Who is the DHG? The Dartmouth Handcrafters Guild was originally formed as a non-profit group by six craftspeople in 1974. The Guild has grown through the years to over 170 craftspeople. Our Christmas Craft Festival provides an opportunity for craftspeople to market a wide variety of crafts and meet other crafters and discuss ideas and issues in producing their crafts. The major function of the Guild is to produce a Christmas Craft Festival that is held at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. It takes place during the last full weekend of October and is the first major craft show of the season. We take deep pride each year in donating our net proceeds to local charities that have been selected by our members. Volunteers operate the Guild and meetings are held the third Tuesday of January (AGM), May, June, September, October, & November January is the month for our Annual General Meeting. Meetings are held at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. Call for information on our next meeting.
DHG Gives Back - As stated above the Guild gives a portion of its net proceeds to a chosen charity each year. This is a tradition of which we are very proud. Listed below is a list of the various charities we have given to since 2007. The amount donated is directly reflective of the net proceeds earned in a given year. Charities are invited to write to the guild requesting a donation and the board makes a choice each year based on the applications submitted. Since 1994 the guild has donated over $208,000 to various charities in Nova Scotia.
|DISTRIBUTION||$4,500 Yac Pac||$1,000 Read to Me||$4,000 Brunswick St.Mission||$4,000 Dartmouth North Boys & Girls Club||$4,000 Stetsons & Spurs||$4,000 Building Futures Employment Society||$6,500 Campbell's Cole Harbour Seniors' Centre||$5,000 North Preston Seniors' Club|
|$1,000 Parker St. Food Bank||$1,000 Feed Nova Scotia||$2,000 Elim Place||$1,000 Parents & Children Together||$2,000 Family SOS||$2,000 Family SOS||$1,000 Soul's Harbour||
|$5,000 YWCA Halifax Housing||$1,000 Alice House||
|$500 Christmas Hamper||
|$500 Souls Harbour|