Volunteers at a farmer's market set up a booth where they take pictures of crafts, do mini oral histories, post the results on Etsy and pass on the proceeds to elderly craftspeople.
Creativity thrives with an audience. Sites like Etsy can provide this, but they often aren't designed for an elderly population. So, have people who take pictures of crafts, learn a little of the story behind them, and post listings on behalf of the people they've been talking to. Hopefully this can serve as a supplemental income stream and as an excuse for people to have cool conversations about their creative passions.
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