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We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 27-0658796.  All donations are tax-deductible

                                              
NEXT SELECTION DAYS in Mountain View:  February 12-14.                             This will be the first Selection at the new facility (WooHoo!!).  Schedule your Mountain View appointment on or after February 5. 
Volunteers welcome our guests, and encourage them to have a memorable experience selecting beautiful treasures.  Once you’ve experienced FabMo, please consider helping others as well.  Volunteer schedule for Selection Days is here. 
FabMo’s warehouse is open on limited schedule and by pre-arrangement.  Email to arrange someone to meet you or take your material donation.
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  1. FabMo is  all-volunteer, donor supported organization that diverts beautiful designer materials (about 70 tons annually!) from their otherwise destination, the landfill, and makes them available for creative reuse by anyone interested.

  2. We collect a truckload each week and hold “Selection Days” each month in Mountain View as well as one-day events in the Greater Bay Area.  More below.

  1. What comes in as surplus must go out with purpose for our effort to be sustainable, else a landfill problem just becomes a storage problem.  Our sixth annual Textile Arts Boutique to celebrate crafters and their creations was held at Palo Alto Elks Lodge, October 25. 

  2. This video captures 2012’s event very nicely.  Great fun!

  1. The Sixth Annual Textile Art Boutique was a great event!   About 50 FabMo artisans offered a wide variety of high quality items fashioned from FabMo materials at our Boutique on October 25.  Response from the community was overwhelmingly supportive as more than 900 guests came to see - and buy - these treasures.  Everyone loved the Elks Lodge and appreciated the wonderful volunteers!   October 24, 2015 is the date for this year’s event.  Block it off on your calendar!  This is a can’t miss event!

  2. Your financial support is essential if we are to continue to serve the community, the arts and the environment. We don’t sell our materials, rather offer them on a donation basis.  We participate in matching gift programs (including volunteer hours) with several Bay Area employers.  (Contact us for info.)  We have no paid staff, but our new facility will place new demands on our facility budget (And worth every penny!} 

  3. FabMo is now a recognized charity for AmazonSmile Foundation, which generates a small donation as a result of Amazon purchases.  No change to your prices or their service.  All you need to do is click the link at the bottom of this page and select FabMo.  Quick and easy way to support FabMo!  Thanks!

  4. FabMo location:  Effective February 1, our new address will be 970 Terra Bella Avenue, Suite 8, Mountain View, 94043.   Selection Event is Feb. 12-14.   Map here.

SANTA CRUZ Selection Event is Thursday, January 22, in the Clubhouse at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz.  Hours are 12-7pm.  Appointments are available here.  Want to volunteer to help others have a great time?  Schedule yourself here.  Here’s a flier about the event.   And a map.  http://schedule.fabmo.org/schedule/FabMo/Selection_Event_Appointments?view=day&day=22&month=1http://schedule.fabmo.org/schedule/FabMo/Selection_Events_Volunteers?view=week&year=2015&day=15&month=1http://fabmo.org/fabmo/SantaCruzhttps://goo.gl/maps/PAQrVhttp://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_4_link_0shapeimage_4_link_1shapeimage_4_link_2shapeimage_4_link_3

FEBRUARY DATES CHANGED!  FabMo’s February event is moving a week later to February 12-14.  The earlier date was just TOO MUCH, with no time to get settled in.  We’ll be so much better able to support our guests if we move the date back by just a week.
WE’RE MOVING!  (But still in Mountain View.)  As of January 1st we have a lease on a new facility just a mile and half from the present one!  It’s contiguous space and laid out much better for our efficient use, and it is larger.  January is already busy,  full of activities to prepare the facility and moving functions and inventory, while still holding to our normal activities. We held our January Events at Old Middlefield Way, then we’re completing the move to 970 Terra Bella, Mountain View.  (The Santa Cruz event is totally off-site)  Here is a map to the new space.https://www.google.com/maps/place/970+Terra+Bella+Ave,+Mountain+View,+CA+94043/@37.4116706,-122.0819639,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x808fb745564c6267:0xe90538117e76df3dshapeimage_5_link_0