Here is a copy of the ETSY Storque article:
In March, a few of the Los Angeles members of the California Crafters Club of Etsy (better known as the CCCOE) got together and decided to create a home show. This idea quickly grew into something much greater... Sandysimone, amandaklockrowjewels, and palleikodesigns really wanted to connect the CCCOE with a non-profit organization for their Los Angeles based event. Their passion and hard work turned the little idea of a Home Show into The SoCal Bench Project. This August, they will be hosting the first SoCal Bench Project artisan fair, which will benefit New Directions Inc., a non-profit organization that provides basic necessities, housing, vocational training, drug rehabilitation, counseling and more for war veterans. The event will take place at the Veterans' Memorial Complex in Culver City, CA on August 9th from 9:30am - 3:00pm, and features over 25 CCCOE/Etsy artists along with a booth for New Directions, Inc. They're very excited about this event and the potential for it to grow every year.
I will be at this event. Unfortunately not as a vendor, no spots available, but as a visitor. I look forward to meeting my fellow CCCOE friends.