Hurricane Harvey has left behind a devastating swath throughout Southeast Texas (and now Louisiana). As an artist living in the Houston area, it's important to me to support recovery efforts.
Starting today and continuing through the end of the year (December 31, 2017), I will donate 20% of gross proceeds from my online store and local sales, to two organizations involved in recovery and relief. That means, if you purchase from my online store, buy a piece from me at a local market, or from a local art show, I will donate 20% of the price you paid.
Also, I will donate 50% of my proceeds from Society6 or Curioos to charity. Society6 and Curioos pay me a small royalty fee, so purchasing direct from me will have a larger impact. Since they do offer unique items like shirts and mugs, though, I wanted to include them.
Of course, the most direct way to assist is to donate directly to said charities. Below is information on the charities I chose:
Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies: Portlight Strategies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work.
Greater Houston Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund: After receiving an overwhelming number of inquiries from citizens and companies who want to help, Mayor Sylvester Turner has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund that will accept tax deductible flood relief donations for victims that have been affected by the recent floods. The fund will be housed at the Greater Houston Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity.
If none of those suit your tastes, below are two articles with links to other worthy organizations:
Houstonia Magazine article with links.
Texas Monthly article with links.
Finally, I will be creating two pieces related to Harvey that will include limited editions with proceeds going to charity. More details on those when completed.