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« Reply #100 on: September 23, 2017 09:58:28 PM »

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« Reply #101 on: December 04, 2017 05:17:24 PM »

Hi Friends!

I just wanted to share some very, very exciting news.  Lana and I made her club Small Things Matter into a 501(3)c nonprofit.  We just got our determination letter from the IRS on Saturday so now we're official!

Our mission is to encourage kids of all ages to use their crafty talents to make items for those in need.  We have been making stuffies at various places such as KID Museum.  Our next event will be at Winterfest on Dec 16 and the Silver Spring Timebank for MLK day. 

We are thinking of ways to encourage others to join us, plus pay for the materials.  One thing we're doing is charity parties where we'll come and lead a crafting event with a suggested donation of $5/person and then the items are donated to a charity of their choice.  We did 1 of these so far.  We will probably sell lemonade/shave ice during the summer at the charity corner to raise funds.

We are also encouraging people to be partners with us which means leading and completing some sort of crafty activity.  I received a wonderful package of 75 wish bracelets from the Secret Santa swap and I will be adding this Craftster to our partner list.  I hope some of you will join in too!  Lana has a friend in Difference Makers that is going to try to get her girl scout troop to make stuffies.  They can't make the minimum 50 that is required for donation so we'll add some of ours from other events to theirs so that they can make a donation somewhere.

Anyhow this is just in its infancy so we really don't know where it will go.  Lana is thinking she might also get a bunch of her friends together to start tutoring kids.  She is currently tutoring a 2nd grader and loves it.  She also takes care of the little kids at our food distribution at the elementary school and has been reading to them.  Maybe she could do a bit more of that with her friends.

Our motto is Educating Children, Building Communities, Perpetuating Kindness so there is a lot of room to grow into.

We'd love to have your input and ideas.  Thanks!! 

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