Sacramento Craft Mafia

The Sacramento Craft Mafia is an organization of indie business owners who have come together to promote, support and encourage each other and put Sacramento on the map as the capital of Crafts.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Mafia Takes Over the Airwaves

So a couple of our girls (Evie of Evie's Ark and Krissi of Krissi Sandvik Fiber Arts) arranged for the Sacramento Craft Mafiosas to work the phones at the KVIE 2007 Membership Pledge Drive. Not everyone from the group could make it, but those who did had a fabulous time!

So, we all arrived at the studio at sixish dressed in pink, black and white (our team colors, in case ya didn't know). Some of us were more dressed than others ;) We were all pumped up about representing the SCM in the only way we know how: LOUD and PROUD.

Before the cameras started rolling, we were prepped by Evie and Guy. Guy, the Suave French Bastard (a five year volunteer as Studio Captain) to receive incoming calls from KVIE members and the general public. Some of us were nervous about the data entry aspect, others were nervous about being on camera. I thought maybe one of our girls was enrolled in the Witness Protection Program, the way she was trying to avoid the camera.

I brought my 13 year old son along for the ride. He thought he was just going to sit in the "green room" and eat snacks while we did all the work. I told him that he should come in the studio and sit with us. He reluctantly agreed and somehow found himself, after overcoming his fear, sitting with a head set on taking pledges! Woohoo!

Some of us got into lengthy discussions with callers about birthdays, diseases, death and their love for Eric Clapton. It was a form of therapy for all involved. It was good for the people calling in to open up to someone they didn't know. Some of our most honest moments are with strangers. And it was good for the girls of the Sacramento Craft Mafia to give back to their community.

During our shift at the phone bank, the mafiosas took over $17,000 dollars in pledges! That's just how we do it!

Thank you, girls for making this happen and THANK YOU, KVIE for having us!


At August 9, 2007 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Peptogirl said...

Yay! Great post, Melody!


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