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

goal is to generate paying jobs

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!

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!

3 weeks 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!

3 weeks 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!

1 month 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

2 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

2 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 .

2 months ago

Crafters For Life

Great seeing Stephanie and company again. She is the proud owner of 2 pieces of Kevin’s artwork from past shows! ... See MoreSee Less

Great seeing Stephanie and company again.  She is the proud owner of 2 pieces of Kevin’s artwork from past shows!

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We love seeing your table at the shows!!!

2 months ago

Crafters For Life

Tomorrow is our last show for 2017! Kevin will finish out the year at the Northampton Senior Center with some new holiday themed art work. Stop out, say hello, do some shopping and see Kevin's work up close!

Holiday MarketplaceDecember 1, 2017, 5:00pmNorthampton Senior CenterFree Admission to this One Stop shopping event for all of your holiday gift giving. With over 50 vendors there will be something special for everyone on your list! Food will be available for purchase from the Northampton Township Lions Club. For additional information please call 215-357-8199.
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Holiday Marketplace

2 months ago

Crafters For Life

Sugar Scrubs are back in stock! Get them while they last! etsy.me/2io6H2k #bathandbeauty #sugar #scrub #lemon #oliveoil #natural #specialneeds #giftforher #exfoliate ... See MoreSee Less

Sugar Scrubs are back in stock!  Get them while they last!   http://etsy.me/2io6H2k #bathandbeauty #sugar #scrub #lemon #oliveoil #natural #specialneeds #giftforher #exfoliate

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I’ve made so many for Audra’s friends for Christmas we did eucalyptus, peppermint and coconut oil yum

Love the scrubs 😍

❤️❤️❤️

2 months ago

Crafters For Life

Cyber Week starts tomorrow! Enter 20OFF during checkout to save 20% when you spend $25. etsy.me/2n6sA7Q #etsysale #etsycoupon #shopsmall ... See MoreSee Less

Cyber Week starts tomorrow!  Enter 20OFF during checkout to save 20% when you spend $25. http://etsy.me/2n6sA7Q #etsysale #etsycoupon #shopsmall

2 months ago

Crafters For Life

Today is Shop Small Saturday! With a workshop in our dining room and local craft shows as a store front, I think that Crafters For Life qualifies - don't you? Take advantage of 20% off purchases of $25 or more with 20OFF at checkout. etsy.me/2i70R54 #SHOPSMALL ... See MoreSee Less

Today is Shop Small Saturday!  With a workshop in our dining room and local craft shows as a store front, I think that Crafters For Life qualifies - dont you?  Take advantage of 20% off purchases of $25 or more with 20OFF at checkout.  http://etsy.me/2i70R54 #SHOPSMALL

 

Next Events / Shows

February 17, 2018
  • Polar Bear Plunge
    February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sea Isle City, NJ 08243, USA map

February 18, 2018
  • Polar Bear 5k for Autism
    February 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sea Isle City, NJ 08243, USA map