Friday, January 15, 2010

Store Proceeds to Doctors Without Borders

Until Valentine's Day (Feb. 14), all proceeds from my Artfire shop will be donated to Doctors Without Borders/Medecins sans Frontieres. This organization is working in Haiti to save lives, patch up limbs, and alleviate suffering. They also work in other third-world countries on a regular basis and are involved in medical responses to natural disasters.

The way the donation works:

The shipping cost of the item covers the actual shipping cost of the item. 100% of the price of the item purchased will be considered the donation. Exceptions are if the shipping cost is higher than the shipping charged, then the difference will be taken from the item cost and the remainder donated. Also, if shipping is overcharged, I usually refund the difference to the buyer, but for the next month I will add it into the donation. So donations will be figured one of three ways depending on the circumstances: 100% item price, 100% item price plus leftover shipping charges, or almost all the item price after needing a bit to cover excess shipping charges.

Doctors without Borders do not take Paypal for donations. Because of this, I will be consolidating all received funds into my account and then making a donation of the accumulated amount with my credit card. Because of this, I will likely not be able to provide proof of the donation.

If you are worried about how much will actually be donated, you can donate to Doctors without Borders directly.

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