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Make and Donate: A Gathering for Beads of Courage

  • Pollack Glass Studio & Gallery 4132 Magazine Street New Orleans, LA 70115 USA (map)

For the month of September we are teaming up with our friends at Beads of Courage.  We are super excited to be a participating studio in this year's Beads of Courage bead drive!  We anticipate our numbers to be higher this year, from participating artists to money donated. We hope to double what we did in our first year. Our goal is to raise over $1000 and make over 200 beads for the organization. Before we explain the different ways you can help, let's start here:

What is Beads of Courage?

This awesome organization allows children with serious illnesses to tell their stories through colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage. Each bead commemorates milestones they have achieved during their treatments. Glass artists design and create these courage beads, which are donated to the organization and distributed to children's hospitals around the world (including our local Children’s Hospital). Visit their website, for more information.

The day kicks off with our 10am - 1pm bead making class. If you would like to learn the inner workings of creating glass beads, sign up and join us! Visit the link below:

After our class, the studio becomes a beadmaking spectacular with artists coming through the studio from 1pm - 8pm to create their stash of beads to be donated.

This event coincides with our One Year Anniversary Party so there will be A LOT to celebrate! To read about our little shindig:

How can you get involved?

Sponsor a Bead: for $5.00 each, you can sponsor our artists' beads and leave words of encouragement for the recipient of your bead(s).

Create a Courage Clip: open studio guests can create their own Courage Clip for $5.00 each.

Donate: If you're short on time and patience, you can simply make a donation straight to Beads of Courage and we'll make sure they receive it.

Enter Our Raffle: During the day on September 14th, we will be selling raffle tickets for $1.00 each. Take a chance to win special art, handmade by local artists! Drawing will be held on September 14th at 8:00pm.

More information will be posted here and in discussions as they come up. We are currently working on a possible auction of some amazing work to raise even more money and awareness.

Come visit us and support a great cause!

Earlier Event: September 14