We are looking for volunteers seamstresses to assist us in creating our up-cycled goods, aprons grocery bags and tote bags. We would also like volunteers to work the Farmers Markets and Artisans markets. We are a lovely group of women looking to expand out team.
Artsy Phartsy is a social enterprise for Karis Support Society, so all profits would go directly back into our recovery program. We are just in the initial stages of start-up and discovery, working to get our products and name out into the community. We specialize in the up-cycling of goods. We take the old and discarded and give it a new creative lease on life. Saving undiscovered treasures from a life in the landfill. All material products are made from donations and lucky finds in thrift stores. At this moment we are making funky and fun aprons, tote and grocery bags and cleaning cloths from old flannel sheets for private and industrial use.
A big part of the vision for this social enterprise is to train some of our participants in the art of sewing. Being creative and collaborating in the development of this social enterprise helps the women to learn how to work together and grow together as a team.
What we believe in
Karis Support Society is a non-profit organization that provides recovery-focused counselling, programming and support to women, and women with babies or children within a supportive home environment.
Our participants are women whose experiences of trauma, abuse, crisis or overwhelming stress have led to substance abuse or mental health challenges which have negatively impacted their lives and they are now actively working on personal recovery.
We work with the following Organizations
Causes we care about
Health & Well-being
Religion and Spirituality
The effect volunteers can make
2 Hours Volunteered = 1 One grocery bag made, saving animals from random plastic bags
Artsy Phartsy has beautiful and fun handmade aprons for sale on our on-line store. Each apron represents a particular quality needed for the recovery journey. Give a gift to a friend or family member that supports women in recovery and our environment.
Artsy Pharsty has officially launched our on-line store. You can now purchase our funky up-cycled aprons, grocery and totes bags in the comfort of your home. You can feel good about every purchase as it supports our environment and women in recovery, while at the same time provides you with something beautiful.
You can support women in recovery as well as protect our environment by purchasing a multi-use cloth grocery bag from Artsy Phartsy. Our products can be found at One Big Table, Urban Harvest and Sunshine Market. Our on-line ecommerce store will be coming soon at the end of January for easy purchasing. Artsy Phartsy/ Karis Support Society.
Exciting news ... Karis is once again taking part in the Aviva Community Fund Challenge and this time we're aiming for a grand prize win of $100,000!! Please help us achieve this goal ... all you have to do is vote for us by clicking on https://www.avivacommunityfund.o...
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