What’s better than creatives helping creatives? How about creatives helping creatives help creatives? And that’s exactly what Sara Schwittek, one of our favorite creatives in the Queen City, is doing with her brand, Shy Siren Jewelry.
Creativity often begets creativity, and Sara is on a mission to use her own jewelry-making creative prowess to help Charlotte’s creative community during the time of COVID-19.
Shy Siren is currently holding a promotion for their new Queen City necklace designed specifically to support CLT creatives. With every purchase of the necklace featuring a queen’s crown resting on a heart, Shy Siren will donate $15 towards Charlotte Is Creative’s HUG Micro-grant program.
The HUG (Helpful Unfettered Gift) Micro-grant program provides Charlotte creatives with a $100 no-strings-attached “love bombs of cash” to help jumpstart their creative endeavors. As we like to say, our HUGs are “propelling big ideas with little nudges.”
Normally, Charlotte Is Creative awards four $250 HUGs a month thanks to sponsors and donations. HUGS have shifted under stay-at-home conditions to get fund more creative endeavors that can be executed quickly and shared with the Charlotte community virually.
By purchasing a Shy Siren Queen City necklace, you supporting a local small business and pro creatives all across Charlotte.
“This worldwide pandemic is taking a massive toll on all humans, all around this entire planet. As individuals, we can feel so powerless to make a change,” Sara explained about why Shy Siren is donating to the HUG program. “I see how the people in my community of Charlotte are facing one of the most challenging times in their careers.”
To help Shy Siren help us help Charlotte’s creative community and create some positive change by purchasing your very own Queen City necklace here.
Interested in applying or donating?
Have a creative project or idea, but you need a little help getting it off the ground? Apply for a HUG here.
Want to give your support to Charlotte creatives? Donate to the HUG program here.
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