Derek is one of 6 Spirit of Sandra Scholars (Sandra Schmirler Foundation) for this year!
Each of the Scholars has committed to organizing a fundraiser in their local community to build awareness and raise money to support the mission of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, which is to donate to Newborn Intense Care Units (NICUs) in hospitals across Canada for the purchase of life-saving equipment for babies born too soon, too small or too sick.
We believe that the best gifts to give to anyone are those which are made from the heart. Since the year 2000, we have been designing and making our own handmade gifts for family and friends, initially starting with tiffany-style stained glass decorative art and then branching off into different media in the decade and a half since.
In the future, we want to open up our own workshop space where we can teach and spread our knowledge to anyone who is interested in crafting, because we hope that everyone can learn to give something handmade and from the heart. For now, we will continue to be working on expanding and improving our online gallery of pictures while also planning to bring you interesting content to read on our blog!