Turning Crafts Into Care
Crafters United is on a mission to transform artistry into aid by uniting crafters and their wares with the people who need them most.
Our primary project, Crafters Against Covid-19, is a network of hundreds of Seattle area community members using their time and talent to alleviate shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) by making and distributing face masks where they are most needed in our communities.
Crafting Community Wellness
We believe access to masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a basic human right. That is why Crafters United is creating a community unified by care, public safety, and well-being. In only 4 months since the initial COVID-19 outbreak in the Seattle area, we have produced and distributed over 75,000 masks benefiting those who need them most.
Our diverse recipient organizations provide healthcare and eldercare, alleviate homelessness and hunger, serve children and families, and much more. Our partnership with these essential organizations and services helps keep communities in the broader Seattle area healthy. Take a look at some of the groups we’ve served so far: Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, the Yakama Nation, the Fred Hutch COVID-19 Vaccine Trials, Washington State Veteran’s Affairs, Seattle Public Schools subsidized meal delivery, and over 100 more.
Creating Purpose During Crisis
The US outbreak of COVID-19, the quarantine, and the resulting societal changes have put strain on us all. Times such as these can leave individuals feeling powerless and trapped. Our volunteers let us know time and again how valuable their donation of time and skill has been. Crafters find purpose by leveraging the extra time at home in ways that make a real difference.
“It feels so good to be a very small part of protecting our community! No matter where our masks land, it’s a beautiful thing” - Cindy, volunteer