When I first started Sassy Family in 2012, this little girl was not even one years old. I was organizing Sassy Family with a group of moms who, like me, had been working for a very long time, had babies, and for the first time could focus on things that they love. We started with craft fairs to promote small businesses, stumbled on kid's clothing swaps to help others, made connections with people and other non-profit groups (Loved Twice and Help a Mother Out), and created a set of events that I hope did well for the East Bay community.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our latest swap. We had it at a brand new location in Maxwell Park in Oakland. It proved to be a solid location because it was closer to more families and the environment was more comfortable than in the past. In fact, we may have gained more volunteers for future Sassy Family events!
Sassy Family has been and continues to be a great ride for me. Now it's time for me to expand and take it to other places. I'm moving to Nashville TN this month, leaving a part of my heart and part of Sassy Family here in the West coast and bringing it to the East (actually the South) coast. The South is actually where I'm from, so I am excited to go back and take what I have learned here in the Bay.
So what does this all look like for Sassy Family. First off, our swaps and craft fairs will continue in the Bay Area with the guidance of Sarah Scarborough and other dedicated volunteers. Then, we will have swaps and diaper drives in Nashville, starting in September. Finally, to tie this all together, is that we hope to make Sassy Family into a non-profit by 2015.
Very exciting, isn't it? Well for my Sassy Family, I hope you remain with us to enjoy the ride because it's going to be good!
Founder and Operator of the Sassy Family Craft Fair and the Sassy Family Kid's Clothing Swap