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I'm trying to band together artists willing to make art and donate profits to important causes, so I'm posting around the internet to see who else is willing.

I know that there are some fellow artists on here that are less than happy with the outcome of the election, like myself. Well I have an idea to put our frustrations to good use.

I’ve decided to create a special section in my Etsy shop named “Charity” stocked with items that I’ve made with the intention of giving 80% of the profits to charity. (For now I’m converting my best selling and newest items until I can make items specifically for that section.)
I challenge other artists to do the same. I say we band together, make art, and donate money to important causes like Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, Pride Foundation, Standing Rock etc.
I've already contacted the Planned Parenthood Donations Center. They said thank you, and that it is perfectly fine to raise money and say that we are donating it to Planned Parenthood as long as we don’t use their resources (like logos and such).
If you choose to donate to a different charity I encourage you to also contact them for permission to say that you are selling items with the purpose of donating to them.

If you plan to take part in this I’d love to hear from you so that I can share your shops/sites on social media to help spread the word, and I encourage everyone else to do the same on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or any other social media. Even If you feel you can't take part in this I still encourage you to spread the word around.

Let’s band together and create to make a difference! What do you say?

#ArtistsAgainstHate

#ArtistsForPlannedParenthood
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016
Hey, I've got a few tree of lie pendants earmarked for donations to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and Doctors without Borders (since it's really been a shit year everywhere). www.etsy.com/listing/492926009 www.etsy.com/listing/492709475 www.etsy.com/listing/492716805
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The-Wandering-Bird Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
That sounds like a fantastic idea! Thank you very much for sharing this. I'll have to get organized and figure out which charities to contact.
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Ormspryde Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd had this same thought myself; I'm making some stuff to sell at this very moment.  Planned Parenthood is good, and I've also come up with a list of other places I want to donate to.
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AliatheGhoul Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think it's a great idea and I actually was just thinking of something similar the other day! I have donated portions of the sales of my artwork to the Friends of the Earth charity before, but I've been thinking about making some environmental-themed sculptures specifically for donation proceeds. I think as artists we have a unique opportunity to help the world for the better by using our art.
When I have things made and posted I will come back here and share the link.
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