Welcome! Small Things Matter is a club that is open to everyone. All you need is a desire to help others.
Small Things Matter is founded on the idea that small acts of kindness can make a big impact on someone’s life. We empower kids of all ages to use and share their talents to help others in need whether it be with an encouraging word on a rock, a handmade stuffie, or a card with a hand drawn picture.
Small Things Matter donates and encourages others to handcrafted items for those in need. Organizations that we partner with include Difference Makers, The Children’s Inn at the NIH , and Pediatrics at Shady Grove Hospital. We encourage our members to craft along with us from items on our Projects page and donate the completed items to us or other charities. Please see our Projects page for downloadable STM patterns and tags. Completed projects and happy recipients of our collective donation will be posted on our website so that everyone can share in the joy of knowing that you made a difference in someone’s life.
Small Things Matter performs and encourages others to perform Random Acts of Kindness. Some of our RAKS included leaving abandoned art to be found, lucky penny drops and bracelets drops. If you perform a RAK drop on our behalf, please send us a photo and a short blurb so that we can share it on our site.
Small Things Matter also designs/sells custom pinback buttons to help others spread awareness about the causes they are passionate about. We have made buttons for nonprofits, STEM Night, and rock bands. We are also available to come out and host a “Color Your Own Button” table at your event if you live in the DC Metro area. The funds raised are used to purchase materials for our many projects.
Small Things Matter is also available to help with Crafting for Charity Parties that allow groups of people to use their special day to craft for others. We provide support at any level the group is interested in. Donations to cover the costs of the materials and our time are greatly appreciated, ex. for a stuffie crafting birthday party we suggest a donation of $5/child.
If you have an idea for a new project that you’d like to lead in your area please contact us. We would love to feature your Small Things Matter project on our website.
Together we will do great things!
Lana & Roxanne