One of the joys of buying handmade products is the knowledge that each piece has been crafted with such care and passion by the artist. This week, I would like to highlight artists who are helping make the world a better place through their passion for creativity. Mahatma Gandhi is famous for saying,
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
By supporting individual artists and their charities of choice, you can be the change you wish to see in the world.
10% of the proceeds from this piece by ZephyrWoods will go to benefit KIVA. This organization manages micro-loans for third-world entrepreneurs, providing them with a means for supporting themselves and their families. These pendants are a fantastic way to make a difference in someone's life as well as looking stylish and chic.
This ACEO (Art Cards, Editions, and Originals) made by LissaLushHelpingCats All the profits from this Etsy shop go to The Tenth Life, a local no-kill, cats only shelter and adoption center. ACEO's are a great way to buy art originals or prints at an affordable price. Wonderful for art collectors or enthusiasts as well as cat lovers.
This little guy is named Sofie the Displaced and was created by threeredtrees. 10% of the proceeds from this cute original sock dog will go to the Animal Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. I fell in love with this sock dog as she comes complete with a breed (English Foxhound and argyle socks) and history.
This post would be completely remiss not to mention EtsyforCharity. This "shop" is a conglomerate of different artists who donate their work to be sold to raise money for charity. These delicate heart soaps were created by BathNBeads. Each month, the shop supports a different organization. Past charities have included Save the Children, American Heart Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and many others.
There are so many shops on Etsy that raise money for charities. Click here for more shopping for a cause!
Written by Hannah Spencer