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Steel Toe Studios Support Fund

$18,526 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 256 people in 1 month
UPDATE:  HELP MEET OUR STRETCH GOAL!
In response to the overwhelming support of our community, we are increasing our goal ensure that Erica is fully supported. Your contribution has assured that she will have the resources to cover her base material costs. Now let's make sure that she is fully supported through the months it will take to rebuild her inventory. This stretch goal will help cover some lost wages and allow her to hire additional labor so that she can begin filling orders as quickly as possible.  Any amount helps!

Thank you for your support. 

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Artist, mother, teacher, and activist, Erica Gordon, sole-proprietor of Steel Toe Studios has suffered an incredible loss. In the midst of the peak holiday season, she was robbed of all of her inventory, valued at $20,000, from her stall at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. This included several hundred pieces, made by her, by hand. She estimates this to be over four months of accumulated work.

To get back to business, Erica will need financial support to restock her materials and produce more merchandise. This gofundme goal can do just that. This is a goal we can reach together as a community. Erica believes so strongly in community. She builds it with her work, among her friends, at her son’s school. We are all lucky that Erica has made us part of her community. Now we have a chance as that community to support someone who’s been there for us.

Let’s help Erica get back into the studio to rebuild her inventory and get back on her feet. Any contribution, no matter what amount, will help us reach this goal to support Erica. It adds up.

Other ways to help:
- Look out for Erica's merchandise in second-hand clothing stores, pawn shops etc.
- Support Steel Toe Studios and buy work directly from Erica via her online store.

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Okay my loves, well there goes my attempt at emailing thank yous to all of you personally when I sent my first one of the day, to my buddy Arne, to EVERYONE! agh. Anyhow I have to say I am feeling so so much better about life now that a week has passed and I am clearing the way for new ideas, new work and letting go of this crap experience. I do actually want to thank each and every one of you personally, and properly, so with a little time and some technical help I will get there! I am pleased as pie for this beautiful showing of love and support and am humbled by all of your donations. I will make you proud in this upcoming year, and want to extend an open invitation to come see me at the studio once I am back up and running. I will throw a thank you party, and will post that info through here and online. Again, thank you so much, I am so lucky to have such an incredible community. xo, Erica
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We are so close to our goal, thank you every single lovely human who has donated to this campaign. There have also been multiple offers to help me in my studio so I am thrilled to accept those. I have such an incredible local and national community, and I am beyond thankful. I am trying to get some more info from police but currently there is no word about my work or the thief. I remain hopeful that some smattering of work might show up somewhere, so thanks for keeping your eyes open for any of my jewelry or buckles or belts in inappropriate places! I plan on getting back to the studio soon, however my new (amateur) detective agency has already launched. Thank you again, you guys are so rad. I send you loads of hugs. Erica
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