Firestarters are our most dedicated supporters. Through monthly, reoccurring donations, Firestarters ensure that Project FIRE has the predictable and consistent cash flow that keeps our program running efficiently and effectively each session.
Our Firestarters are part of the Project FIRE family and we show our family the love.
How? Presents of course!
Providers = Project FIRE t-shirt
Guardians = Project FIRE t-shirt and handmade bottle topper
Catalyst = Project FIRE t-shirt, and a custom Project FIRE bowl, vase, paperweight, or glass
Badass = Project FIRE t-shirt, handmade bottle topper, AND a 2-hour glass blowing lesson/session with Project FIRE
I am a provider. $25/month
Food can heal. We provide our participants with a healthy, homemade meal each time we meet. The incredible folks of the Telpochcalli Community Education Project prepare and deliver our meals.
Our shared meal is the center of our weekly group therapy session. No one leaves our program hungry.
$25/month will cover one meal for all of our youth!
(and score you a coveted Project FIRE t-shirt)
I am a guardian. $50/month
One of our biggest challenges is transportation for our participants. The currently reality in Chicago makes it impossible for our youth to remain safe while walking or taking public transportation to our space, as they often have to cross gang lines. Some participants have private transportation, but most do not. We provide youth with Lyft rides to try to ensure their safety and support their trauma recovery.
$50/month goes a long way in supporting the transportation costs of one of our youth.
(and you get a coveted Project FIRE t-shirt AND a Project FIRE handmade bottle stopper)
I am a catalyst. $75/month
Our artist are paid. They are gaining job readiness and entrepreneurial skills, as they develop into glass artists and continue along their paths of trauma recovery. Artists become active participants and valuable contributors to our shop and artistic community and are compensated for their time and talents.
$75/month will support the artist stipends paid to Project FIRE participants.
(and you get a Project FIRE t-shirt, and a custom Project FIRE bowl, vase, paperweight, or glass)
I am a badass. $100/month
The heart and soul of Project FIRE is glassblowing. The inherent danger in working with 2,000 molten glass requires team-work, communication, and complete and total attention and presence. Glassblowing provides the adrenaline, collaboration, and creative expression that makes this program such a success. Glassblowing is not a traditionally accessible medium due to the high costs of materials, tools, and equipment needed.
$100/month will support the materials and supplies required to ensure that our artists have access to this transformative medium!
(and you get a Project FIRE t-shirt, handmade bottle topper, AND a 2-hour glass blowing lesson/session with Project FIRE)