It’s not Just About the Pepsi

Dear Friends and Supporters of Studio Thirty Three,

After almost 6 weeks of Pepsi Refresh Everything campaign to receive a $50k grant, we have learned much. We have also moved from position 351 in the beginning, to 29! We think that is amazing and we owe it all to you, those of you who are voting to support this worthwhile initiative to assist so many different nonprofit organizations in our community. We also owe a lot of our success in this campaign to the many great projects that are also supporting us. The alliances formed between the project leaders combined with local support are an awesome way to really shape America with Pepsi’s money.

We have a special thanks to the many volunteers in all of these groups, helping to keep up with the pace. I don’t think any of us counted on our live’s being consumed by this process. This has certainly been the ride of my life with so many layers to what is really going on.

Educating the public about the true nature of a social enterprise has been the most challenging, but I think people are starting to catch on. This project, The Studio Earth Initiative was launched earlier this year for one purpose and one purpose alone: To Support Community by Bridging the World of  Art and Social Needs. This strategic social enterprise business model potentially gives many nonprofits a consistent and steadily increasing annual revenue stream, helping to offset their budget cuts. This is a true win-win-win scenario, the triple bottom line.

We will have more time for dialogue on this subject later, but for now, I wanted to post this overdue update to let everyone know that it is critical for you to continue voting daily until we reach our goal of the top ten. We are so close. You can also vote easily in Facebook, as well as share the voting application with all of your friends. We have listed on our wall, some of the many projects that support us, including a Vote Local NC list which includes the NC trio in Eastern NC. Below is a complete list of our favorites, and hope that you can take whatever time you have to cast your votes for ten favorite ideas that will change America in some way. Please don’t hesitate to contact us through email if you have any questions, and Thank you for voting daily! We will get this grant and it will be because you voted every day!

Sincerely and in Service,

Diannah Beauregard

designer / jeweler / Studio Thirty Three

Our Facebook link:

The list of our favorites:

Studio Thirty Three

Skip Program

Whitmans Middle School

PTK Food Pantry

Rise Up Healing

Quality Assist

Center for Hearing Speech and Language

Tacoma Swim Team

Paws and Claws Shelter Project


Harrison Skate Park

Creekside Cares

Tunes for Troops

The Peace Exhibit

Ashleas No Kill Shelter

Mule Muscle

Janae Designs

Larry’s Cycle Recycle

The Idaho School of Crafts

Dogs Deserve Better

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