MY Work of Heart
*EVERY single package of stamps that you order goes to help CHARITY. Each stamp set has the charity listed. I researched my charities VERY carefully, and each one of them gives atleast 85% or more directly to the people in need. Many charities give as little as 5%, I wanted to make sure that the money we donated goes to the people in need, so 85% or more is what you will see from the charities I've chosen.
This is NOT a limited time deal. As long as my stamps are in production and for sale, $1 from EVERY single set will be donated! Watch for the running total raised! If no specific charity is listed, it will go to my "Signature Charity": Storefront Shelter to help children in need. I have arranged to send 1.00 from every single one of my stamp sets to benefit the Children's Shelter here in San Diego, CA, where each night this organization takes to the streets in search of homeless children. This organization is called Storefront Shelter, and is located in San Diego, CA. Each month, I will be donating the money raised to Storefront. I have a very low profit margin, but I believe my REAL work in this world is to do good, and I can think of no better way than to help a child.
Fashionable Friends to benefit Cancer Angels
Cancer Angels is a non-profit organization that helps aid Level 4 cancer patients of ALL kinds. Many of these patients have such severe cancer and chemo that working or holding down a job is near impossible. Cancer angels gives them hope and monetary help while undergoing treatment in this stage. Imagine finding out you have cancer, and losing your job, home, and everything else because you can't work. Sometimes you just need an angel...and this is my way of becoming a silent angel (all of us together) to those who so desperately need some good news in the midst of such a storm.
Positive Thoughts to benefit Storefront Children's Shelter
Storefront Shelter is my signature charity in which homeless children are found, rescued, and reunited with their parents if possible. If not, they are found new homes and are given intervention so they do not return to the streets. There are youth and children living on the streets; it's been reported that parents will drop their child off downtown, to abandon them. The children have no idea where they are, and no idea how to return home. Children also flee from abusive environments, and live in the streets. Just thinking about if something happened to me, and my children were placed in an abusive children's home, and my children ran away..if they were living on the streets. I can't imagine what it would be like to be a young child on the streets, but I can imagine a way to help them, and this is my way.
Freedom Isn't Free to benefit Intrepid Fallen Heroes
Intrepid Fallen Heroes is a non-profiit organization that provides rehabilitative services to US military members who are severely disfigured from combat. (Imagine half a face blown off, or the loss of both legs). This charity is VERY dear to my heart, because there is nothing like being 20 years old, engaged, and coming home so disfigured you can't serve in the military anymore, and you don't even look like the person you were when you left. This is the price many of our service members make to keep us free. My hubby is an active duty military member, and I pray for his protection every time he is sent overseas; and I can't imagine what it would be like to fight and serve for my country and be horribly disfigured upon return, but I can imagine how amazing it would be to know there is help for you--this is my small way of helping those men and women who give up their lives so I can sleep peacefully at night.
Food For Thought to benefit Storefont Shelter for Homeless Children
Amazing You to benefit Doorways for Women & Children (Against Domestic Violence)
Doorways for Women & Children is a nonprofit shelter that helps victims of domestic violence escape, and then gather the materials and tools needed to be successful on their own. 90.2% of all monies raised goes directly to the person in need.
Splashtastic Summer to benefit Autism Research Institute
Autism Research Institute was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. 85% of all monies raised goes directly to the aid of helping and preventing autism.