The Seattle Metals Guild (SMG) has supported women’s shelters and the Dress for Success program for years by collecting jewelry and beads, then sorting, cleaning and repairing them. The finished items are donated to the aforementioned programs or are sold, with all profits going back to these organizations. They’ve raised $54,500 since 2016!
You can drop off any beads or jewelry — even broken, tangled, or mismatched — at the following collection points:
- Esther’s Fabric Store
- Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
- Bay Hay and Feed
- Sole Mates
- Island Gallery
Jane Martin, the 2020 SMG Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, and her group of volunteers will then work their repair magic to benefit these good causes.