So, when one of my good friends and loyal participants made a suggestion for Craft 4 Change, I jumped at it! Ready?
As you know, Craft 4 Change currently provides handcrafted items for local charities in and around the Sacramento Region...until now! We are expanding to include the San Joaquin Valley Region of California! It will include the towns of Stockton, Lodi, Manteca and others in and around the Central Valley. So, that means we will be able to help more people in other parts of the state. But, I won't be able to do both areas by myself...so, I want to introduce you to my friend, Erika.
She will be the coordinator for the San Joaquin Valley Region and I will continue as the coordinator for the Sacramento Region. What this means, is that each of us will be in charge of selecting the charity and project, writing the blog post, collecting, counting, photographing and delivering (the best part!) the items for our respective projects.
Here is a little something from Erika:
"Hi everyone! I cannot tell you how excited I am to begin working with Robyne on Craft 4 Change. Robyne and I have known each other for many years. I have enjoyed crafting and making things so much that I practically begged her to let me start a group and have a Craft 4 Change in San Joaquin County.
My first project for Robyne was very dear to my heart, the baby blankets for "Welcome Little One". I promise I will tell you guys all about it soon, it was and still is very emotional to me.
But I am getting ahead of myself, let me start by telling you about me. My name is Erika and I am married with two beautiful children. My son Ethan is 3.5 years and my daughter Samantha is 3 months. I run a family day care out of my home so that I can stay at home with my children while they are still young. When I am not running the day care I am trying to get my crafting business off the ground. My wonderful husband lets me craft in all my "free time" and he puts up with my addiction to anything crafty! I have been making things for as long as I can remember, at least since I was in high school but probably even longer. I can honestly say that crafting is my addiction, but I am proud if it. I love to share what I have learned with others and enjoying hearing what others have done.
The best part of crafting is sharing with others and what better place to do that than with Craft 4 Change. I look forward to meeting all of you and crafting together! A big thanks to Robyne for starting her organization and letting me expand it!! Wooo-hooo!! Let's get crafting!"
I am going to love working with her, as she is so talented and has so much energy! We are still working out the details, but it looks like we will alternate our projects, working on one region and then the other. I hope you will continue to participate and help out both regions and help us help others.
We are still on a little project break, but stay tuned to our Facebook page and we'll let you know as soon as we begin a new one!