Hey, gang! I want to start off by saying how rad you all are and how amazing it is that you’re so up for supporting Kristin and me in our creative ventures! That being said, I think it’s important that I explain a little more about what we’re doing. In typical me fashion, I got so excited about what we were doing that I really threw the cart before the horse!

So let’s take a few steps back and share with you all what it is that we’re attempting to do with this crazy little store venture! Here’s the blurb Miss Kreuk so eloquently came up with. The store itself will be launched in just a few days, and the first 10 calendars are going out as soon as the post offices open!

Not-for-profit
Juicy Peach will be a not-for-profit company based in the U.S.A. and will be official in January 2008. All products sold will come with a receipt.

Criteria for artists:

  1. Must be making less than $26,000 per year directly from your art.
  2. Must be a U.S. citizen
  3. Artists who receive this grant will be creating authentic, unique, and innovative work in any of the following fine art fields: writing, performing, and visual arts, including film. Juicy Peach supports and encourages the brave act of authenticity in the pursuit of skilled professional artistry. Part of being human is to encounter and work through adversity. As an artist, there are times when adversity feels like a massive concrete wall directly in front of you, reaching just beyond where you could feasibly leap on your own. Juicy Peach is part of helping you find a way through that big, giant concrete wall.

Grant
The first Juicy Peach grant will be $1,000 and will be given when we have raised that much money. If you would like to donate your work to the store, please send your submissions to info@juicypeach.org. When your work is sold, Juicy Peach will reimburse you for your raw materials, but not your time. Profits will go directly into the grants. Juicy Peach will begin to take submissions for grants shortly.

Inspired. Authentic. Juicy.
Allison Mack and Kristin Kreuk

I know a few of you have expressed concerns about the details of the not-for-profit status, but know that we’re in the process of getting together all the government and legal stuff necessary to get that finished and, in the meantime, all the profits being made are simply hanging out in an account waiting for an artist to support. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! I can’t tell you how cool this whole process is! Thank you so much for being a part of this!

Ciao, all!
Allison

Add yours Comments – 31

  • Ludovica

    on January 1, 2008 at 5:00 am

    Ciao Allison!
    I think that this project is great!!!!
    Want to let you know that I will take part of it!;-)
    The calendar is very beautiful! Ah…and you and kristin(and other…)are doing a very beautiful work!

    love,
    Ludovica

  • Maryline

    on January 1, 2008 at 7:06 am

    Hi Allison
    I just wanted to tell you that you two (you and Kristin) made a fantastic job!
    This idea is really really great! I think this time you have demonstrated so much imagination
    And I am sure that this project will work!
    Unfortunately I am not a US citizen, otherwise I would have participated in this remarkable project!
    I am proud of being one of your fans (both of you)
    Happy New Year
    You have all my support for this project, i wish you all the success that you two deserve ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Ciao
    Maryline – from Paris

  • Elizabeth M

    on January 1, 2008 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for clearing all that up Allison – the project sounds even more exciting. I can’t wait to see the work and artists you find ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year – I hope you don’t have a hangover like mine! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kathy

    on January 1, 2008 at 8:58 am

    Happy New Year Allison, Kristin, Tabby, all of the Juicy Peach staff, and everyone on this blog:)

    Allison, thanks for taking the time to completely spell out your mission statement, what is required of the artists, and where the grant money is going.

    I think what you and Kristin are doing to help struggling artists is just wonderful–Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jeremy

    on January 1, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Happy New Year everyone.

  • Adrian

    on January 1, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Happy New Year everyone!
    First of all this is simply a lovely idea! I’m a bit jealous it’s for US only. ๐Ÿ™‚ Might have participated myself too if not. But that’ll just help me focus on college right now which is the right thing to do this year.
    I also feel I should thank you too for the continuous support for the arts and not forgetting about the community! It’s a great thing to do and can’t wait to see the first Juicy Peach artists at their best! I’m sure there’ll be lots of them.
    And yes, hangovers are killers.
    Adrian

  • Ian

    on January 1, 2008 at 9:29 am

    Happy New Year Allison and Kristin!

    I bought all the 3 items in the store, and can’t wait till I get them (especially the calendar)! I also think that the money is going to a very good thing, so thank you for that.

    Greetings from The Netherlands,
    Ian.

  • Kyle

    on January 1, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Sounds Awesome. I can’t wait for this thing to fully develop.

  • kallel

    on January 1, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Hi Allison ! Hi Kristin !
    I hope you a Happy New Year.

    It’s really a great project ! I love this kind of idea.
    I wish you to make a success with Juicy Peach.

    byebye !

    Kallel.
    FRANCE

  • Clara Combat

    on January 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Hey, Allison!!

    What incredible project that you are developing!! ^ ^
    You both can be sure that us, the fans give every support to you in one more project!!
    Have one year full of peace, love, happiness, and take care!! =)
    Happy New Year!!
    Kisses
    : *

  • Zath

    on January 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    What a great venture to be setting up in your spare time together, good luck with it and have a great 2008!

    I’m always astounded by people with creative talents because I’m the complete opposite and don’t think I really have any artistic skill or flair!

    Happy new year!

  • Catrina

    on January 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    hey!
    amazing project!
    god damn england!! i wish i was a u.s citizen so i could be a part of this amazing project =(
    hope it is a complete success!!
    love
    Catrina <3

  • ObliVioN

    on January 1, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Happy New Year , and allways nice to see people helping out the Arts.

