Grow in your art—save the world!
Why I believe giving is important
Charity has always been really important to me. But when I was running a national charity benefitting the military back in the day, I had a whole new appreciation for giving. I want to do all I can to help others do their good work and not spend as much time seeking funds to keep them going.
The charity that I ran, Operation Write Home, sent handmade cards to deployed heroes serving overseas so they could write home to their families. We were SO successful that as drawdowns of deployments happened, we had already overloaded locations with boxes and boxes that would last them a year or more. Many said they had to ship them elsewhere when bases closed. Suceess is good, even if it meant we were no longer needed!
Classes and printables that give back
At various times I’ve created classes and printables to help with three main categories that tug my heartstrings:
- Wildlife and the planet are one area that have always had my heart;
- Homeless pets, since I have always had them and want to help those critters who need adopted;
- Disaster and war relief, especially food. Because, well, if your stomach is empty it makes everything else worse.
Please feel free to look through these options and choose one to give to yourself, or sign up for a class or printable – then share on social media that you’re helping. Maybe you’ll inspire someone else!
Drawing Mini Course: Safari Animals
Arctic Bear Watercolor
PowellsWood Sketches: Ink and Wash
A portion of proceeds benefits Powellswood Gardens.
Bible Journaling Hunger for Hope (Fundraiser Class)
A portion of proceeds benefits World Central Kitchen.
Mini Watercolor Course: Galactic Watercolor
Green Thumb Watercolor Sketches
A portion of proceeds benefits The Nature Conservancy.
Download these and color them up – share on social media to draw attention to the cause!
Private: Beary Good Friends Printable (with free course!)
Planetary Color Wheel (Fundraiser)
A percentage of profits benefits World Wildlife Fund.
Great White Shark Pair (Fundraiser)
A portion of proceeds benefits Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
A portion of proceeds benefits Royal Family Kids Camp.