Women Roar 24

DUE DATE TO ORDER KIT: AUG 1 Coordinated kick off: Aug 15

Welcome

We’re beyond thrilled to have you on board for WomenRoar24! Your DIY kit contains everything you need to create community and drive impact.

On behalf of the entire McHenry County NOW and Arts4Impact team, thank you for adding your voice to this epic public art activation. Humbled to walk alongside you in this movement.

In Solidarity,

Laura Welch | President IL NOW | NOW National Board of Directors

DIY GARLAND KIT

Your kit includes decorations, print collateral, and all the materials to create a fabric garland that stretches 40 yards – an entire city block.

Includes

  • 40 yards pre-notched fabric
  • 40 yards cording/elastic
  • 20 garland signs with zip ties
  • 1,000 2×3″ palm cards
  • 300 pre-strung manilla message tags
  • Butterfly lapel pins
  • 5 Iron-on Love appliqués
  • Welcome letter with instructions
Pink butterfly lapel pins and LOVE appliques

ENERGIZE VOLUNTEERS

Wear pink to make activations feel like a party! Your kit also includes pink butterfly lapel pins and iron-on LOVE appliqués, perfect to decorate capes or tee shirts.

To make, place sequin side up on fabric, cover with a napkin or pillowcase, press hot iron firmly with with steam. Let cool and bask in your awesomeness.

6 STEPS TO CREATE YOUR GARLAND

See the activity at Arts4Impact’s recent activation at Highland Park High School.

Tips & Tricks LEVERAGe YOUR NEW ASSET

Location. Location. Location.

Creating a fabric garland is a joyful activity that builds community and drives engagement. Set up activation where folks are open to having a creative experience. Farmers’ markets, art festivals, block parties are ideal.

Make It A Party

Music all day. We love Bluetooth boom boxes + mics. Wear pins and pink capes. Excitement is Contagious. Check out our Spotify playlist.

Empower Change Agents

Demo how to scan the QR and give folks stacks of palm cards to distribute to their networks. If you need more – and we hope you do! – our partner Consolidated Printing is super affordable with a standing order ready to go.

Shout About It

Snap a pic/video with a participant’s smartphone. Encourage posting with #WomenRoar24. IG/TikTok posts appear on our social wall below. Check out our Communications Toolkit for more.

Keep It Positive

We’re aiming to build a big, beautiful tent. No need to challenge haters. All light and love.

Voice Into Voices

You’re uplifting community voice, spreading joy, and empowering voters. Embrace the reality that you’re offering neighbors a valuable and welcome gift.

Add Your Magic

Customize with message tags, artwork, or however you like, just please stay in the handcrafted, pink theme. Be creative!

Find Friends + Allies + Partners

Who can you connect with to amplify the work? We’re building a nationwide movement and we need everyone!

#WomenRoar24

EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH THE POWER OF THE ARTS

Engage. Inspire. Drive Impact.

WomenRoar24 is made possible by a grant from the NOW Foundation and the support of generous people like you. Both Arts4Impact and the NOW Foundation do not support or oppose any candidates.