Spark Makerspace 2019 Annual Appeal
Please help Spark close 2019 strong!
2019 was a year of tremendous growth at Spark Makerspace and your dedication, through donations, memberships and support made it all possible - Thank You.
We are committed to keeping Spark affordable and accessible, and that means part of our budget comes from fundraising. We have set ourselves an ambitious goal of $30,000. We have donors that have pledged $7,000 in matching funds - with your support, we will be able to double that and be well on our way.
Together we ...
We grew our community, adding over 30 new Makers!
Expanded our Woodshop offerings. Teaching and certifying over 100 members. Received a $12k donation from Stanley Tools- receiving brand new state of the art equipment.
We strengthened our board, adding 4 new board members- Maritza Vargas, John Davis, John Scimone, and Mike Molinari
We doubled our class offerings- Stained Glass! Viking Chairs! Circut Building! Printmaking! Quilting! And many more....
Through the generous funding from the Bank of America Frank Loomis Palmer Grant and the Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, we awarded over 20 scholarships. This included memberships to fellow organizations and need-based memberships, expanding and diversifying our community!
We threw three successful community events "Summer Melt", "Goth Prom" and Pumpkin Pandemonium" bringing New London community together.
In 2019 Community Outreach included: Teaching Arduino at the Marine Makerfaire at Project O, Teen Tuesdays at the Public Library of New London, 3D Printing workshops at Bill Library in Ledyard, STEAM night at the Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School, Family Day for Sailfest New London 2019, and we marched in New London's St. Patrick's Day parade!
St. Patty's Day
Our Printmakers worked with several local non-profits (FRESH New London, Southeastern CT Community Landtrust, The Phobe Griffin Public Library of Old Lyme) to help design and print teeshirts
Spark Makerspace partnered with Connecticut College, creating an internship program. Our interns worked on everything from marketing to administrative assistance. We are so thankful for these amazing female leaders of tomorrow.
Help us reach our
Join our campaign to grow Spark Makerspace: a dynamic collaborative hub in historic downtown New London - a place where people of diverse backgrounds come together for the common purpose of sharing, making and learning. Click here to donate online or send your check payable to Spark Makerspace to:
225 State Street
New London, CT 06320
With gratitude and appreciation,
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