These newest members of our community and country arrive here after years of refugee camps and uncertainty that have been their constant companions during this flight to safety and hope. Their histories, customs, social norms and traditions, culture and faith are vastly different, highly visible and often misunderstood.
it is opportunity and possibility;
it is support toward participation and citizenry;
it is understanding and hard work.
Artisans4Hope is a community driven nonprofit organization. A4H assists local refugees in developing the skill base, language acquisition, and competence to successfully integrate into their new community.
Artisans4Hope builds on the traditional cultural handcraft skills and interests of refugees by providing:
• training and supplies to advance and expand their textile skills,
• business training,
• opportunities to market their handcrafted items, and
• opportunities for employment or entrepreneurship.
Artisans4Hope creates a safe environment to foster friendships, collaboration and healthy connections.
- Quilt Batting (Warm and Natural)
- Thread (new/all colors)
- 100% Wool
- Leather/Suede Scraps
- Working Sewing Machines
- Universal Sewing Machine Needles
- Gift Certificates to Fabric Stores
- Vintage Buttons
- Natural Fiber Quilting Fabric
- Natural Fiber Yarns
- Ziploc Bags (quart, gallon)
Contact us if you would like to donate supplies or to give a financial donation through Social Good Network, click below:
A heartfelt thank you from the students and volunteers of Artisans4Hope to Steve West at Centra Consulting and Tom and Barbara Mannschreck at Thomas Development Co: you have given us space; sponsored our facility and utilities cost; and have been terrific neighbors. Thank you.
Boise, ID 83703
Workspace Open Hours
Tuesdays 1-4p (Knitting)
9-12p (Production Sewing)
12-3:30 (Open Sewing)
3:30-5:30p (Afternoon Class)
Thursdays 9-12p (Beginning Sewing)