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Have you ever picked up an amazingly cute little bag, and realized the reason behind the bag was even better than the bag itself?

Have you ever picked up an amazingly cute little bag, and realized the reason behind the bag was even better than the bag itself?

Shopping doesn’t have to be just for you - it can have a much larger impact. What if those earrings you bought yesterday earned someone a living wage today?

Sounds ambitious, right?

At Designed for Joy, it’s what we do every day. We locate women leaving vulnerable situations who are ready to put in the work to build a new life. And then we help them achieve their dreams.

  We do that by providing:

  •       Living wage work hours
  •       On the job skills training
  •       Life coaching and support
  •       Emotional and spiritual support

Participants become trained artisans who create the amazing products sold in the Designed for Joy online and brick and mortar stores. The proceeds from the sales go right back into the organization, in turn helping more women achieve their dreams.

Women have left the Designed For Joy program to go on to full-time, safe, and dignified work. They have moved into permanent housing, purchased cars, and regained a sense of self-worth. We’ve helped them keep their families together and helped changed the trajectory of their lives.

 

But earring sales alone doesn’t pay the bills for a mission as big as this one.

Our mission is a big one, and our ability to help more women rebuild their lives depends on people like you joining our team. You can help in so many ways. From being actively involved at the store, to raising money, to simply raising awareness. Even purchasing an item from the store can help. (We know you were waiting for that one!)

So choose a way to take action below and let’s get started!

 

Volunteer

Actively participate in the studio, on committees, or from home.

Read more and Introduce yourself here.

 

Donate

We have big goals this year to increase payroll for our women, fund a caseworker, and to find bigger production space. Your monthly or one time gift will help us achieve those goals.

Give here.