Community Partners

Many of our puzzles raise funds and awareness about projects being done to better our community. We are grateful for these partnerships and hope that our puzzles will encourage others to support their work. logoARTPUSH is a non-profit organization based in Alameda, California which serves the greater Bay Area. They are artists supporting artists by sponsoring regular shows, exhibits, workshops, and festivals. The organization holds ‘open studio’ art shows in Alameda and the East Bay, as well as skill development workshops. ARTPUSH created the Alameda Art Festival held in June of each year. The Secret Garden by Vera Tour was released as a benefit for ARTPUSH and they received 20% of sales for pre-orders during that pre-order period. On an ongoing basis, we are donating 5% of The Secret Garden to ARTPUSH.

Boxcar Flower Farm

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Boxcar Flower Farm is a women-owned farm located in a former parking lot in front of the beautiful train station at 16th and Wood Streets in West Oakland. During the pandemic, Jane Hammond and Linh Becker became active volunteers to keep the garden going and eventually purchased it. Years of soil amendment and a developing pollinator ecosystem have led to a proliferation of a wide variety of flowers in a one-sixth acre plot. The farm, which uses organic farming methods,  has a thriving flower CSA, delivering seasonal blooms to local customers.   Jane and Linh also provide flowers for events - they provide wedding florals, including corsages and boutonnieres, they work with the San Francisco Giants to decorate the stadium suites,  and they actively donate to community causes. They now have two productive beehives, a giant worm composting box, many pollinating plants, and a farm cat. Visitors are welcome, but hours are irregular, so please make an appointment. They can also be found on Instagram @boxcarflowerfarmCredit to Julie Reichle for photo in bio. DeAnna Tibbs took a photo during one of their Flower CSA deliveries and we made Boxcar Flower Farm Bouquets with the results and the farm receives 10% of all sales of the puzzle! 

Creative Growth Art Center

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Since 1974, the non-profit Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, California, has provided a professional studio space for individuals with developmental disabilities to foster their artistic growth. For five decades, Creative Growth has been a haven for free expression and personal development, gaining global recognition for its visionary approach and dedication to human kindness. Fruitful Art by Fruitful Artist is a Limited Edition Puzzle that we collabed with Creative Growth to produce. 10% of proceeds from this puzzle go to Creative Growth with an additional 10% during the pre-order period.

East Bay Yesterday

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East Bay Yesterday is an independent podcast with a constellation of supporting projects focusing on the history of the East Bay. Since 2016 Producer and Host, Liam O'Donoghue has explored stories of culture, politics and nature from Oakland, Berkeley, and other towns throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. An hour-long version East Bay Yesterday airs Wednesdays at 1 P.M. on 94.1 KPFA-FMEast Bay Yesterday was named “The Best Podcast about the East Bay” in 2017 by the East Bay Express. Liam's work can also be supported via PatreonEast Bay Yesterday receives 5% of all sales of the Long Lost Oakland Puzzle.

It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies

Logo with a pawn piece and It's Your Move Games and Hobbies

This independent game store was established in June 2003 and celebrates 20 years of serving the Temescal community with the release of this puzzle. It’s Your Move sells board, card, and roleplaying games, puzzles, game accessories, and used and vintage games. 

A colorful shop with It's Your Move painted above the windows

It’s Your Move is a community-centered business, providing open tables and a large library of board games, enabling locals to hang out and play all day. Events and lessons are paramount here including dedicated times for Magic: the Gathering, RPG, board games, chess, and Scrabble. On Saturday nights, the store transforms to feature Critical Hit Comedy, Oakland’s longest-running independent comedy show. It’s Your Move partners with schools, libraries, festivals, and businesses to bring the joy of gaming to the wider community outside of their brick-and-mortar store. Check out our puzzle collaboration. It's a photo of the mural on their building by famed local artist Skinner! It's Your move receives 10% of all It's Your Move Sales.

Rocket Dog Rescue

Rocket Dog has saved more than 15,000 dogs since 2001. In a journey of recovery from homelessness and addiction, Rocket Dog founder Pali Boucher became inspired by h

A woman with pink hair sitting with many dogs in a portrait settinger dog Leadbelly to start her own non-profit. Rocket Dog Rescue’s ultimate goal is to create a world where all companion animals have loving and permanent homes and where no good natured dogs, no matter what their age, are killed in shelters because they are considered to be surplus or un-adoptable. Pali received the 2001 Points of Light Award for outstanding volunteerism. Rocket Dog Rescue received 20% of sales from pre-orders on Dogs by Ellen Shershow and Lula Mae at North Beach. On an ongoing basis, we are donating 5% of Dogs by Ellen Shershow to Rocket Dog.

(Photo by Ellen Shershow Photography)