In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support.

August, aside from being back to school time, is also host to World Humanitarian Day and International Youth Day. Fittingly, to support kids around the world, I’ve chosen UNICEF to be this month’s beneficiary. UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, was created to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. They are active in over 190 countries and territories. They work to give children everywhere the best start in life, from immunization and nutrition to education and safety, because they believe that proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future. I couldn’t agree more (and a big shout-out to my mom, who deserves much of the credit for how I turned out). If you also agree that children everywhere deserve safety, health and an education, you can support the cause by a direct donation on the UNICEF’s site, or by shopping in either of my shops (screen printing or digital) this month.

At the beginning of this month $30 was donated to the July shop charity – thank you!