Products made and sold by
Young Adults with Autism and Other Special Needs

goal is to generate paying jobs

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Custom Orders

Need 1,000 special gifts for a wedding, shower or corporate event?  Or just 1 for a very special birthday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day?  We’ve got you covered!  Send us your photo or drawing and we will turn it into something you will enjoy every day.  No order too big or too small.  Send a description of what you are looking for to sales@craftersforlife.com

Creating social and employment opportunities.

TeacherGiftProducts sold by Crafters For Life are made, packaged and sold by young adults with autism and other special needs.  All proceeds from sales of these products go back into supporting and expanding this program for these individuals.  Our goal is to provide paying jobs upon graduation from high school.  Read how it all started in the ‘About Us’ page.  You can buy these great products by clicking on the ‘ Online Store‘ page above or better yet, stop out and talk to us in person at our next craft show!

1 week ago

Crafters For Life

Great evening meeting the 2018 Philadelphia Soul players and coaches with our new friends from Audible For Autism. We will join these 2 great organizations at Audible for Autism's Interactive Autism Therapy Festival at the Wells Fargo Center in June. ... See MoreSee Less

Great evening meeting the 2018 Philadelphia Soul players and coaches with our new friends from Audible For Autism.  We will join these 2 great organizations at Audible for Autisms Interactive Autism Therapy Festival at the Wells Fargo Center in June.Image attachment

1 month ago

Crafters For Life

April is Autism Awareness month - here are some ideas to make the most of it while directly benefiting individuals with autism.
1. Fund raiser selling CFL products. Great way to get high school autistic support classes real world skills - selling, track orders, collect money (real - not classroom) and delivering the order to the customer - while raising money! Contact us to get started.
2. Stock CFL products in your store or business. A small amount of space by your register would be a great spot for some puzzle piece key chains. Go to Etsy.CraftersForLife.com to see our products.
3. Let us make some custom products for you. Great for employee appreciation gifts, corporate marketing...
All of these are true win-win ideas!
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Ashleigh Nelson the keychains are cute

Breanna Harris

Desiree Doyle

2 months ago

Crafters For Life

Another fantastic event this year! We are proud to be a sponsor this year as well as a vendor - look for Crafters For Life on your race shirt. What's that? You don't have a shirt because you did not attend? You do not know what you missed. Mark you calendar for next year - it is always the Sunday of presidents weekend.

Polar Bear Run Walk for Autism
Awards Ceremony!!! Thank you to EVERYONE for participating in our 10th Annual Event!!
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2 months ago

Crafters For Life

All set at Mike's Seafood Polar Bear 5k for Autism. ... See MoreSee Less

All set at Mikes Seafood Polar Bear 5k for Autism.

3 months ago

Crafters For Life

We are thrilled to attend this great weekend of events - Plunge on Saturday and run on Sunday. Sign up today!ARE YOU REGISTERED YET? The Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18! Pre-register today at www.polarbearrunwalkforautism.com!

Following the race…Join us for the after party at Lacosta featuring an Awesome Continental Buffet, Door-Prizes, Live Music, Magicians and Face Painters for the Kids and the Awards Ceremony! #polarbearrunwalkforautism #autismawareness #mikesseafood
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We are thrilled to attend this great weekend of events - Plunge on Saturday and run on Sunday.  Sign up today!

4 months ago

Crafters For Life

2017 by the Numbers - Part 2:
No surprise that key chains and coasters were the top selling product categories - we sell thousands and thousands of each. What was surprising to us was that Bill Franklin's Soul Man Jewelry was the 3rd largest product category representing nearly 15% of gross sales! Keep in mind that Bill has been making and selling his great jewelry for over 6 years, but we did not start working with Bill until this past July. In 6 months we sold nearly as much as Bill sold on his own in the prior 6 years!

We expect Bill's jewelry to be the top category in 2018 and look to have his work as bridal party gifts in multiple upcoming weddings. Talk about a special gift - matching bracelets and necklaces that are color coordinated to your special day!

