There are many reasons to donate to charitable causes and nonprofit organizations, but most often it’s a mission-driven reason and an emotional connection that establishes the desire to give.
Stewardship from the community through donations is a year-long pursuit for nonprofits, and Creative Clay makes it easy for anyone to create a giving plan tailored to their budget.
Donors can join the Good Folk Society, Creative Clay’s monthly or yearly giving program, for as little as $10 per month.
Varying reasons attracted current donors to join, such as excitement around the pride and joy they see from our artists, the work Creative Clay does in the community, and the kinship they feel because they might have a child with a disability, and they know the value of its programs.
“Sustainability is the key to Creative Clay’s success,” said Development Coordinator Shane Hoffman. “The best way for someone to support our sustainability is to ensure that we have dependable, recurring income. For as little as $10 per month, you can join our Good Folk Society monthly giving program.”
Good Folk Society members join for a variety of reasons. For Robyn Rusignuolo, it was the art.
“I love the organization’s mission and impact, as well as the excellent art produced by its member artists,” she said.
Michael Sedita joined because he understands the power of an inclusive setting, such as Creative Clay.
“I was also a parent of an adult child with disabilities and saw firsthand the difficulties such challenges present,” he said. “I’m proud to support Creative Clay’s efforts to provide an inclusive setting for arts education and artmaking.”
Membership in Creative Clay’s Good Folk Society comes with benefits, too. All members receive a Good Folk T-shirt, a portrait drawn by a Creative Clay artist, and 20% off all Good Folk Gallery purchases.
Joining the Good Folk Society helps Creative Clay purchase art supplies, fund scholarships and support its member artists’ goals. Members understand that, and how their donations nurture the relationship between Creative Clay and the people it serves.
“The connection between the artist and the art is immediate and honest, and the range of creativity is absolutely inspiring,” said Good Folk Society member Barbara Voglewede. “It’s no wonder, given the nurturing, supportive environment Creative Clay provides.”
Join the Good Folk Society online at https://www.creativeclay.org/good-folk-society.
About Creative Clay
Creative Clay’s vision is to make the arts accessible to all. Its mission is to help people with disabilities achieve full and inclusive lives by providing expressive, educational and vocational experiences in the arts.
Creative Clay’s core program is its Community Arts Program, which serves 40-50 adult artists with disabilities each week. Additional programs include Artlink, an apprenticeship program; Creative Care, an arts in wellness outreach program; and Transition, a vocational training program in partnership with Pinellas County Schools.
Learn more about Creative Clay, its vision of equality through art, and its programs at www.creativeclay.org. Like Creative Clay on Facebook, follow on Instagram @creativeclaystpete; follow on Twitter @creativeclay and on LinkedIn.