50 women voting on how we spend $100,000

Evening of Giving September 29, 2022 Sponsorship and Tickets

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Our online auction is now live. Bid here!

Make an impact with us.

Designed For Joy provides women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability. We provide living wage work for women emerging with trafficking, homelessness, time in prison and other vulnerable situation. 

Join us in celebrating that in 5 years we have hired near 90 women with over $200,000 in living wages earned.

Thursday, September 29th, 2022, 7p.m.- 10.p.m.
North Carolina Museum of Art

2110 Blue Ridge Rd, Raleigh 27607
Dress is Art Museum Chic

Tickets now available and some sponsorship levels open below.

Friends of Designed For Joy

Sabina Beri and Joel Brookhart, Chris and Rebecca Ayers, Melissa Buscher, Morgan Kelly, Bianca Harris, Hope Homesley, Sarah Justice, Kathleen Kenney, Kathi Prancan, Gretchen Bullock, Kay Jackson, Brooke Tonkin, Sarah Jacks, The Wilkins Family, Caroline Ives, Denise Stewart Coaching, Wind Rose Construction on behalf of Bernette Stivers, Shanon Baggett, Stacie Walker, Carolyn Schabinger, Heidi Kleine Coaching, In Memory of Matilda Herrera, 
April and Paul Blanks, Caroline Makepeace from ThisIsRaleigh.com, Ruben Amezcua, Debbie White, Tim and Angela Padgett, Shawn and Kristen Sydow, Rob and Cary Heise...

The Friend of Designed For Joy ticket option has now expired.



Can't make the event? Donate here and join us for the online auction beginning September 22.


What to Expect

Beautiful Location

The event is located at the beautiful North Carolina Museum of Art. Enjoy the scenery and artwork while supporting Designed for Joy.

Stories of Success through Designed for Joy

Listen to success stories from our artisans and learn about the direct impact that Designed for Joy has had on their lives.

Artisan Experience

Sew together with an expert sewist to create one of our signature products. 

Silent Auction

Explore a variety of items up for auction at our silent auction. Proceeds directly support our mission and provide employment opportunities for women in need. Find the link to the online auction here starting September 22.

Three Catered Stations with Beer and Wine

Enjoy a meal and drinks provided by our amazing sponsors. 

Locally Hand Painted Bag Auction

Artists from the Raleigh area have hand-painted some original DFJ leather bags to be auctioned off online and during the event. Find the link to the online auction here starting September 22.

Shop Designed for Joy

We'll have our best selling and newest products to shop.


Join our list of sponsors!

For more information about sponsorship, email us here.

Food & Beverage Sponsor

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Auction Sponsor:


Artisan Experience Sponsor


Social Sponsors

Personal Sponsor: Brenda Gibson

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Bag Sponsors

Personal Sponsor: Bianca Harris, Mary Anne Howard, Abigail Roush, and Pam Nogle

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