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International Society of Glass Beadmakers

Deadline for Donation:  March 15, 2019

Beads of Food…Feed the Soul

The Power of Play
“Play is the exultation of the possible.” – Martin Buber
Human beings of all ages engage in play in order to enjoy life, to
be part of a team, to embrace their inner child, and to find their
adventurous spirit. Beads of Courage invites you to stretch your
talents and create beads that share your unique vision of what it
means to PLAY!
Following a successful Call for Beads by the Arizona Society of
Glass Beadmakers at last year’s Gathering, 2019 marks the 2nd
Annual Call for Beads to benefit Beads of Courage. This (501)(c)
(3) nonprofit organization provides innovative arts-in-medicine
programs that improve the quality of life of children coping with
cancer and other serious illnesses.
The beads you create will be donated to Beads of Courage to
be showcased by the organization following the Gathering and
will be offered to supporters in an online auction with proceeds
benefiting Beads of Courage. Beads received by the deadline
of March 15, 2019 will be on display in an exhibit during the
Gathering and the crowd favorite will be awarded a $50 gift
Please take advantage of this opportunity to share your artistry
with a broader audience while supporting the worthwhile mission
of Beads of Courage.
NOTE: Please carefully package and ship your beads in a well wrapped,
sturdy box, and be certain to insure and track your
package. You must include all of the information found in the form
on this page. Entries are due by March 15, 2019. Send your bead
and form to:
Beads of Courage, Inc.
ATTN: ISGB Gathering
3230 N Dodge Blvd, Suite J
Tucson, AZ 85716

Beads of Courage will be on site and will gladly accept your bead donations at the Gathering. Please remember to fill out the donation form and bring it with you when dropping off your donation. If you cannot join us at the Gathering, here is how to donate beads by mail:

Bead Artists! Your Beads Go for Good Deeds. 

Important Note: Bead Delivery to Hospitals
None of our member hospitals are set up for direct donation. All beads distributed in our programs are our responsibility, we need to see every Act of Courage bead before it goes out.

How to Donate Beads

Print and fill out this Bead Donation Form and then mail it to us with the beads you would like to donate.

Read more about the types of beads we use: Click Here.

Mail To:

Beads of Courage, Inc.
Attn: Bead Donations
3230 N. Dodge Blvd. Suite J
Tucson, AZ 85716

Special Requirements: Act of Courage Beads

Read more about the types of beads we use: Click Here.

Act of Courage Beads can take almost any form that you would like to make—it's an opportunity for you to let your imagination go! The 3/32" mandrel is preferred but other sizes are also usable.

Please have nice 'puckers' on the ends of the beads, sharp edges on the bead holes cut fingers and can not be sent out. Overly frilly bits sticking out may break off and leave sharp edges on the surface, be sure that raised dots have solid connections (no undercuts) and that surface decorations are robust enough to take some knocking about.

We ask that you refrain from using reduction frit or glasses that give a metallic sheen on the surface due to heavy metal issues with these materials. We can't send metallic reduction surface beads to the kids.

Anneal your beads properly in a kiln to ensure they don't crack. Cracked beads have to go in the waste basket.

Please make sure that the bead release is cleaned out. Beads with the release still inside take more time for our volunteer staff to clean and this tremendously slows down turnaround time to the hospitals.

When you send your beads please fill out the Bead Donation Form, it helps us to expedite sending you a receipt and certificate for your donation.

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Beads of Courage—ISGB Community Project

Beads of Courage Donations