50 women voting on how we spend $100,000

Raleigh Speed Puzzle Competition, Fundraiser for Designed For Joy


Each Team of 2 registers for $80 
Limited to 20 Teams
May 16, 6pm
517 W. Cabarrus St., Raleigh

Parking in front, free street parking, and in the Platform garage

This event is benefits Designed For Joy and the mission of providing women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability.

To date, we have hired over 140 women with over $500,000 in living wages earned.


Get ready for a puzzle-packed evening of fun and friendly competition! Here's the lowdown on what's happening:

6:00 PM: Doors Swing Open Get comfy, mingle, and take a whirlwind tour of the puzzle paradise that awaits!

6:30 PM: Let's Get Acquainted with Our Mission We'll kick things off by sharing our mission and getting everyone in the puzzling spirit!

6:40-8:00 PM: Puzzle Palooza! Time to put those puzzle-solving skills to the test! Expect about 1.25-1.5 hours of brain-teasing excitement as each team tackles their 500-piece masterpiece.

8:00-9:00 PM: The Grand Finale For those still piecing things together, no worries! Take your time while others wrap up the puzzle and indulge in a bit of retail therapy.

What to Expect:

  • Team Challenge: Each team (up to 20 teams!) will have their own 500-piece puzzle to conquer. We're doubling the fun by setting up teams at extended tables, complete with snazzy name displays and seating arrangements.
  • Swag Alert: Every attendee gets a favor bag packed with goodies, including an exclusive puzzle leather keychain, a cute mini leather bear "puzzle," a 100-piece cereal puzzle, and some sweet treats.
  • Grand Prize Galore: The first team to crack the puzzle gets the glory and some seriously cool loot: custom gold 1st place medals, a puzzle board/table, a puzzle mat, assorted puzzles, and two stylish Designed For Joy bags.

Smaller Prizes Up for Grabs:

  • Best Dressed Duo: Strut your stuff for a chance to win custom gold medals and a dazzling pair of Earrings.
  • Name Game Champs: Impress us with your team moniker and score custom gold medals plus adorable Teddy Bear Card Holders.
  • Early Birds Get the...Cord Organizers: Be the first to find all four corners of your puzzle and snag two handy Leather Cord Organizers.
  • Edge Piece Masters: Complete the outer frame first and claim two snazzy Luggage Tags.
  • Popsicle Puzzle Pros: Race to finish the blue & purple row for two trendy Penny Wallets, or conquer the red & orange row for two stylish Passport Covers.

It's a puzzle party like no other, so bring your A-game and a spirit of friendly competition! See you there!

Your host is Kristen Sydow, Cofounder and Creative Designer.

**Tickets are nonrefundable, but transferable. Ask how you can help make our studio wheelchair accessible.