A Response Partnership
Communities in crisis band together, and we're grateful for the amazing organizations that have joined us in battling COVID-19. As a group, our focus is to take care of the healthcare professionals and front line workers who most need Personal Protective Equipment. Together we've gathered hundreds of volunteers who are making supplies in their homes to then be donated locally in Thurston County and beyond. Join us!
Meet the Partners
Arbutus Folk School
The Arbutus Folk School is a 501(c)3 non-profit based in Olympia, Washington. Our philosophy and programming as a folks school focuses on serving our mission:
Enrich the resiliency and vibrancy of individuals and communities through joyful learning, creative cultural expression, and appreciation of folklife.
The Arbutus Folk School Mission
The school provides enlivening learning experiences through a wide-range of activities focused on fostering appreciation, knowledge and access to craft, music, community, celebrations and lore.
South Salish Mighty Masks is a facebook group of nearly 500 strong and over 100 active volunteers who are donating cloth face masks to local organizations in need. Join the facebook group to participate, or email [email protected].
The Lacey MakerSpace opened in 2019 under the 501(c)3 non-profit Thurston EDC Center for Business and Innovation, in partnership with the City of Lacey and Saint Martin’s University. We strive to be a catalyst for local economic growth by providing access to advanced design and fabrication tools, business and education resources, and skill development.
The Lacey MakerSpace fosters innovation, entrepreneurship, and skill building.
The Lacey MakerSpace Mission
The makerspace is housed in a 3500 sq. ft. workshop that allows makers and innovators access to 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, and much more.