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How to Make and Sell Crafts for Charity

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How to Make and Sell Crafts for Charity

Many members of the arts and crafts fraternity make and sell crafts to raise money for charity. What better way of combining the passion of making something handmade with giving to a worthy cause. These makers of handmade crafts range from jewellery makers to knitting and makers of handmade cards, all using their talents to help those in need.

There are many ways in which makers of handmade crafts can help by donating to charity and even a small token item can go a long way.

Some crafters raise money for charity by donating a percentage of their sales to their nominated charity. Anybody buying from that artist or craft person knows that a certain amount of their money is going to charity, whilst the artist themselves has the knowledge that every sale is more worthwhile knowing someone else will be benefitting from it.

Other makers raise money for charity by holding auctions, craft fairs or donating products to raffles. Here profits made directly from the auction, fair or raffle is given to charity. Often they ask for donations from fellow crafters and artists and then these are sold by auction or raffle to raise money. Most makers of handmade crafts are more than willing to donate an item in aid of charity.

There are many organizations around who receive or make handmade items in support of charity. One example of this is a group of volunteers who stitch and knit baby clothes and other handmade baby items for hospitals.

Other methods of selling crafts in aid of charity are doing car boot sales, advertising in the local paper or shop windows. Quite often craft fairs, village fairs and school fairs will offer reduced if not free rates for having a booth selling handmade items in aid of charity.

If you looking to start making handmade items for charity, you may want to consider the theme of the items that you will be crafting, and how best that theme can be associated with your chosen charity. So for example if you like knitting, you might want to start making and selling small teddy bears in aid of charity. To associate the bear with the great cause that you are raising money for, you might want to adorn it with a jumper or ribbon with the charity logo and colours.

If you are a craft business or hobbyist wishing to support a charity that is close to your heart, you could consider contacting the charity directly. They may be able to help you by directing you to like-minded people and use their experience to provide you with the necessary support.

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