I've always wanted to give back to the communities that have given so much to me and have helped shape who I am today. This is why since opening my shop in 2018, I have donated a portion of every order.
I originally donated 10% of every order to an organization that would change every month. In 2020, I changed to donating $1 of every item ordered.
Also in 2020, I decided to raise a set amount for an organization before raising money for another, instead of constantly changing the receiving organization on a monthly basis, since some months I had raised $90 while others $11. I want to spread the love evenly.
In the future, I hope to add items where 100% of their profits are donated, alongside $1 from other items.
Below you can find the different types of organizations I have or will donate to. You will also see how much I've previously donated and where the current fundraising stands. I update this page at least once a month, to give an accurate and transparent picture of the fundraising process and progress.
types of orgs:
- Disability & Neurodiversity
- Environmental Justice
- Mutual Aid
- Mental Health
- Queer & Trans
Their mission statement: "We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives — cash enables that choice." Learn more about them through their website.
amount raised: $80 out of $600 (last updated: september 13th, 2021)
- National Bail Out - $17 donated (will continue to fundraise in the future)
- SAGE - $12 donated (will continue to fundraise in the future)
- The Okra Project - $90 (I don't plan to continue raising funds for this org in the future due to the poor treatment of it's employees and the org no longer being run by Black trans people (source - https://twitter.com/peachmouth/status/1370412796425408513))