Bill has also proven to us that there are adults with special needs out there making high quality products that will fit into our business model. We have turned into Bill's sales force! If you know someone like Bill, please have them get in touch (sales@CraftersForLife.com) - maybe CFL can be their sales force too!
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2017 by the Numbers - Part 2:
No surprise that key chains and coasters were the top selling product categories - we sell thousands and thousands of each.  What was surprising to us was that Bill Franklins Soul Man Jewelry was the 3rd largest product category representing nearly 15% of gross sales!  Keep in mind that Bill has been making and selling his great jewelry for over 6 years,  but we did not start working with Bill until this past July.  In 6 months we sold nearly as much as Bill sold on his own in the prior 6 years!We expect Bills jewelry to be the top category in 2018 and look to have his work as bridal party gifts in multiple upcoming weddings.  Talk about a special gift - matching bracelets and necklaces that are color coordinated to your special day!Bill has also proven to us that there are adults with special needs out there making high quality products that will fit into our business model.  We have turned into Bills sales force!  If you know someone like Bill, please have them get in touch (sales@CraftersForLife.com) - maybe CFL can be their sales force too!Image attachment

4 months ago

Crafters For Life

2017 by the Numbers - Part 1:
Our total sales were up over 15% from 2016. Craft shows continue to be our primary source for sales, plus a great way to get our team working with social interactions. We plan to continue to attend quality shows and festivals in 2018.

In 2017, the online sales increased from under 5% of our total sales to over 12%. It is very important to us to continue this online growth in 2018.

Wholesale sales included sales to West Point, multiple school districts and multiple weddings. Even with these, however, our total wholesales sales were down by nearly 30%. This will be a focus for 2018.

Bottom line - Fantastic 2017 and we are setup for double digit growth in 2018!
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2017 by the Numbers - Part 1:
Our total sales were up over 15% from 2016.  Craft shows continue to be our primary source for sales, plus a great way to get our team working with social interactions.  We plan to continue to attend quality shows and festivals in 2018.In 2017, the online sales increased from under 5% of our total sales to over 12%.  It is very important to us to continue this online growth in 2018.Wholesale sales included sales to West Point, multiple school districts and multiple weddings.  Even with these, however, our total wholesales sales were down by nearly 30%.  This will be a focus for 2018.Bottom line - Fantastic 2017 and we are setup for double digit growth in 2018!

4 months ago

Crafters For Life

Getting down to crunch time - don't get left out in the cold. All orders received by 2pm will ship the same day. Shop now and shop often - don't forget the stockings! etsy.me/2yJm2MQ #accessories #scarf #autism #autismawareness ... See MoreSee Less

Getting down to crunch time - dont get left out in the cold.  All orders received by 2pm will ship the same day.  Shop now and shop often - dont forget the stockings! http://etsy.me/2yJm2MQ #accessories #scarf #autism #autismawareness

5 months ago

Crafters For Life

Ok - looking for a Christmas miracle. Does anyone know a company that can help with this parking lot? Right now, this parking lot is the obstacle for a new business that not only will generate jobs for adults with special needs, create a model that can be replicated - generating more jobs for adults with special needs, these guys brew a GREAT beer! Is there anyone out there who can help me, you and everyone else get some great beer?Hey there! It was brought to our attention that some people may think we’re open for business. Nope. Not yet. We’re still in the making.
The variance meeting was continued last evening. Next meeting is scheduled for January 8th.
#gotknockedabout
#notsurehowthiswillshakeout

Current status: Trying to not let it suck the joy out of our Christmas.
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Ok - looking for a Christmas miracle.  Does anyone know a company that can help with this parking lot?  Right now, this parking lot is the obstacle for a new business that not only will generate jobs for adults with special needs, create a model that can be replicated - generating more jobs for adults with special needs, these guys brew a GREAT beer!  Is there anyone out there who can help me, you and everyone else get some great beer?

 

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What help is needed specifically?

Emily Hoffman not sure if you know anyone

5 months ago

Crafters For Life

The perfect teacher, TA, OT, PT...everyone on your support team.. gift:
Autism Awareness Puzzle Key Chain / Keyfob with black backing and a sturdy 12 inch wrist loop - made by Adults with Special Needs etsy.me/2iEYXZA #teachergift #keychain #autism
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The perfect teacher, TA, OT, PT...everyone on your support team.. gift:
Autism Awareness Puzzle Key Chain / Keyfob with black backing and a sturdy 12 inch wrist loop - made by Adults with Special Needs http://etsy.me/2iEYXZA #teachergift #keychain #autism

 

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Very good quality. When it's in my purse instead of on my wrist, it never bunches up so it's super easy to find!

I got these for my sons whole school team last year and got more for the new teachers this year. Love this as a teacher gift!! High quality .


 

Next Events / Shows

April 21, 2018
  • Bucks County Special Olympics
    April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Council Rock High School North, 62 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA 18940, USA map

  • Spring Fling Festival
    April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Peddler's Village, 2400 Street Rd, New Hope, PA 18938, USA map