I recently joined a new website that I found quite by accident. On a previous shop feature I had done, I noticed that I was getting a lot of traffic from this site. So I clicked on the link to see what this site was and it took me to her post in the forums. Much to my delight, she was thrilled with her shop feature (whew!). As I read through her thread, I noticed how supportive the members were and really enjoyed their comments. So I poked around on some other threads and liked what I saw. I decided to join and posted another one of my shop features and said that I was the one who wrote up the feature that had been posted previously by the shop owner. At the bottom, I asked anyone interested in a shop feature to contact me. Luckily for me, someone did. A lovely woman named Stacy who, with the help of Jacqui, started not only an Etsy shop called ReCreationsProject, (they also do summer markets!), but a program for the developmentally disabled that enriches their lives, helps the environment by doing upcycled projects, and does community outreach in the form of workshops and demonstrations teaching people about upcycling and all of the nifty things they can make! I honestly stopped breathing for a minute. That is like the trifecta for me!
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Stacy's description of the group and their work blew me away. I worked with people with developmental disabilities for several years, so what she had to say in her email tugged at many of my heartstrings. Then I read the links she had sent me. This is the first thing I read on the first website I visited; I took this directly from the Re-Creations Project website on the Home tab: