#GivingTuesdayNow is this coming Tuesday, May 5th. I’ll be donating 50% of all print sales from now until 8:00pm on Tues. to Together Rising. For each print ordered, I’ll be including one of the new notecards I’ve been working on as a gift (you can request fir, oak or gingko if you have a preference). Not interested in getting a print? Please consider donating directly to Together Rising - or any charity you want to support.
So often we feel powerless when we see heartbreaking things happening in the world, then we may feel grateful for what we have, or guilty that we are doing okay when others are suffering so greatly, or the knowledge that we are suffering too and what little we might have to give won’t make a difference. I knew I wanted to give something for Giving Tuesday Now, but wasn’t sure which organization I would choose. When I saw a recent post from Together Rising, it became an easy choice.
From their website - “Together Rising transforms collective heartbreak into effective action. In a world where crises abound and heartbreak is in every community, people who want to help often don’t know where to turn. Together Rising is where to turn.”
Donating to organizations that are doing amazing things is something I’ve tried to do since the beginning of my business. About 14 years ago I remember seeing Oprah talk about the Fistula Foundation and was so moved that one of my first jewelry shows/sales as a full time artist was to raise money to donate to their work. I’ve since donated thousands of dollars to more than 14 different charities that I think do inspiring work for the environment and humanity. It doesn’t feel like much at any single given time, but I know sometimes small things can make a big difference.