How Chris Craft is making his mark on the Green Kid Crafts brand
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Crafts are an integral part of Green Kid’s mission to bring kids back to the outdoors and bring fun back to their lives.
The family-owned company is dedicated to creating crafts that children love and that inspire them.
Its a hobby that they have taken a passion for, Crafts, says founder and CEO Chris Craft.
Crafts, who has worked in the field of craft for over 30 years, began crafting after a childhood injury to his left arm left him unable to operate his wheelchair.
“It was like a rollercoaster ride of learning to walk again,” Craft says.
“I was able to use the mobility, and then I could do things I couldn’t do before.”
Craft had a long history with the craft and hobby as a kid.
In high school, he started crafting his own craft for a friend, and soon began crafting for his school’s marching band.
As a kid, Craft’s father was also a hobbyist and craftsman, and Craft was encouraged to pursue his passion.
“I started to make stuff, and I wanted to do it for myself, and to make it for the kids,” Craft recalls.
He was able as a teenager to work with friends and his dad, and in 2009, Craft founded Craft Craft Workshops, a program that offered workshops for kids.
By 2011, Craft was designing and creating custom craft kits for his own children.
With the goal of providing a home for kids in the community, Craft has built a business that caters to all types of craft and has partnered with local schools and nonprofits.
Craft’s approach is rooted in a belief that kids should not be left behind.
“The kids are in the loop,” Craft explains.
“They know the basics.
They can play with the kids.
We don’t have a lot of kids that are able to be in the craft industry.
It’s like being an adult, but instead of doing the work, we’re the ones doing the fun.
We are the ones that do the work.”
Craft Workshops is a nonprofit that provides workshops to help children in need.
Over the years, Craft and his family have helped hundreds of children, many of whom had to have surgeries.
Crafts says he doesn’t worry about whether he’ll ever be able to afford to buy a home and is grateful to be able do this work for his children.
“It gives me a sense of fulfillment, and a sense that we are doing something good,” Craft said.
If Craft doesn’t have kids, the Crafts plan to work towards creating an adult workshop to take care of kids at home.
One of Craft’s sons, Chris, says the family’s focus on the craft is an important part of their mission.
“My dad always had a passion to craft and it was like an obsession,” Chris Craft says of his dad’s passion.
“We grew up together, and we had a lot in common.
I think that’s why he always had this love for making things.”
Chris Craft says his father was a craftsman and that was the reason they grew up so closely together.
Chris says he wants Craft Workshop to help other parents, especially parents who are not able to get to the craft shops that are nearby, so they can be a part of the process.
Craft says he’s happy that his son is taking up the craft, but that he’s also excited about the future.
“[Chris] wants to become a master craftsman,” Craft adds.
“So, we are going to work on it.
We will work on getting a space, and that’s something that he wants to do.”
For more information on Craft Works, visit craftworks.org or contact Craft at 604-892-3200.
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