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Nashua PAL Fundraiser & a Chance to Win Art

Kristen’s work with Building on Hope is gearing up for May construction. Until then, she is raising money for the Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven. She has already donated hours of her time. Yet, cash donations will go far to turn her ideas into reality during construction. What does she love so much about this project?

Nashua PAL Youth Safe Haven’s small staff and army of volunteers serve over 2,000 kids in Southern New Hampshire in engaging programming, like afterschool/summer care, football, cheerleading, boxing cross country, basketball, and so much more. The PAL Youth Safe Haven community center – home to the afterschool and boxing programs along with all staff – is in desperate need of a renovation. They need more efficient space for their growing population, better safety and security options, and an overall modernization of the Youth Safe Haven.

Imagine our community without the critical youth programming they provide to our next generation of community leaders – everything from building leadership skills to ensuring each youth member has a backpack for the new school year. I can’t! And I want to make sure that we continue to support their important work

Kristen Dettoni

Are you feeling inspired to donate?

For everyone who donates $25 or more, Kristen will enter your name into a raffle for a free piece of original needle punch artwork. Kristen first learned to needle punch on a trip to Scotland last year with ACE Camps. Since returning, she has been using this technique to translate her ideas into textural pieces of art. The winner will win a piece inspired by an aerial cityscape. Kristen had previously designed a pattern based on the gridded city streets of Manhattan. She is still excited to work with the idea. Using this needle punch technique, she adds areas of tuft to add texture. This creates contrast and adds even more visual interest. This unique piece of art is approximately 8.5″ x 8.5″ and made with wool yarn. It comes ready to hang on your wall.

Make a donation today for a chance to win this one of a kind artwork and support the Nashua PAL. The lucky winner will be announced in a future trend letter. Subscribe today!

Update: construction for this project was delayed due to COVID-19. It will be completed in fall 2020.

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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