From their funding page: “We are heartbroken to share that Inspirations Studio is facing imminent closure. For 23 years, the ceramics-based program has supported hundreds of low-income women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma, and mental health issues.
As we look for stable funding and a new partner, we are asking for public donations to keep the program alive. Our target of 60K will sustain the program through 2018, in conjunction with funds we are anticipating from the City of Toronto and those received already from an anonymous donor. Together this support will secure studio rent, bills, materials, and skeleton staff so the current members can sustain their essential income, continue to access a safe space to be creative, and maintain a sense of meaning and purpose. As one member told us, “Inspirations saved my life.”
Although we aim to reach our target and sustain the Studio for one year while we find long-term funds, any amount raised will help extend the program beyond 2017 and support the participants. Any and all donations represent a success and will benefit the women. “