FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A Northwest Fresno pottery business is aiming to help foster youth in our community.
Clay is the beginning of every experience at Good Dirt Pottery Studio in Northwest Fresno. The owners recently expanded their business to serve a growing customer base.
Almost two years after launching, they are now focusing on providing a space for foster youth.
“Just a little bit of clay in these hands and we’re seeing all kinds of changes in their lives,” Jorden Collins, co-owner of Good Dirt Pottery.
Jorden Collins is one of the founders of Good Dirt Pottery Studio.
She is surprised that their dream of a business and serving others is becoming a reality.
The two co-owners came together with Kasey Jackson to launch Good Dirt Collective.
“We want to get out into the community, tell people about the foster care crisis in our area and what they can do to help. One of those things is experiences of hope,” said Kasey Jackson, co-founder of Good Dirt Collective.
People can sponsor a child or family with a monthly box.
“You’re going to meet with that family and you’re going to show up every month with a box of hope. You can choose to put whatever you want in the box. It could be a family game night or a birthday party in a box,” Jackson said.
They are accepting financial donations for the program and also need mentors for foster youth.
All three women were foster mothers.
“Our motto here at Good Dirt Collective is that everyone needs good dirt to grow up in, and we truly believe that if we give kids the right soil, they will thrive and grow into everything they were meant to be ,” said Christy Manning, co-owner of Good Dirt Pottery. owner.
A greater call to love and support foster youth.
To date, the program has helped more than 30 foster youth in our community. They are learning everything from hands-on lessons to mentoring. In the future, they hope to help even more.
For more information, visit their website.
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