, worn by Rico Nasty on the cover of Uproxxx Magazine, features pockets for your small things and a loose, flowy fit that works across multiple sizes. 

Nomad Scarf: Alternate version

  • Can provide various textiles for this, I advise at least 10 garments to make a scarf of the size pictured, but if they provide less, I can simply make a smaller scarf. 
  • Description: The Nomad Scarf, born in Collection 002, was designed to display the functional possibilities of creating a wearable garment with zero waste scraps. Inspired by Maasi and the Gaddi people, two nomadic communities that still exist today, the Nomad Scarf was designed with wanderers in mind. It is an expansively large patchwork scarf that can be used as a blanket jacket, hood, top, and beyond.

Each Paulo Redeem design is customized from redeemed (upcycled) materials. Pre-loved items from our wardrobe plus donations from family and friends comprise the elements & design inspiration for our collections, produced only once a large capsule of materials has amassed. Maximized embellishment, functionally surprising, and exaggerated structure influence the design process for each singular garment.

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Generate Abundance: (2) Therapy Sessions

The road to healing is a road that we all take at some point in our lives; the key is to travel with those who enhance the experience, aid in the traversing, and help in the direction we should go. As an individual, couple and family therapist, I work with you and those with whom you are journeying from a systemic perspective, taking into consideration the rich contexts which shape your life, love, and endeavors.

It is my passion to help heal families. I believe that our family shapes our core; it is the foundation on which we build the structure of our lives. Therefore, our work will include exploring the important role that family has played in developing the many foundational beliefs, interactional styles, signature themes, and attractions that are so important to contributing to your quality of life.

Ask yourself, how have your familial experiences shaped your outlook on life?

In session we will explore this and many other core questions.

I look forward to meeting you!

Tyrice McCoy

1 Supporter
None available
125.00 USD
Sound Meditation + Yoga with Sudan

Spirits Up! is an organization that offers tools for personal liberation and healing through yoga, meditation, the arts, and innovative activity to support the continued work towards collective Black liberation. Spirits Up! provides safe spaces for people consistently on the frontlines for Black lives and those long suffering from systemic racial traumas.

Please enjoy a 45 min meditation session with Sudan Green, session includes a meditation along with gentle movement. 

This session will change your life, seriously!

Dates to redeem this reward are flexible.

 

 

 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Zayshea Body Butter

Zayshea is a unique blend of organic shea butter and skin enhancing essential oils that promote overall skin health. The smooth whipped Shea butter deeply penetrate the skin to improve texture, diminish the appearance of scars as it soothes, heals, and pampers the skin.

The anti-inflammatory and fatty acids contained in the natural shea butter used in Zayshea provides direct nutrients to the skin such as vitamin A and E.

Additional ingredients found in Zayshea are coconut oil, grapeseed oil, aloe Vera gel, and refreshing essential oils such as lemon, lavender, and vanilla grapefruit. 

3 Grapefruit Shea Butter

3 Peppermint Shea Butter

$25/each

1 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward