Our Story

Open hearts and a big vision

Crafting for a Purpose is the mission-focused division of Blue Sky Premise, LLC.

Our founders, Drs. Daniel and Lorrie Vreeman, began this adventure with open hearts and a big vision for their family to make a positive difference for the millions of children who wake up each day without a school to attend.

How it started

In 2017, the Vreeman family decided to do something bold to make a difference in the world. As a family in central Indiana with three young boys, they were surrounded by great educational resources. But far too many children around the world don’t have that advantage. Especially in areas with limited resources, education changes everything about a child’s future – higher income, better health, gender equality, and brighter tomorrows.

 

With belief in the transformative power of education, they launched Project Secret Weapon – a campaign to fund construction of primary school in an under-served area. Partnering with the local non-profit Building Tomorrow, throughout 2017 they donated and raised funds to build the Omwiguru Primary School in Masindi, Uganda.

In summer 2018, the Vreeman’s had the privilege of visiting Uganda for the official commissioning of the new school. As the head teacher of Omwiguru put it, the community has gone from classrooms of “grass to grace”. Yet they also continue to face many challenges: lack of safe drinking water, limited teaching materials, and other difficulties. Inspired by the community and its joy, the Vreeman’s returned with renewed passion to help transform young lives.

Crafting for a Purpose

Along the journey of Project Secret Weapon, Lorrie’s love of making crafts became a powerful way to raise awareness and bring others into the process. To continue the quest of making positive change in the world, the Vreeman’s launched Crafting for a Purpose as a special division of their small business Blue Sky Premise, LLC. We believe that through beautiful handmade crafts, we can truly have a global impact for good. Proceeds from these products help fund projects that transform the lives and communities through improvements education, health, and economic opportunity.

The adventure is only beginning. We hope you’ll join us.