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.
September, aside from being the season of pumpkin spice lattes and football, is also the start of the harvest season. Fittingly, the charity I’ve chosen to support this month is all about food: the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. I know that I am priveleged when it comes to food. My income is enough that I can go to the grocery store, and pick out whatever I feel like eating, rather than just what has the best shelf life or has a coupon available or qualifies for food stamps. It seems like a small thing, but it’s really not, and I know many people and families out there aren’t that lucky. Including people in my own community here in Austin and the surrounding areas. The Capital Area Food Bank of Texas works to make sure that these families in need have nutritious groceries and meals, whether their need comes from an emergency event or a low income situation. Healthy food is a basic human need and should be a basic human right. If you agree, you can support the cause by a direct donation on the their site, or by shopping in either of my shops (screen printing or digital) this month.
At the beginning of this month $20 was donated to the August shop charity – thank you!