Reactors we need your help! Activation ReACT is sponsoring an Art and Handmade Items Auction Friday September 29th through Sunday October 1st. Join the Event listing here to get a reminder when it’s time to check out the amazing offerings!
When the England family moved into their new home in 2015, they were ecstatic to finally have a dedicated school room for their five homeschooling children that could also serve as a home office area for the mother, Angela England. It was everything they had dreamed of and worked so hard to acquire.
In July of this year, they experienced a life-changing flood that left them with $30,000 worth of damage to their home. Because their insurance company has denied all claims, they are on their own to cover the multitude of costs associated with repair. The family is working hard to rebuild, with the father, Sidney, doing most of the labor to save anywhere where they can.
An initial fundraising effort brought in enough funds for repairs to some of the living spaces inside the house, but they still have a long and costly road ahead with so many repairs left undone and rooms torn apart. As summer winds down and the kids start school, they are shifting focus to fundraise and begin repairs to the school room.
In Honor of the family’s desire to focus on education, we are hosting an Art and Handmade Items Auction to raise the money needed for rebuilding the school room and replacing the lost school books and equipment damaged by the water. The auction will take place Friday September 29th through Sunday October 1st.
Artists and Makers who contribute will be making a tax deductible donation of a finished piece (any medium or type is permitted) or product. This includes, but is not limited to, wood crafted nameplates, fiber art weavings, self-published hand drawn books of artwork, coloring pages, and even homemade goods like soaps. Crafters will be featured on Angela’s website, on the Activation ReACT website, as well as the social media channels of top influencers.
If you have a unique item that you have made or would like to make to donate to the cause, please fill out this google form, and someone will be in touch soon. If you know an artist, homeschool group, yarn club, or other group you can invite to participate, feel free to download this PDF flier to share with them.
If you want to check out the awesome offerings that will be auctioned off, come follow the Activation ReACT Facebook Page and subscribe to the newsletter below. We appreciate your support a great deal!