Chalmette, LA, USA – October 8, 2020 – DecoExchange hosted a four-day class at the beginning of September to raise money for families affected by Hurricane Laura. Cofounder Damon Oates is from that area and felt compelled to do something to make a difference. The class taught participants how to make a Christmas tree topper and had 2,371 signups. Of those signups, 1,507 people gave additional donations. DecoExchange raised over $50,000 to feed over 5,000 people that were out of power, had no groceries, and no electricity at the close of the challenge.
“We can’t fix the world by ourselves, but if we inspire five people to do something good – those people will go out and inspire others,” says Cofounder, Parker Stelly. “One of the core values of our business is that we use our influence, knowledge, and community to impact the world positively.”
The success of the September challenge kept the crafting duo motivated to create another challenge: The Mantle Madness is a play on the word mantel – to carry the burden, and the shelf above the fireplace. The two-day Mantel Madness Challenge will teach crafters how to decorate a fireplace mantel, tablescape, and other common spaces for decorations.
DecoExchange will use the money raised for the annual DecoExchange Christmas blessings project. The team buys, wraps, and donates gifts and essential items to women’s shelters, retirement homes, homeless shelters, and other organizations benefiting battered women and children.
Sign up for their Mantel Madness Challenge while space is still available at https://bit.ly/3lcWOPt.
Founded by Damon Oates and Parker Stelly, DecoExchange is an organization that leverages their crafting community of over 270,000 Facebook followers to raise money for a good cause while educating creators and crafters in the process on how to create and sell a handmade product.
At the heart of DecoExchange is the core value that they use their influence, knowledge, and community to impact the world positively. Teaching while also inspiring others to donate and help out is one of the many things that make the wreath making community a great thing.
Follow them on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/decoexchange.