Role: Co-Founder and President (June 2012 – September 2014)
*still an active organization at Rancho Bernardo High School
Krafts for Kids is an on campus club that allows high school students to create for a cause by making crafts, selling them, and sending the profits to children centers in San Diego.
During my sophomore year of high school, I noticed a dramatic cut on creative electives due to budget cuts. As students inspired by art and creative thinking, my friend, Maxine Mulvey and I decided to create a club on campus to accommodate for the school’s loss of artistic electives. The club quickly gained momentum since its inception and gathered over 60 members during the first year of our start. After realizing how much of an impact our organization can have, we decided to turn the organization into a project that can benefit the community.
After the first month, not only does the Krafts for Kids allow individuals to channel in their artistic abilities but it also enables them to create for a cause by selling the crafts-of-the-month to our local community. During my time as president, the organization raised over $5,000 in craft-profit and upon my graduation, we donated the full amount to San Diego Center for Children’s art budget.
Today, the Krafts for Kids holds over 150 members and still runs as a students organization at Rancho Bernardo High School.
Check out some of our past crafts!