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Capes 4 Kids Helps Hospitalized Children Feel Like Superheroes

Sometimes in Startupland it’s easy to get caught up in our own ventures. It’s not unusual to see offices and coworking spaces still buzzing on the weekends with programmers, community managers, and founders still plugging away at work. But its important to stop, look up from our screens, and see what else is happening in the greater community every once in a while.

Capes 4 Kids (C4K) creates and delivers superhero capes that make children in Dallas pediatric hospitals feel like the superheroes they are. C4K, was launched last year after a successful Kickstarter campaign and the help of many volunteers. C4K is an initiative from Union Coffee (in partnership with Urban Spool) and their plan is simple:

1) One Saturday a month, transform into a cape-making factory where they churn out as many kid-sized capes as possible.

2) Have a team of people who dress up like superheroes and, along with some non-uniformed sidekicks, deliver the capes to kids in area hospitals.

3) High-fives all around.

This Saturday, April 11th, the Dallas startup community along with the Mayor’s Star Council, Union Coffee, and other community volunteers are uniting forces for the largest “Cape Factory” ever attempted, with a goal of making 150 capes in a single day. The event will be held at Common Desk’s coworking space in Deep Ellum.

You can RSVP for the event here

Raquel Vincent is a Dallas-based creative with a knack for words and inspired creative direction. When she's not working, you can find Raquel hitting a gallery opening, working on her book, or thrifting for unforgettable vintage finds. She loves music festivals, tacos, and her rescue cat Berlioz.