For years, OLFA tools have helped create and build projects of all types. With the OLFA Builds Diversity program we wish to help shape a world that embraces and celebrates all people – regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender identity, language, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, size, or socioeconomic status.
Through this annual giving program, we will gift OLFA cutting solutions at no charge to select individuals, organizations, classrooms, and/or apprenticeship/training programs that support historically underrepresented identities. Selected programs will show demonstrated focus of inclusion to those from diverse backgrounds supporting creative and/or professional skill development. Five winners will be able to choose products from a specific set of merchandise up to a total value of $1000 (US).
To apply for the 2020 OLFA Builds Diversity gift, please follow the link below. Additionally, if you know of any program that is a deserving recipient, please encourage them to apply as well.
The deadline for submissions for 2020 awards is July 31, 2020.
Established in 2019, The ‘Build Diversity’ program was created to broaden and further OLFA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. This annual gifting program aims to create a more diverse group of makers and professionals within the craft and professional trade communities.
By embracing diversity and inclusion, we are fostering a more vibrant, dynamic community of makers and trade professionals. We know when people feel included, they feel inspired and empowered, which leads to creativity. Together, we are a diverse community that celebrates our uniqueness and promotes creativity and passion for our work.
Learn more about the 2019 recipients here.