October 5×5 Night
October 23, 2023 11:59 pm
The Market Made impacts in a few ways: 1) For our adult customers, our handmade products combined with our build your own experience helps them execute self-expression, gives them an opportunity to shop and be engaged, and they can easily add detail to boring spaces like office desks, refrigerators, and in bathrooms. 2) For the kids and teenagers who experience the build your own section, it brings so much joy for them to be creative, practice self-expression, and air plants are a great starter plant for them too! 3) As a company, The Market Made dedicates 10% of our profits each quarter to local nonprofits to ensure we are serving the local community as well. Build your own terrariums, planters, and our online kits are a fantastic way to shop for the products you want and create the experiences you will cherish.
What I'll do with $5,000
This year, The Market Made will be a vendor at the first-ever Grand Rapids Christkindl Market at the Downtown Market! This is a huge endeavor because I will have to at least quadruple our production and storage capabilities. Additionally, I will be launching some new build your own kits, gift sets, and my mom will be hand-painting ornaments. If I am awarded the $5,000 grant, it will specifically go towards figuring out packaging for the gift sets, ornaments, and build your own kits, product testing, paying the remaining balance of the booth fee, and purchasing more supplies like silicone molds to be able to increase production significantly.