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Just Add Creative is Now a 501(c)(3) Charity!

From the Office of the Treasurer

We are pleased to announce that Just Add Creative has officially been granted 501(c)(3) status by the IRS as of March 2024. This is a significant milestone for our organization, and we couldn't be more excited to share the news with our community.

What Does 501(c)(3) Status Mean?

Recent art in our free little art gallery (Credit: Amy Shaw)
Recent art in our free little art gallery (Credit: Amy Shaw)

Receiving 501(c)(3) status means that Just Add Creative is recognized as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization. This designation is reserved for organizations that operate exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, scientific, or literary purposes. It also means that donations to Just Add Creative are now tax-deductible, providing a great incentive for supporters to contribute to our mission.

Why This Matters

Achieving 501(c)(3) status is not just about tax benefits; it validates our commitment to making a positive impact in our community. It opens up new opportunities for funding and grants, which will help us expand our reach and enhance our programs. With this status, we can ensure that more resources go directly to creating and distributing our craft kits to those who need them most.

Our Journey to 501(c)(3)

The journey to becoming a 501(c)(3) organization has been a challenging and rewarding experience. It involved meticulous planning, dedication, and support from our volunteers and community members. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been part of this journey, from our dedicated team members to our generous donors.

What's Next for Just Add Creative?

Collage made by one of our little visitors (Credit: Amy Shaw)
Collage made by one of our little visitors (Credit: Amy Shaw)

With our new status, we plan to:

  • Expand our craft kit distribution to reach more underserved communities.

  • Collaborate with other nonprofits and community organizations to maximize our impact.

  • Launch new initiatives and programs that foster creativity and learning.

  • Continue to gather feedback and ideas from our community to improve and innovate our offerings.

How You Can Help

As a newly minted 501(c)(3) organization, your support is more important than ever. Here are a few ways you can get involved:

  • Donate: We are in the process of setting up our donation button through Donorbox. Stay tuned for updates! In the meantime, we gladly accept donations of gently used art supplies. Please contact us at for more information about what types of art supplies we need.

  • Volunteer: Join our team and help us create and distribute craft kits.

  • Spread the Word: Share our mission with your friends and family and encourage them to get involved.

  • Suggest Ideas: Visit our little free art gallery and drop your suggestions in our suggestion box.

Thank you for being a part of the Just Add Creative community. Together, we can continue to bring joy, creativity, and support to those who need it most.

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