To all you amazing supporters, we are hosting one final raffle of a piece of Crystal’s art and you already have a raffle ticket as a thank you for you beautiful generosity.
“Clearing Her Name”, 12×12 inch encaustic collage by Crystal Marie will be raffled and announced on Monday, September 19 because what a perfect way to start the week.
All supporters are automatically entered with one raffle ticket unless you choose to Opt Out. If you’d like to buy more raffle tickets at $10/ticket, you can make that selection through the Donate & Tickets button. It is the only ticket item available right now, so very easy to see. Additional ticket sales will be closed on Sunday, September 18 at 10pm Central.
This is a no judgment zone. There are many reasons to opt out such as you are downsizing, your life is too full for one more thing right now, etc, etc. So if you’d prefer to not be entered in the raffle, click this link: https://forms.gle/n6XUN2LMopp7BCHf8
Thank you all so much for your generosity in community support.
And now a note from our beloved Crystal Marie:
If you are reading my words today, chances are you’ve already read the campaign description of why and how this fundraiser came about.
If you have viewed the video announcement of the past raffle winners, then you also heard me share a bit about the two steps forward and one step back health challenges I’ve faced since the time this fundraiser began and how deeply aware of how these events would have caused me to lose the stability of the home that I rent had it not be for the generous support of all who have rallied around me during this season.
Here in this place, three months out from the launch of this campaign, I’m relieved to share that the gift of rest you have given me during this season was the margin I needed to feel my cognitive functioning begin to return. For anyone who has suffered the effects of brain fog, burnout, and the shutdown of their mental capacities, you know this is no small thing. So many of you have shared that having COVID was an eye opener to understanding the exhaustion and mental burnout that so many with chronic illness deal with on an ongoing basis. It is not the kind of enlightenment I would wish on anyone.
As this campaign comes to an end, I am keenly aware of my need to recalibrate. This word has captured my imagination this morning and I’m still rolling around what it looks like for me to recalibrate and carve out a career and a life that is more sustainable for my own health, and also embodies the ideas that have been percolating through this season – the need for community, connection, and sustainable cultures that are inclusive of all abilities and people groups. This too, is a gift your generous support has given me.
With so much love and gratitude, thank you.
Initial Fundraiser Announcements – Items Closed:
The fundraising site, GiveButter/CrystalMarie, is a necessity for collecting funds for Crystal without jeopardizing her Disability application. We are grateful for the site while acknowledging it can be difficult to scroll through the items. Listed in separate galleries below are all the items that have been donated by our artist community in support of Crystal. We’ve added this here for easier viewability, but the items will need to be selected and paid for on the Give Butter site.
Many of the offerings shown here have already been purchased outright. Please see the fundraising site, GiveButter/CrystalMarie, for an up-to-date view of what remains. Raffle tickets will be accepted until mid-August with the raffle announcement on Aug 18.
And a reminder that ALL the funds go directly to support Crystal, even the entirety of raffle ticket funds, so get those raffle tickets!
For best viewing, click on the first image in the gallery category and scroll through the items with the side arrows.
For more information about the items, click the information icon the bottom right corner (a small circle or square with a lower case i).
To exit the gallery, click in the UPPER RIGHT corner. This is another imperfect system as the little ‘x’ to exit that view doesn’t always appear.
Note: you may notice some of Crystal’s work has been included. All her work represented here is part of the CRAM Collaboration as part of our Transcend:Distance project.
List of contributing artists with website links. Go check out their amazing work!