Shop with a Purpose on May 13th

The 2nd annual Craft & Vendor Fair will support Friends of Southborough Youth Commission's Camp Scholarships

Above: FSYC is promoting its list of artisans and small vendors participating in their pre-Mother’s Day downtown shopping event. (image cropped from flyer)

A week from Saturday, the Friends of Southborough Youth Commission (FSYC) is hosting its second annual shopping fundraiser for the Southborough Summer Camp Scholarship program.

The “Shop with a Purpose” Craft and Vendor Fair will take place on May 13th, the day before Mother’s Day. It’s perfect timing to shop for your mother/wife (or maybe to pamper yourself).

Shop with a Purpose FlyerI previously shared organizers’ announcement to Save the Date. Now they have more details to promote.

The admission-free shopping event will take place in the Community House again (28 Main Street) from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. The flyer promotes over 15 committed vendors, plus a photo shoot.

The event will again include a raffle, and organizers have shared a sample list of the many items that will be sold through their Silent Auction.

The following artists/entrepreneurs will be among those selling goods at the Community House:

Peter’s Pond House Maple Syrup
Opulenza Designs
Strung Jewelry Designs
The Serendipity Place
Mugs n’ More
Jack and Jax Creations
Arbonne International

Shop Chloe King
Nate’s Natty Soap
Catherine Weber Art
Charmed Hand Painted Jewelry
Gulbankian Farms
Sew Studio
The Violet Hummingbird

At a satellite event down the street, Chelsea Bradway of All Things Sparkley will be holding mini photo shoots. To sign up for a 15 minute slot click here or email (The photo sessions will be held at Apothecary Artists Studios and Gallery, 1 Boston Road.)

The Silent Auction at the Community House will include:

Les Paul style Electric Guitar
Red Sox Tickets
Patriots Tickets
Cookies by The Fierce Baker
Plants from Gulbankian Farms
Flowers by Peppers & Fern
Norwex Eco-friendly wet & dry mop
Opulenza Designs jewelry
Shop Chloe King Design Service

Wine & Cheese Basket
Gift certificates from:
  • All things Sparkly Photography
  • Release Wellness
  • Well Nested
  • Festive Breads
  • Hashtag Beauty Salon
  • and a whole lot more!

If you will be unable to attend the fundraiser (or even if you can), you can also donate to FSYC to support the cause.

The campership program enables Southborough Youth & Family services to help families that need support to send their children to summer camp.

Scholarship discounts are provided based on families’ size and income. (Learn more here.) The agency’s ability to fund the scholarships is dependent on the ongoing fundraising of FSYC.

You can donate online through the donate button on their Facebook page. (They also accept Paypal donations, but that vendor deducts a transaction fee). 

If you prefer sending checks, they should be made out to Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission and sent to Friends of the Southborough Youth Commission, Attn: Kathy Cook, 132 Turnpike Rd, Suite 250, Southborough, MA 01772.

This fundraiser is timed to be part of Southborough Youth & Family Services’ Mental Health Awareness Month events. Check out more events in the May series here.

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