Teresa's Origami Boxes, Bowls, and Other Containers
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Folding for Funds

Selling origami is a good way to raise funds for worthy causes.
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Teresa's origami was on display at an indoor Christmas Fair at the Bell Tower* in Fort Myers, FL, on December 18, 2022. This fair was held by the Local Ladies Social Network, Inc.*
As usual, Teresa offered her origami items as a fundraiser. All donations received were contributed to the Florida Disaster Fund, in order to help people affected by Hurricane Ian. The Florida Disaster Fund is the State of Florida's official private fund established to support disaster response and recovery activities in Florida communities. Donations to the Florida Disaster Fund are made to the Volunteer Florida Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and are tax deductible.
If you didn't have a chance to visit Teresa's table at the December 18th fair, you can still help your fellow Floridians by making an online donation at: https://www.volunteerflorida.org/donatefdf/*
[Boxes, Stars, and Wreaths at December 2022 Craft Fair]
[Kusudama at December 2022 Craft Fair]
To donate by check, please make check out to Volunteer Florida Foundation and include Florida Disaster Fund in the memo line. Mail to:
Volunteer Florida Foundation
Attn: Florida Disaster Fund
1545 Raymond Diehl Road
Suite 250
Tallahassee, FL 32308

HOLLY DAYS MARKET: DECEMBER 2nd and 3rd, 2022, 10 AM - 4 PM
Teresa has donated some of her origami to the Punta Gorda Garden Club for their "Holly Days Market" on December 2nd and 3rd, 2022, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at 413 Retta Esplanade in Punta Gorda, Florida. This fundraising event will feature gifts, ornaments, and baked goods -- handcrafted and homemade -- plus beautiful poinsettias. Proceeds will fund scholarships for local students.
You can learn more about the Punta Gorda Garden Club at their web site: https://pggc.org*.

Teresa was one of over 80 arts and crafts vendors appearing at a craft fair on July 9, 10, and 11, 2021, held at The Cultural Center in Port Charlotte, Florida. This "Christmas in July" event has a 51 year tradition and is the biggest summer-time craft fair in the Port Charlotte area.

[Assorted Boxes for July 2021 Craft Fair]

Teresa signed up for two tables this year because she had such a huge variety of origami gift boxes and holiday decorations available, due to not participating in craft fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also new this year: Teresa gave brief demonstrations of how to make many origami items -- Demonstration Schedule (PDF)


All money received from origami-lovers at this craft fair was donated to "Support Surfside" -- a relief fund for those impacted by the recent tower collapse in Surfside, FL. Partners in building this fund include The Coral Gables Community Foundation, The Key Biscayne Community Foundation, and The Miami Foundation.
To learn more about the fund or to make an online donation, visit https://www.supportsurfside.org*

[Teresa's Two Tables at July 2021 Craft Fair]

No Fundraising Activities to Report for 2020 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

[October 12, 2019 Craft Fair]
October 12, 2019 Craft Show
On October 12, 2019, Teresa participated in a craft fair at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Port Charlotte, FL. She offered her origami and kusudama as a fundraiser for Peace River K-9 Search and Rescue.
PRSAR is a volunteer non-profit organization which assists local, state, military, federal, and private agencies and families as a force multiplier in the recovery of lost, missing, and abducted persons in urban and wilderness settings, and in natural and man-made disasters.
Recently, a PRSAR team went to the Bahamas to help find remains of people missing after Hurricane Dorian. To read a newspaper article about this effort on the YourSun web site, click here*.
PRSAR never charges for its services, and stands ready to respond 24 hours a day, every day.
To learn more about
Peace River K-9 Search and Rescue
or to make a donation online,
visit their web site at;
[October 12, 2019 Craft Fair]

2019 "Christmas in July" Craft Show
[Hurricane Michael Victims Forgotten] During a three-day craft fair at the Cultural Center in Port Charlotte, FL, Teresa raised funds for the "forgotten" victims of Hurricane Michael. Thanks to all who donated!
According to a survey of Floridians conducted in June 2019, two out of five respondents mistakenly believe that life is back to normal now in the Panhandle. Half of respondents said that they have no intention of doing anything further to help Hurricane Michael victims.
Click here to read full newspaper article*

Once a disaster like Michael is no longer in the headlines, it's easy to forget, but people in the Panhandle still need our help. Full recovery will take years, not months.
Click here to donate at https://rebuild850.org*

[Teresa With Her Origami Items For Sale as a Fundraiser]

Teresa introduced several new types of holiday-themed origami items at this craft fair: fancy chopstick wrappers, stars, wreaths, a Hannukah wall hanging, and more. These were presented along with her usual assortment of origami boxes in many different shapes and sizes, and a large selection of kusudama (ornamental hanging globes). Sampler packs of origami paper and "gently used" origami books were also offered.

[Fancy Chopstick Wrappers] [Star and Wreath Decorations] [Hannukah Wall Hanging and Crane Wreath]

2019 February Craft Show

A craft show was held at The Cultural Center in Port Charlotte, Florida, on February 2, 2019, where Teresa presented her origami boxes and ornaments with a Valentine's Day or Easter theme. Used origami books and sample packs of origami paper were also offered. All money Teresa collected was donated to the Sebring Strong Survivors' Fund.

In January 2019, five innocent people died in a tragic mass-shooting incident at the SunTrust Bank branch in Sebring, Florida. SunTrust Bank, the SunTrust Foundation, and the National Compassion Fund have joined together to provide resources and financial support for the families of the victims.

[Origami Boxes and Ornaments for Sale as a Fundraiser]

Please consider making a contribution to
the Sebring Strong Survivors' Fund.
100 percent of your donation will directly benefit the families of victims.
You can learn more and donate online
at this GoFundMe page:

[Origami Boxes for Sale as a Fundraiser]

Click here to see information about Teresa's fundraising efforts in 2018.

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