Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dreams coming true!

Check out what some of you crafty gals have been up to!  Just a sample of some of the beautiful purses that one of our crafters has far (We hear that there are more!).  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

We can't wait to see what the rest of you are up to!  Send us pictures if you can. 

There is still time to participate until February 10th. Project is complete.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Say you aren't crafty? There are other ways YOU can help!

Don't sew?  Knit? Crochet? Craft at all?  Still want to help?  YOU CAN! 

1 ~ "LIKE US" on Facebook
2 ~ Tell your, Facebook, Myspace, etc.
3 ~ Print our flyer and post them at your local library, school, church, meeting places, craft stores, etc.
4 ~ Email us any ideas you may have for future projects and charities
5 ~"Follow"  us on our blog

See?  There ARE ways to help that don't require glue guns, sewing machines, knitting needles or any other "crafty skills".  Like it says on our Humble Beginnings page, there are many people behind the scenes that make Craft 4 Change successful. 

There is still time to participate on "Making Dreams Come True".
Deadline is February, 10th. Completed.

Friday, January 21, 2011

St. John's at work...a yummy lunch!

My husband and I, along with another couple recently ate lunch at Plates Cafe in Sacramento.  Plates is one of the programs offered by St. John's Shelter for Women and Children (they were the recipients of the beautiful and creative scarves for Project 1). 

The food was delicious and affordable and the service was wonderful.  From the lady who greeted and seated us, to the cashier, cooks and servers, everyone did an excellent job.  It was nice to see a successful program at work.  All of the participants are working very hard to get back into the workplace and be self sufficient.  We would definitely eat there again, and I encourage all of you to do the same if given the chance.~~~Robyne

Plates Cafe is located at 14 Business Park Drive, Building 149, Sacramento, Calif.

They are open M-F from 11 am until 2 pm for lunch.  They also do catering.  

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"Making Dreams Come True" -- Project 2

Do you remember your High School Prom or Homecoming?  Remember how special it was?  Well, for many girls it is only a dream, as their family cannot afford the dress, shoes, & accessories that they need for this special event.  So, many girls sit home and only dream.

We want to help make this dream come true. 

For this project, Craft 4 Change has teamed up with "Cinderella's Closet".  It is an ongoing project by WEAVE  that collects and provides "gently used" prom dresses, shoes and accessories to girls in need.  But, right now the closet is low on accessories.  This is where we come in.

They are in need of purses, costume jewelry, shawls and evening gloves.  So, get out those sewing machines, jewelry making supplies, or glue guns and start crafting! 

Purse ideas can be found here, here, here and lots of ideas here.  Check out your local fabric store for patterns too.
Shawl instructions are here.
Lot's of jewelry ideas here and here.  Also, here! 

You don't sew or make jewelry?  You still want to help?  Do you have any "gently used" evening bags or gloves?  EMBELLISH them!  Glue or hand sew on rhinestones, beaded or fur trim, etc.  Just remember not to purchase anything new...hit up those thrift stores for some great buys and add your own personal touches.

Remember, these are TEEN girls, so think classy but HIP!

Deadline is February 10th.  PROJECT COMPELETED.

Send us an email when you are finished and we will make arrangements to collect them.  Have fun!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Craft 4 Change had a wonderful end to 2010 with the success of our first project.  Thanks to all of you who made this possible by creating beautiful scarves and a positive impact on the residents of St. John's Shelter.  Truly, we are blessed by your generosity.

We look forward to starting off 2011 with a bang!  New project announced on January 5th...stay tuned!