Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Handmade Group Needs Votes to Earn $50K Grant for Buying Equipment
This is such a cool initiative! I ran into a fellow blogger, Debbie of Nightmares and Day Dreams who has a wonderful group she belongs to for her local handmade community. This group is applying for a Pepsi grant (and others) to have a place where crafters can come together and use equipment for free. I copied her blog post to share with my readers.
"I have been a member of a local arts & crafts group for the last two years. The woman who runs the group started it with the dream of getting a place where anyone can come and create to their heart's desire. She realizes that a lot of people who want to create have no space or money to do so. So her long-time goal has been to find the funds to get us a place that we can call our own, with all the expensive equipment paid for by the group. Things like Cricut machines, small kilns, looms, spinning wheels, sewing machines, etc. And she wants to supply the materials for anyone to use.
For two years we have been trying to think of a way to make this dream of hers come to fruition. Recently she learned that Pepsi has money in the form of grants that can be applied for. She is in the running for a $50,000 grant, which will make it happen for us, if we are in the top ten at the end of June.
I am going to plead with you for your help. There are a couple of really easy ways to do this. We need votes. Tons of votes. You can go to the site, and sign in with your Facebook account, and vote daily. Or you can create an account at the Pepsi site that will allow Power votes from codes on Pepsi products. The Power votes are the ones that will really make a difference for us, but any votes are greatly appreciated."