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 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.
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
£3 - Be Bold Sticker Pack
£5 - Be Bold Mini Prints
£5 - Digital Print
£5 - Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Stickers
£5 - Be Bold Digital Print
£6 - 1 Be Bold Matte Print
£6 - Mystery Bundle - Cute
£6 - Mystery Bundle - Outdoor Small
£7 - Mystery Bundle - Wooden Pin
£7 - Mystery Bundle - Be the Change
£8 - Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Stickers and badges
Please see the pictures below for the Wellbeing surprise bundle.
£8 - Mystery Bundle - Magical
£8 - Mystery Bundle - Enamel Pin
£10 - Mystery Bundle - Wellbeing Surprise
£10 - Mystery Bundle - Mini Original Artwork
£15 - Mystery Bundle - Outdoor Large
£20 - Disney Heart
£25 - Music Bundle
£30 - Mystery Bundle - Original Artwork
£40 - Mystery Bundle - Geek Chic
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.