We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Here in Fayetteville, we take care of each other.
That’s why when local artist and Little Craft Show co-organizer Jonathan Perrodin recently lost his index finger in a miter saw accident, community members rallied to donate their art, crafts, services, and even proceeds from an upcoming theatrical performance to help his family.
Perrodin and his wife Amber run a small art, craft, and supply business called Perrodin Supply Co.. With Jonathan serving as the company’s primary carpenter, his family is now faced with significant financial challenges because of his time away from work and from medical bills associated with the accident.
That’s where the “Four Finger Fundraiser” comes in.
The group, led by local artist Stacie Bloomfield and including artists and crafters from all over the country, have created an online pop-up shop to sell donated arts and crafts to help raise money for the Perrodins.
The shop includes a host of handmade items such as photographs, prints, paintings and a limited edition t-shirt created specifically for the cause.
Local theatre company The Artist Laboratory Theatre has also pledged proceeds from their “Found Fayetteville” shows on March 22-23 at the Sheet Fort Theatre. Tickets to the shows are $10, and all proceeds go to the Perrodin family.
The pop-up shop opened on Monday, and will remain open for about a week, and possibly longer if more items are donated.
For more information about the fundraiser, or to get involved, visit fourfingerfundraiser.blogspot.com.