Painting with a Purpose

I’m a philanthropist at heart. I say at heart, because my wallet doesn’t go deep enough to truly live up to the definition. However, I’ve always had a passion for helping others. I’m that person who always says, “If only I were rich, I would do ALL THE GOOD DEEDS!” I absolutely mean it, though. As my schedule allows, I like to try and fit in volunteer opportunities and advocate for a variety of causes as much as possible. Honestly, that hasn’t been much lately, but where I lack, I try to make up for in as many random acts of kindness as possible.

That said, let me introduce to you my “Painting with Purpose” initiative. I have always known that one day, if I ever took my crafting to the next level, that I would “Craft for a Cause” and use my creativity as a way to give back to organizations that mean something to me. So, now that I’ve taken on this new artistic style which involves paint, I’ve settled on calling it “Painting with a Purpose.”

Each month, I will create a collection of pieces geared toward bringing awareness to various movements, organizations, and the like. September was National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. You can see my favorite piece from that collection here.

The purchase of any of these items will then have a percentage donated to an organization chosen by the buyer which supports a cause associated with that month’s featured collection. I will, of course, provide receipt proof to the buyer that their donation was made. I decided to make it an organization chosen by the buyer because I know that every individual has their own beliefs about various charities and which ones they would prefer to support. There may periodically be initiatives for which I promote a specific charity/non-profit of my choosing as well.

I know this is a small effort, but it is an effort. While finding a way to support these wonderful organizations in a monetary way, I would also like to think that the art I create and pour my heart into would speak to someone who perhaps has struggled, is a survivor, or even just an advocate themselves.

The purchase of any of these items will then have a percentage donated to an organization chosen by the buyer which supports a cause associated with that month’s featured collection. I will, of course, provide receipt proof to the buyer that their donation was made. I decided to make it an organization chosen by the buyer because I know that every individual has their own beliefs about various charities and which ones they would prefer to support. There may periodically be initiatives for which I promote a specific charity/non-profit of my choosing as well.

I know this is a small effort, but it is an effort. While finding a way to support these wonderful organizations in a monetary way, I would also like to think that the art I create and pour my heart into would speak to someone who perhaps has struggled, is a survivor, or even just an advocate themselves.

All products that have been created for this initiative will be titled “Painting with a Purpose” so that you may know when browsing my shop that there will be a portion of that sale donated.

For October, I will be creating some items for causes that are near and dear to my heart. October is both Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Follow me on Facebook for sneak peaks and to be the first to see some one-of-a-kind pieces for this collection. If you have a story that you would like to have represented in your own custom piece of art, commissions are always open and you can email me your request!

I always love to hear what causes everyone else supports and believes in. If you have any suggestions for a collection that I should create, or an organization/non-profit you’d like to see supported, please drop them in the comments below!

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