Thanksgiving is a special time here at Creativebug. From baking the perfect pie with the help of Devlin, to designing one-of-a-kind table settings with Courtney and Liana, we are incredibly thankful to have such a creative crew to help us get ready for the holiday.
We’re also deeply thankful for the opportunity that you, our members, have given us to share our passion of living a creative lifestyle with you — and the ability to share our success with those who foster creativity in our communities.
At the core of our mission is giving a percentage of all subscriptions to non-profit art programs that provide affordable space, supplies and education.
This year we are supporting four amazing not-for-profit organizations that cross the spectrum of making.
Southern Exposure’s Artists Education Program
As a former board member, our very own Lisa Congdon was super excited to recommend Southern Exposure’s nationally recognized Artists in Education (AIE) program that brings together diverse youth, artists, schools and organizations in a dynamic series of interactions, experiences, conversations and collaborations. Each year, Southern Exposure works with more than 150 youth artists. In an age of decreased art-centered curricula in public schools and a lack of positive, creative outlets for youth, AIE fills a crucial need in the community.
As a board member of the Craft Yarn Council, our CEO Ursula Morgan has supported Warm Up America! from the very beginning. Warm Up America! is a non-profit organization that distributes afghans to the needy. Volunteers donate their time to crochet and knit rectangles that are either joined by individuals or groups in a community and donated locally, or sent to Foundation headquarters for joining and distribution.
When Creativebug began just 3 years ago, Scrap SF was an amazing resource for our tiny bootstrapped budget. We still go there often, and we love their classes! Scrap SF will be using our donation to subsidize field trips for school kids, underwrite costs of supplying Art Activity Tables at street fairs and Sunday Street events in San Francisco, and also an art activity at their upcoming 40th Birthday Party!
Ruth’s Table is a center where people of all generations come together to explore creativity rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa.
While spending time at SCRAP SF, we got to know a couple of the amazing artists-in-residence at Ruth’s Table. These talented artists will be using our donation to buy tools and materials for their monthly art education workshops that bring residents of the Bethany Center for Senior Housing and the community together.
Here at Creativebug we are thankful everyday to be able to do what we love, and help spread beauty and joy to you our creative community. Join us and help us to continue to support these amazing programs and more. Subscribe today or give the Gift of Creativebug to the creatives in your life.
Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!
The Team at Creativebug