Designed For Joy's 2023 Evening of Giving

September 14, 2023 @ 7:00PM — 10:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

CAM Raleigh: 409 W Martin St Raleigh, NC 27603 Get Directions

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Celebrate 6 years of serving over 100 women with over $400,000 in living wages earned. Help us raise $125,000 through our Evening of Giving.

Designed For Joy provides women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability. We provide living wage work for women emerging with trafficking, homelessness, time in prison and other vulnerable situation.

LIVE NOW! Our online auction is now live and features more than 75 beautiful items donated from business all over the state. Start bidding today! Auction ends at 8:45 pm on the night of Evening of Giving.

Friends of Designed For Joy
Add your name by purchasing the Friends of Designed For Joy ticket option.

Eric and Heather Wilkins, Morgan Kelly, Chris and Rebecca Ayers, Cary and Rob Heise, Tomiko Lane, Stacie Walker, Tim and Angela Padgett, Shawn and Kristen Sydow, Caitlin & Joe Howison, Randi Ligon, Denise Stewart, Patty & Ted Geiger, Grettel Cousins, Maggie Rougier-Chapman, Kathleen Kenney, Steve & Sherika, Dee and Patrick Jones, Jeanette Gulledge, Jennifer Rogers, Chris & Rebecca Ayers, Ian & Kim Richardson, Gretchen Bullock, Kathi Prancan, Amber Ahles, Alicia Stocks...

What to Expect

Beautiful Location
The event is located at the beautiful CAM Art Museum. Enjoy the artwork while supporting Designed For Joy.

Live Music and Dancing
Enjoy live music from the band, Bounce!

Stories of Success through Designed for Joy
Listen to success stories from our artisans and learn about the direct impact that Designed For Joy has had on their lives.

Artisan Experience
Sew together with an expert sewist to create one of our signature products.

Online Auction
Explore a variety of items up for auction at our silent auction. Proceeds directly support our mission and provide employment opportunities for women in need.

Catered Stations with Beer and Wine
Enjoy a heavy hors d'oeuvre and drinks provided by our amazing sponsors.

Locally Hand Painted Bag Auction
Artists from the Raleigh area have hand-painted some original DFJ leather bags to be auctioned off online and during the event.

Shop Designed For Joy's leather handbags, jewelry and home decor online, in the studio and at Evening of Giving.

Our studio is open 10am-2pm Monday - Saturday for shopping and tours.
517 W Cabarrus St, Suite A Raleigh, N.C. (Ask how you can help make the studio wheelchair accessible.)

A big thank you to our sponsors!

Food & Beverage Sponsor
Calvin & Kelly Carter Family Foundation
Auction Sponsor
Merriment Realty
Artisan Experience
McDonald York Building Company
Social Sponsor
Christi Ann Photography
Madison Oaks Wealth Partners
State Employees' Credit Union
Woomer Insurance & Financial Services
Brandi Gerew
Bianca Harris
Bag Sponsor
Amelia Aesthetics
Both Worlds Travel
Dodge Girl Enterprises, LLC
Far Packaging Co.,Inc.
S&P Global
In Kind Sponsors
Christi Ann Photography
Frolic & Co
House of Hops
Owl Eye Creative
Ponysaurus Brewing
Riparian Provision Co
Tasty Beverage Co
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Trophy Brewing

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