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By Jessie Katz Greenberg on September 19, 2023
GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a “global generosity movement” encouraging people to do good. It is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
In 2020, Spoonflower gave 10% of its proceeds to three different nonprofit organizations, Durham Free Lunch, Raleigh City Farm and Social Justice Sewing Academy.
This year, to maximize our impact, 10% of our GivingTuesday proceeds will be donated solely to the Social Justice Sewing Academy (SJSA). This will help us amplify our giving more effectively.
The Social Justice Sewing Academy was founded in 2017 by Sara Trail, and it empowers youth to create change and find their creative voice through making quilt blocks.
In 2020, SJSA started a six-month virtual Business Incubator to help develop and support young entrepreneurs. They also create memorial quilts for individuals lost to violence through volunteer participation as well as related activist art banners for their Remembrance Project.
To find out how you can help them further their mission, SJSA’s website includes a round up of all the ways you can volunteer with the organization.
The organization runs a variety of workshops throughout the year all over the country, working with local groups in person as well as virtually.
This year on GivingTuesday, November 30, 10% of your Spoonflower purchase will go toward helping SJSA empower more youth with their work, teaching young adults to make quilt blocks that share their unique stories.
Betsy is a writer and stitcher who joined the Brand Marketing team in July 2021. In her spare time, she talks to people about their choice to make things by hand and related lessons learned for her project Dear Textiles. She also aims to befriend all the dogs she meets and is forever looking for the perfect dress pattern with pockets.More About Betsy Greer