At Creative Heart Space we believe that arts and crafts are vital to the mental well being of our community. We want to help ensure that finances are not an access barrier to families especially during what has been a difficult time for so many. In the spring of 2021, with another Stay At Home order in place in Hamilton, we have decided to run our Free Community Craft Kits program again. Last year we distributed more than a hundred kits to families in Hamilton and hope to match that again this year!
What Is In The Kit? Each kit contains a selection of standard arts and crafts supplies including colouring materials, craft papers, glue, pompoms, sequins, pipe cleaners, yarn, googily eyes, buttons, beads, mini craft activities, craft foam, fun erasers, stickers, die cut shapes, and other novelty goodies (kits may vary based on product availability). We will also be providing project ideas on our Creative Heart Space Blog to help inspire families to get crafting!
How Are The Kits Distributed? While Creative Heart Space owner delivers many of the local kits herself on her trusty bike she also taps into a small reliable group of community volunteers to help make sure they get out to everyone. Our volunteers have helped deliver for several programs including the 2020 Community Craft Kits, Free Community Masks, Birthday Kits, and 2020 Holiday Stocking program.
How To Support This Program:
Monetary Support :This a grassroots self funded program by Creative Heart Space to help ensure equal access to arts and craft supplies for families regardless of income. To help keep this program going we will also be selling craft kits through our website with three different support options: Buy One Give One, Buy One Donate $2, Make A Monetary Donation. (Please note Creative Heart Space is not a registered charity and we are unable to issue a charitable receipt.)
In Kind Support: If you would like to support this program with products in lieu of money that is also appreciated! Please contact us with details. Due to safety reasons we are unable to take open and/or single items from personal collections at this time.
Community Craft Kit History:
In 2020 Creative Heart Space initiated a FREE Community Craft Kit program which resulted in the distribution of more than 100 kits to families in Hamilton Ontario during the COVID-19 lockdown. We were able to do this thanks to generous donations from the community, fundraising, and the help of local volunteers. We feel it is important that families have access to arts & craft supplies especially during these difficult times.