Be the Change Fundraiser

by Emily Walton in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

Be the Change Fundraiser

£241

£500 target 15 days left
48% 22 supporters
Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 4th November 2020 at 7:47pm

Let's raise as much money as possible for Amber's Positive Packages, Shelter, Centrepoint, Black Minds Matter UK, Mind and create some joy

by Emily Walton in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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Why I am running this fundraiser.

During these difficult times, I have often felt unsure of how to help in a positive way. Covid-19 has made it even tougher for so many people around the world. The global pandemic has led to an increase in deaths, economic instability, and taken a toll on people's mental health. Plus, the events surrounding George Floyd's death shone a light on the systematic racism in society. The Black community have had to deal with the trauma brought up around these recent events. Whilst dealing with impact of Covid-19 disproportionally affecting their community.

I have personally not known what to do to help. But I believe it is important to be the change you want to see in the world. On seeing people still sleeping on the streets in my home city, I decided I needed to do something. I thought a fundraiser to help raise money for homeless and mental health charities in the UK would be a good start. 

The Charities

The charities the fundraiser is raising money for are all based in the UK. The first £200, will be given to Amber's Positive Packages to cover postage costs for the care packages she sends out to young people with chronic illnesses, mental health problems, or disabilities. The rest of the money raised will then be split between Shelter, Centrepoint, Black Minds Matter UK and Mind. To hear more about these charities and why they have been chosen, please visit my Instagram account. I have a created an IGTV about each charity.

How the fundraiser works.

I am a creative person and love art. I find art and being creative really helps my mental health. I have met a range of supportive Indie business and creatives through Instagram this year. They have really helped me keep going. So, I asked if anyone would like to donate some goodies. They did not disappoint, and it's been so lovely to see the kind response I have received. 

I would like this fundraiser to bring some joy to people's lives right now. So, everyone who donates will receive some fun goodies. I have created different rewards for different donation points. Plus, there are mystery bundles, where you will get a selection of goodies from a range of Indie businesses and creatives. The goodies you receive will be a surprise.

Rewards

You can either donate without receiving a reward. Or when you donate you can select to receive one of the rewards below. You can select more that one reward if they are in different transactions. So you can select one reward and donate. Then go back select another reward and donate again. 

There are some wonderful goodies available. All have been kindly donated by a range of amazing creatives. 

£2 - Sticker Pack

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£3 - Be Bold Sticker Pack

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£5 - Be Bold Mini Prints

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£5 - Digital Print

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£5 - Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Stickers

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£5 - Be Bold Digital Print

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£6 - 1 Be Bold Matte Print

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£6 - Mystery Bundle - Cute

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£6 - Mystery Bundle - Outdoor Small

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£7 - Mystery Bundle - Wooden Pin

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£7 - Mystery Bundle - Be the Change

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£8 - Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Stickers and badges 

Please see the pictures below for the Wellbeing surprise bundle.

£8 - Mystery Bundle - Magical

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£8 - Mystery Bundle - Enamel Pin

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£10 - Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Surprise

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£10 - Mystery Bundle - Mini Original Artwork

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£15 - Mystery Bundle - Outdoor Large

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£20 - Disney Heart

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£25 - Music Bundle

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£30 - Mystery Bundle - Original Artwork

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£40 - Mystery Bundle - Geek Chic

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Shipping Information

The fundraiser will run for 5 weeks. The goodies will be posted second class within 1-2 weeks of the fundraiser ending. I can only send physical goodies to people living in the UK due to postal costs. There are some digital prints, which can be sent internationally via email. If you live outside the UK and would like to donate, please select the option to donate without a reward or a digital option. 

Mystery Bundle Raffle

If there are some mystery bundles remaining at the end of the fundraiser. Then everyone who lives in the UK will have their name put in a prize draw to win the remaining mystery bundles. The prizes will then be posted out to the winners.

It would be great to raise as much money as possible for these great causes. Thank you for your support.


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Music Bundle

This exciting bundle includes: 1 upcycled vinyl, which has been turned into a beautiful piece of art. 1 download of Lexytron's Brand New Chillout Remix.

£1 or more

Donation with No Reward

If you would like to donate and not receive any goodies, then please select this option.

£2 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Sticker Pack

You will receive 1 sticker pack. Either the Disney, Dream or Hope sticker pack. Please confirm the one you would like to receive. The stickers are small (approx 6-7cm) matte paper stickers.

£3 or more

0 of 15 claimed

Be Bold Sticker Pack

The Be Bold sticker pack contains 6 glossy paper stickers. Approx size 6 x 6 cm.

£5 or more

Donation with No Reward

If you would like to donate and not receive any goodies, then please select this option.

£5 or more

1 of 25 claimed

Be Bold Mini Prints

3 Be Bold matte paper prints. Size 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm). Please confirm the 3 prints you would like to receive.

£5 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Digital Print

1 digital print emailed to you to print out at home.

£5 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Stickers

A selection of wellbeing stickers from various creatives.

£5 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Be Bold Digital Print

1 of my illustrations sent as a digital print via email. I will confirm which illustration you would like before sending. You can then print out the illustration at home. Size (6 x 6 inches - 15 x 15 cm).

£6 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Matte Print

1 matte 6 x 6 inches (15 x 15 cm) paper print. Please confirm the print you would like to receive.

£6 or more

0 of 12 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Cute

A couple of cute goodies by various creatives.

£6 or more

0 of 7 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Outdoor Small

2 outdoor themed goodies. The goodies you receive will be a surprise.

£7 or more

2 of 7 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Wooden Pin

1 wooden pin. The wooden pin you receive will be a surprise.

£7 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Be the Change

An inspirational A5 print and badge.

£8 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Stickers and badges

A selection of wellbeing stickers and badges by various creatives.

£8 or more

3 of 4 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Magical

A couple of magical goodies by various creatives.

£8 or more

0 of 4 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Enamel Pin

1 enamel pin. The enamel pin you receive will be a surprise.

£10 or more

4 of 8 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Surprise

A selection of wellbeing goodies from various creatives.

£10 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Mini Original Artwork

1 A5 original artwork, or a couple of mini artworks. The items will be a surprise from various creatives.

£10 or more

1 of 2 claimed

£10 Mystery Bundle

This bundle is a complete surprise. You will receive a selection of goodies from the different categories donated.

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£15 Mystery Bundle

This bundle is a complete surprise. You will receive a selection of goodies from the different categories donated.

£20 or more

1 of 2 claimed

Disney Heart

Disney inspired design painted on heart shaped canvas board using Posca pens. Clear glitter paint has also been added to some of the elements to give a magical shimmer. The hearts are 14.5 x 15 cm (6 x 6 inches). A ribbon will be added to the back of the heart, so it can be hung on your wall.

£40 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Geek Chic

You will receive 1 'Out of this World' Rocket patch created by Kimi Roo. It is made out of recycled denim waste from other items she makes. With 100% cotton yarn in super bright colours. Patch size - 28 cm (11 inches). It is great for customising clothes or sewing onto an embroidery hoop to display on the wall. With the patch you will also receive some STEM friend badges and stickers created by Beanygeek.

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Outdoor Large

1 A4 print. At the moment the only item in this bundle is the wonderful post box illustration by Paper Doll Illustrations. This is the illustration you will receive.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Mystery Bundle - Original Artwork

1 A4 original piece of art. At the moment the only item in this bundle is the amazing castle watercolour abstract by chellesstudios. This is the item you will receive.

Let's make 'Be the Change Fundraiser' happen

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