I’m excited to share with you this year’s Thanksgiving cards that are paired up with Harvest CROPS! There are 5 new designs to choose from and every card will provide 5 lbs of fresh produce to low-income families and seniors (to give you an idea 1 lb is about 3-4 oranges). Harvest CROPS is a non-profit serving the county of San Diego by harvesting residential fruit with volunteers for the benefit of those in need. I really love the work they are doing and I am glad the residents of San Diego are finding a way to put their excess bounty to good use!
Each card features hand lettered text and is adorned with leaves made from hand carved stamps. There’s something for everyone–those of you spending time with family, those of you having Friendsgiving celebrations, and I got your vegetarian and vegan loved ones covered too with the “Happy Thanks Living” card!
Get cards to bring along with you to your holiday gatherings or let me send some directly to your recipients. Just let me know who and where it’s going to and any message you’d like handwritten inside in the “note to seller” at check out–I will do the rest!
Visit Atiliay’s Shop to view the entire collection of Thanksgiving inspired cards.
Please be sure to get your orders in by November 16th to make sure they arrive to you or your recipient by Thanksgiving. I also offer priority shipping which makes sure your card will arrive in 1-3 days.
Take some time before the craziness of the holiday season starts to tell your loved ones why you are thankful for them–I think some happy mail will make their day! :) And don’t forget your holiday hosts and hostesses who put a lot of time and effort into making sure everyone’s bellies are full and happy!
My goal is to provide 500 lbs of fresh fruit and vegetables this Thanksgiving–I hope you will join me in reaching this and making sure families and seniors in Southern California have access to healthy and fresh food!
$1 from every Father’s Day card was used to fund a microloan to a father so that he can grow and improve his business. The great thing about Kiva loans is that once they are repaid, we can lend to another business! It is a wonderful cycle!
To date we have funded 15 loans in 14 countries. 3 have been repaid and the rest are active loans. Below is a snapshot of the loans we are funding and where they are located. Please visit our INSTAGRAM or GIVE PAGE to hear each father’s story!
Each Father and their loan is listed below from top to bottom, left to right.
Jose in Gotera, El Salvador‘s loan is to enable him to buy compost, pesticides and fertilizers to plant two vegetable gardens.
Garry in Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines‘s loan is to enable him to buy construction materials for the repair and improvement of his internet cafe for the safety and convenience of his customers.
Uriel in California, United State‘s loan is to enable him to start up his business and purchase inventory and supplies.
Koba in Dighomi, Georgia‘s loan is to enable him to purchase a car to start a taxi business to be able to support his family.
Rustambek in Gissar, Tajikistan‘s loan is to enable him to buy linoleum and oilcloth.
Victor in El Alto, Bolivia‘s loan is to enable him to buy cloth wholesale so he came dancers suits and sell them wholesale.
Delio in Paraguari, Paraguay‘s loan is to enable him to buy alfalfa for sale and to continue with his job as he has always done.
Mohamad in Tayouneh, Lebanon‘s loan is to enable him to buy the necessary tools and equipment to develop his business.
Osman in Elbasan, Albania‘s loan is to take his 25 year old son, who has a mental illness, to a health specialist.
Jean Pierre in Rwanada’s loan is for his farming business to buy fertilizer to grow rice.
Saidu in Freetown East, Sierra Leone’s loan is for materials for his carpentry business.
Mark’s Group in Kakamega North, Kenya’s loan is for their farming business to purchase seeds, fertilizer & a solar light.
Ali in Lebanon’s loan isfor his fruits and vegetables market (loan repaid).
Path in Cambodia’s loan is for his vegetable farming business (loan repaid).
Puente De Tierra Group in Guatemala’s loan is for their vegetable farming business (loan repaid). This was the first loan we funded Father’s Day card proceeds!
Celebrate fathers, stepfathers, grandpas, and father figures on June 21st by sending them a Father’s Day card that helps to fund a Kiva microloan! Tell the important men in your life how much you care and $1 from every card will be used to fund a loan that will help a father grow and improve his business. So far with your help we have been able to lend to 7 fathers in 7 different countries! We hope that we will be able to help more dads support their families and provide an education for their children this Father’s Day. Learn more about the fathers we have lent to and their stories at Atiliay.com/Give.
Please place your Father’s Day card orders by June 12th to ensure delivery by Father’s Day (I will continue to take orders throughout June) and remember you can have your card sent directly to your recipient! Please note orders typically arrive within 3-5 days of shipping. Expedited shipping is also available and can be selected during the check out process. If you have any questions, let me know and I will be happy to assist you!
Thank you for helping to make a positive impact on the lives of fathers and their families around the world!
PS: Help choose the next country we will lend to- head on over to our Instagram to vote!
Thank you to everyone who sent Mother’s Day greetings with our cards this past holiday! $25 helps to provide school supplies and uniforms for a girl in high school. We were able to raise $90 for Freely In Hope‘s Arise Scholarship fund which was then matched by Global Giving! This donation will enable Freely In Hope to continue to help Mothers, women, and girls in Kenya who are survivors of or prone to sexual abuse achieve their educational dreams and goals!
Thank you to everyone who sent Easter greetings with our cards this spring! It enabled us to sponsor Tiny Comb and provide 4 days worth of food for her and her flock of 70 hens and roosters who call Animal Place Sanctuary their home! We greatly admire the work they do and are very happy we are able to help out a little- thank you for making that possible!
Eggs are such a huge part of Easter and unfortunately all egg-laying chickens in factory farms– even those in cage-free facilities– are not only deprived of their freedom but are kept from displaying basic behaviors such as simply stretching out their wings. Can you imagine not being able to stretch your arms your entire life? Chickens have had so much taken away from them but have given us so much. I wanted to celebrate these intelligent and beautiful creatures this holiday by having a portion of proceeds from Atiliay’s Easter cards benefit Animal Place and the 70 hens and roosters who call this sanctuary home; the proceeds will be donated to help Animal Place provide food for them!
Tiny Comb is one of the chickens your card will go to support who was rescued by Animal Place (photo courtesy of Animal Place).
Tiny Comb was rescued in 2012 in the largest rescue of farmed animals ever in California history– 4,460 hens were saved from a horrific cruelty case in which 50,000 caged hens at an egg farm were left without food and water for two weeks. Tiny Comb is one of those survivors who overcame starvation, neglect, and fear. She will now be taken care of for the rest of her life and loves napping beneath the perches in the barn. You can watch the documentary on this rescue on Vimeo.
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