Helpertunity is an all-volunteer 990N-sized 501(c)(3) charity, founded in 2010, that empowers elderly, disabled, and itinerant makers, their caregivers, and their community. The small charity collects and provides upcycled activity resources, craft supplies, and maker-training for its participants' creative and purposeful voluntainment. Helpertunity's community-volunteers visit nursing homes and other facilities to provide crafts classes, adaptive games, and holiday festivities, and also packs kits for patients' independent/in-room activity. With our year 2020-2030 focus on eco-beneficial arts, technology, and vintage carnival-style gameplay; Helpertunity has been researching, advocating, and prototyping ways for greater adaptive technology and play-space access for all ages and abilities.
At Maker Faire, you can join in and support Helpertunity's programs by donating /subscribing to sponsor the charity's unique community efforts; and take part in their fun and games! Enjoy Helpertunity's spin-and-win wheel / plush-rescue-pet adoption -or- Try your hand at Helpertunity's bottle-bricking interactive art demonstration; that helps the planet by repurposing plastics -or- Show off your sparkle by selecting one of Helpertunity's artisan-applied glitter tattoos or another unique elder-crafted gift item.
Exhibit Zone: Opportunity
Exhibit Space: OE29 (Subject to Change)
Exhibit Number: 21-40