Upcoming Events

October Event
“Small Yeses”


Date:  October 20, 2022
Time:  7:00-8:00PM  Doors open at 6:30 for shopping!
Location:  Designed For Joy, 517 W. Cabarrus St Suite A, Raleigh
Cost:  FREE!
Go here to register!  Registration is open until midnight on October 19th.

Learn how you can build your faith and confidence through “small yeses” as Cary Heise shares how her “small yeses” brought her to lead a thriving non-profit here in Raleigh, Designed for Joy.  Designed For Joy provides women in crisis with stability through immediate employment and support, removing the stigma of vulnerability.  Cary’s story will inspire you to live on mission and prepare for an impactful future.

You will also have a chance to support their work by shopping in their studio!  Items for sale include purses, jewelry, and charcuterie boards and accessories.  The doors open at 6:30, and you can purchase items before or after the event.


Cary Heise is the Executive Director and Founder of Designed For Joy.  A serial entrepreneur who has founded small several businesses around creating community for women in the Raleigh area, her faith and international mission experience working with women’s artisan co-ops in Central America and Africa inspired the birth of Designed For Joy.

Cary is married to her biggest encourager, Rob, and is mom to Ashlin and Carver who attend Apex High School. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, but she’s a Clemson Tiger at heart where she attended early in college.  Cary is a big believer in encouraging women to pursue their passion.