  • Bartek

    on January 1, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Hi girls!
    First of all, I want to wish you Happy New Year and big succes in this amazing project of yours.
    Same as some other people I truly regret, that I’m not U.S. citizen… If only there was some similar project in Poland… Well, I can only wish you good luck, I’m sure you will succed.

    Bartek
    POLAND

  • Sandy

    on January 1, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Hello Allison!!

    im happy for this new project that you and Kristin have!! It is the amazing and original idea!!I support it…
    Good luck now and in all the new projects you will have.

    Happy new year!!

    Peace and love for all!

    Regards from Spain.

  • DavidHayes1956

    on January 2, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Hmmm. Maybe my “Smallville Musical” will qualify! But I bet I can raise a lot more money for a promise that I won’t ever have it recorded. I’m fielding offers right now!

  • luigi / shinefloyd

    on January 2, 2008 at 7:16 am

    Hi Aly. Kristin and tabby..
    you don’t need give us… more explications…
    about.. non profit project
    Aly and Kristin … are great persons…
    Aly I believe in you…. as a good person…
    and in Kristin and Tabby too!!
    and I agree and support and help you… always
    who of us… can think that you are using your official site to make bussines? !!!
    NO WAY !!!
    Hey… you visitors….. Aly are not making bussines here in allisonmack.com
    I apologize.. if somebody don’t agree with me… then… don’t participate in Mack Events…
    thanks….
    best wishes…
    happy new year 2008!!!
    Shine on…!!! MACK EVENTS and JUICY PEACH!!!

  • Violet

    on January 2, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Hello and Happy New Year Allison, Kristin, Tabby and everyone here at this site!

    I just want to say that I appreciate the people bringing up questions about where the funds are going to, and the legitimacy of asking for money from fans.

    It is the right of fans to ask questions, and I don’t for one minute think anyone was accusing Allison of anything inappropriate. I believe they were legitimate questions that needed answering.

    So please do not call people who want more information before they fork over any money “haters,” or “jackasses.”

    And I for one am very satisfied with the mission statement for Juicy Peach, and I appreciate Allison and Kristin addressing our concerns.

    Thank you and God Bless :):)

  • conny mack

    on January 2, 2008 at 1:09 pm

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    BYE CONNY MACK, CHILE LINDO.

  • Medina

    on January 2, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Good Luck and congratulations for the new project

    unfurtonelly im a jungle citizen (hehehe)

    your fan in Amazon

  • Ann

    on January 2, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Thanks for the info. :o) Happy New Years! And I pray everything goes through well with the paper work for Not-for-profit.

  • Ann

    on January 2, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    i have a really good business plan for you but I’d like to give it to you in a private message so no one else gets it. I’d start the business myself, but I don’t have the money. Plus it would be better if you and Kristin started it. E-mail me a way I can give you a private message.

  • Phil Damico

    on January 2, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    If the website doesnt pull up, go on Google and type in original art online. If you click on all artists, there is a girl with the last name that starts with the letter B, go until you get to betterly, rachel. Maybe she can offer a painting to you, I think Kristin would like the Johnny Depp painting. Yea a cheap plug for her, shes an up and coming artist who can take any picture and make it look beautiful on canvas. I get nothing from this, except a sense of fullfillment for nudging her and pushing her to pursue her passion. Anyways, thers a variety of artists on there, take a look maybe you will see something you like. I send an e-card of the Depp painting, hope you get it. Happy New Year and and be great in ’08. Look forward to all of your future forms of work, and will definately be buying an autographed photo of you both. ? ?? Curious though, why not show the actual autographed picture that the buyer will be receiving??? And do you have any more $500 packages left for your Alice and Huck project??? Just need to remember my paypal password. Thanks again. You ROCK!
    Much love from the Great Lake State!

  • Phil Damico

    on January 2, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Sorry shes also under featured artists, Betterlt R. J. so cool!

  • Paulo

    on January 2, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Allison
    eu sou um fรƒยฃ seu aqui do Brazil.
    vocรƒยช รƒยฉ muito talentosa…
    boa sorte.

  • David Harvey

    on January 2, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Allsion,

    I’m glad this non-profit venture you and Kristin have delved into is doing so well!! I wish you both continued success with all you do, and than you for letting us help!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ciao!
    David Harvey
    Morrisville, NC

  • Therapeutic Ramblings

    on January 11, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    That’s a great idea for up and coming artists!

    Best of luck.

    -TR

  • michael.k

    on January 28, 2008 at 5:06 am

    IS THIS THE REAL KRSITIN KREUK AND ALLICE MACK
    IF IT IS
    THAT IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO KOOOL

  • zero

    on June 23, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    hi allison

    i think thats a great idea ,although its not that ,what i want to say ,and i dont even know exactly what to say (the fact that i dont speak english as well as id wish makes it a little more complicated ) listen i would like to meet u but i know it is imposible so i would like to at least chat with you ,to be your friend ,id leave you my mail here but that would leave me exposed to peoples jokes,so the only thing left for me todo is wait ,wait for you to see this message and let me know if you d grant me this wish ,believe me it would make me really happy.

  • Leanne

    on June 24, 2008 at 11:41 am

    Hi Alison

    Just want to say I am a huge fan! Think ur singing is great?

    Where is your favourite place to travel and have u ever been to bonny Scotland? The weather not so great here at the moment!!

    xxx

  • Random T.

    on April 24, 2009 at 3:59 am

    My fellow on Orkut shared this link with me and I’m not dissapointed that I came here.