Friday, November 5, 2010

Proceeds to benefit Feeding America

The next charity block in my Artfire shops AliciaMae and EclecticWood will be to benefit Feeding America (formerly SecondHarvest)

Any proceeds from those two shops from November 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010 will go to that charity. Feeding America works with local food banks across the United States to help low income families eat. With the holidays upon us, many will donate to help families have a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal. But after the holidays food banks often run low on donations and food, so the donation will be made in January 2011 as a way to replenish the stock.

"Every dollar you donate to Feeding America helps provide 9 pounds of food and grocery products to men, women and children facing hunger in our country"

If you would like to donate to the charity directly, visit their donation page.

The way the donations work:

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 duration of the donation time 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.

Many charities 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.

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