Beans for Brains Scholarship Fundraising Contest!

Scholarships, raffles, and prizes - OH JIMMY!

There are so many exciting things are going on here at Jimmy Beans Wool, and today we are really excited to tell you more about the the fabulousness of the Beans for Brains Scholarship! 

This scholarship program is near and dear to our hearts because our entire fiber arts community contributes to create academic scholarships for college-bound students with fiber arts experience. Basically, any college-bound student or current student is eligible to apply if they knit, crochet, or weave. Pretty cool, eh? In the years since this program began, our amazing community has raised and distributed scholarships totaling over $50,000!  This is just another awesome example of the kindness and generosity that represents the heart of fiber artisans.

What makes this year’s program so special is our CrowdRise campaign. We hope you will check out our video and comment or share the page with your social networks. We want to shout about this from the rooftops and rally our fabulous fiber arts family — AND THIS IS WHERE THE FUN REALLY BEGINS.

To celebrate Beans for Brains, and sweeten the pot for those who help us spread the word about our scholarship fundraising efforts, Jimmy Beans Wool is offering some amazing prizes!

To be eligible to win one of these two prizes below (each worth over $150) you have to do at least one of the following (and you'll receive 1 entry for each one you do for up to 3 chances to win!):

1.    Go to this page and Tweet the message on the main page about Beans for Brains!
2.    Comment on the blog and tell us where you will share the news about Beans for Brains! (Make sure however you do not comment anonymously, we need to be able to contact you if you win!)
3.  Share the Beans for Brains Crowdrise page on your Facebook or Instagram feeds and be sure to tag Jimmy Beans Wool so that we can see your post!

And, as an additional thank you to those who donate $$ to the Beans for Brains Scholarship (sponsors excluded of course) we've created a raffle for the larger "super prize" below that is worth over $250!!!!  Everyone who donates will be entered into that raffle as well (including those who have already donated prior to this announcement.) To be eligible, go to our CrowdRise page and donate. All individual donors are automatically entered to win!

You do not have to donate to our CrowdRise campaign to be eligible for prizes #1 and #2 above.  If you choose to donate, you will automatically be entered to win prize #3. All of you will have our never-ending love and gratitude for spreading the word and donating.

We have also put some collegiate kits together to celebrate March Madness. TEAM BEANIES (split up by collegiate conference) are available on our website and Schachenmayr yarns and Jimmy Beans Wool have each generously agreed to donate $1.00 of every purchase (that's $2 per kit sold!) to the Beans for Brains Scholarship fund.

We'd like to thank our sponsors for this year's Scholarship fund! Knitter's Pride and Vogue Knitting are our Co-Sponsors in this year's campaign and we are so grateful for their generous support. Additional sponsors of this year's scholarship include Classic Elite Yarns, Cascade Yarns, Denise Knitting Needles, Lorna's Laces, Mrs. Crosby Yarns, Blue Sky Alpacas, Chicken Boots, Plymouth Yarns, Schachenmay yarns, and Anzula Yarns

Mostly, we really want to thank you (our customers) for being such an important (and awesome!) part of our family. If you are reading this, you know what an amazing group we walk among here in the fiber arts community, and we are so grateful that you walk with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


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  1. Tweeted it and commented. Glad to help point out technical glitches as a bonus. ;-) (Judy)

    1. Thanks so much Judy, for participating and for helping us get everything sorted out! :) I hope you have a wonderful day! ~Olivia

  2. Shared the Crowdrise information on my Facebook. Thanks for offering this assistance to future fiber artists!

  3. Shared the Beans for Brains info on my Facebook page. What a great program from Jimmy Beans!

  4. I'll be sharing this wonderful program on my facebook page! thanks for this!!

  5. Shared on my Twitter feed, shared on my personal and business Facebook accounts and on my Instagram account. Love sharing the word about helping fiber enthusiasts of all ages.

    1. SmartCat Studios on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. #beansforbrains #jimmybeanswool

  6. Shared on Twitter @TheShawnaRae and on Facebook Shawna Rae Dunn #beansforbrains #jimmybeanswool

  7. Great idea! Tweeted the link :)
    Quinn on Rav

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