Thursday, February 28, 2013

Four Fingered Fundraiser

  Last week I heard my friend Jonathan had an accident that resulted in him losing his index finger. This is tragic to say the least as he and his wife are both artists, crafters, makers, what ever you want to call it their hands/fingers are very important to their livelihood. 
  I have thought about them off and on for the past week and just try to imagine what it would be like. I don't think there is any way to REALLY imagine not having an index finger until you don't have one.
  I know that if this were me, I'd be completely screwed because I use all of my fingers all of the time in my jewelry making. I know that one of my biggest worries and fears is losing a digit or having arthritis so bad that I can't move my hands, or hurting anything related to my arms/hands/fingers.

  So, some of our artsy/craftsy friends have organized an online "Pop Up Shop" and all sales will go to Amber and Jonathan of Perrodin Supply Co. Not only did this terrible accident happen but the medical bills and time off from work are starting to rack up for them. 
  You can find all the information you need at the blog that has been set up for this event. You can also access the online "Pop Up Shop" here. I am pretty sure you can directly donate from the link for the online shop. (There is more info below, but I copied it from the blog...) And, if you are a maker and want to donate to the shop email: for more info.
Lets help these guys out!!!
 "Hello, and welcome to the Four Finger Fundraiser Blog. We are raising money to support Jonathan and Amber Perrodin who own and operate Perrodin Supply Company, a small supply store in the heart of Northwest Arkansas. It is a mom & pop style business that prides itself on old-fashioned friendships and exceptional products.

Jonathan is the sole carpenter behind PSCo, and last Friday, February 22nd, Jonathan amputated his right index finger while working in their studio. In a moment, their lives changed. Now they are trying to figure out how to move forward with their business, but the damage to Jonathan's finger has resulted in loss of time, as well as huge medical bills.

That's where we come in! In an amazing show of support, handmade artists and makers across the states have decided to organize a fundraiser. Beginning on Monday, March 11th, donated goods are being sold in an online pop up shop, and all of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Perrodin family to help them with their medical bills.

So mark your calendars for March 11th and bookmark the FFF online shop. Or donate directly to the Perrodin's using the "donate" button located on our sidebar. If you are interested in donating products for this fundraiser, contact us here.

Thank you so much,

The Four Finger Fundraiser Team"


  1. This is wonderful! I plan to go to the pop up shop! I may even donate!

    1. That would be so sweet of you Maria! The Perrodins are great people and were just getting a good go at things and then this happened. Glad you are considering donating.