2020 has proven that now more than ever, the creative community needs our support.
We refuse to allow the setbacks of 2020 to interfere with our decade-long mission to nurture micro-businesses and serve makers and artists. With 98% of our income affected and all of our events postponed, we could really use your help to keep our mission going while we all figure out how to land back on our feet.
If you’ve ever visited a Patchwork Show festival and enjoyed seeing local talent or crafting at one of our DIY booths, attended Craftcation Conference and benefited from it or hope to attend one day, listened to one of our 100+ podcast episodes, taken advantage of our free online content including nearly 1,000 blog posts, or have been made better in some tiny or huge way due to art or creativity, please consider donating.
YOUR DONATION ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE CHANGING LIVES BY SUPPORTING THE MAKER AND MICRO-BUSINESS COMMUNITIES.
DURING OUR 13 YEARS IN BUSINESS WE HAVE:
- Welcomed over 500,000 guests to to shop local, celebrate community and craft with us at our 60+ admission-free Patchwork Shows where we provided nearly 15,000 artists with a venue to grow their businesses, share their products and inspire others.
- Helped thousands of creatives start and grown businesses, find much-needed support and education and tap into their inner artist through our Craftcation Conference.
- Raised and donated over $25,000 to California wildfire victims.
We know that many of us are struggling right now and we’re grateful for all contributions, big and small. If you’re not in a position to give, we understand! You can still support us by sharing our donation link, event information and online content!
Thank you for your love and light. Thank you for every good vibe and prayer that you’ve sent our way. And, thank you for continuing to nurture and support the artistic community.
Nicole & The Dear Handmade Life Team