LOVE PRINTS BENEFITING ACLU

Love PDFs by Atiliay.comThese Love PDFs are now available with 100% of profits supporting ACLU, American Civil Liberties Union, and the very important work they do! I was planning on releasing this collection when all the pieces were complete but really felt the call to act now.

We are all human beings and I strongly believe we need to act from a place of compassion and understanding and not from a place of fear, greed, prejudice, or hate.

These designs were inspired by love and the belief that everyone should be free to love who they love.

SHOP AND SUPPORT BY CLICKING HERE.

Each design is available for $5 as a downloadable PDF and all profits will be donated to ACLU to support their work in LGBT rights, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, human rights, and more. Once you purchase the item, you will automatically be emailed a link for the PDF which you can print and use immediately. They are formatted to fit on a regular piece of paper so you can easily print from your home or office.

In the next few weeks I hope to release more designs for this collection.
Thank you for your support!

Here is a list of other artists and makers who are supporting ACLU and other important organizations with their talents (if you know of anyone I should add to this list, please comment here or email me at hello(at)atiliay.com):

Angie of Five 15 // All orders today (1/29/17) support ACLU

Genevieve Santos // Illustrated “Love Always Wins” Downloadable Poster // All proceeds to be donated to Planned Parenthood

Jenna of The Paper Wilderness // Ilustrated “We Grab Back” Postcards // All profits to be donated to ACLU & NRDC

Jennifer of Sophie & Lili // Illustrated “Roar” Mug // A portion of profits to be donated to ACLU

Katty Huertas // Custom Portrait // Donate $50+ to ACLU and Katty will draw you, someone you know, or even your pet

Swell Paper Press // Limited Edition Ombre Love is Love is Love Card // $1 to be donated to The Point Foundation and support LGBTQ students

 

 

UPLIFT CHARITY / SUPPLY DRIVE FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES IN ORANGE COUNTY

I’ve been seeing a lot of posts expressing disappointment, frustration, sadness, and anger today. If you’ve been feeling that way–or even if you’re not, I hope you will join me and turn it into/participate in an act of kindness. I recently learned about a wonderful organization called Uplift Charity through my wonderful friend Saira. They are based in Anaheim, CA and assist an average of 85 refugee families every month–most of which arrive from Syria and Iraq. Uplift Charity is collecting essential household supplies for these families and I hope you will join me in donating much needed items listed on the flier below. 
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I am collecting items for this supply drive throughout the next few weeks. Please take a look at the list and see if there is something you can provide–just one toothbrush or one pack of diapers can help! If you are in the Orange County area, you are more than welcome to drop off items at my house or I can come pick it up as well. If you are in the South Bay area or further, I am thinking of scheduling a day to do a pick up. At the end of the month I will take donations to UC’s drop off spot. From there, they will distribute the items to the families they are assisting. Please share with your family and friends–the more supplies we can get the better!
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I know many of us, myself included, were outraged and upset by all the hate speech and acts of racism and intolerance that have been happening lately. What better way to protest against that than by welcoming and supporting those who need our help? Many of us have read about the events happening in Syria and wanted to help–here is an opportunity to do that! I also know many of us can relate to being an immigrant or a refugee or have family members/friends who are. I’d like to think that if we found ourselves in that situation, there would be kind and generous people who would want to help us.
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We might not be able to change the way others may think or act–but we can choose to do something positive to show tolerance and support for our fellow human beings regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. Thank you so much in advance!
Uplift Charity - Supplies For Syrian Refugees
Uplift Charity - Supplies For Syrian Refugees

THE RELEVEE BENEFIT // RESULTS

The Relevee Fundraiser Results

Thank you to all of our wonderful participating vendors and to everyone who donated to make this benefit a success!  100% of all funds raised will be donated to Made By Survivors to support their work in fighting human trafficking and helping survivors and those at risk live a full and free life forever!

Congratulations to all the winners!  I hope you enjoy your prizes!

THE RELEVEE BENEFIT

The Relevee Benefit

The name “Relevee” means “rise up” or “to help another person rise” in French and is the new name of the jewelry line from Made By Survivors. {Photo credit: Francisco Antunes}

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Join us in the fight against human trafficking by supporting The Relevee Benefit Fundraiser! 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to Made By Survivors  and support their fight against human trafficking with employment, education and entrepreneurship, and helping survivors and those at risk get free and remain free forever from slavery and exploitation.  The goal of The Relevee Benefit is to help raise awareness of human trafficking and to support Made By Survivors and their work in fighting against it for the next 30 days while supporting the handmade community!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:

Please make a donation directly to Made By Survivors which is a project of The Emancipation Network by going here. The Emancipation Network is a a 501 (3) nonprofit and you can view their profile on Guidestar.

Please indicate “The Relevee Benefit” in the program description space. 

With every dollar donated, you will receive one chance to win a selection of store credit / goodies from the wonderful makers and shops below!  5 winners will be randomly chosen with 1st place winning 15 prizes from the prize pool of his / her choice, with first dibbs! 

2nd Place wins 10 prizes from the remaining prizes of his / her choice
3rd place wins 8 prizes from the remaining prizes of his / her choice
4th place wins 6 prizes from the remaining prizes of his / her choice
5th place wins the remaining 5 prizes

Donate more and get more chances to win (in additional to the amount of chances your donated dollars amount to)!

$5+ = 2 extra chances     $10+ = 3 extra chances     $20+ = 5 extra chances
$30+ = 10 extra chances     $40+ = 15 extra chances     $50+ = 20 extra chances

The fundraiser begins on September 2nd and ends on October 1st, end of day.

 The Relevee Benefit - Donate Now

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SUPPORTING COMPANIES

These talented makers and shops are supporting The Relevee Benefit and joining us in taking a stand against human trafficking!  Go here to learn more about each of the supporting companies or click on the images below.

The Relevee Benefit - Supporting Companies

The Relevee Benefit - Supporting Companies

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SPREAD THE WORD

Please share The Relevee Benefit with your friends and family! Let them know about the amazing life saving and changing work Made By Survivors are doing; together we can make this fundraiser a success!

If you have any questions, please email Olivia at hi.atiliay (at) gmail (dot) com.

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PRIYANKA’S STORY

Priyanka's Story

Priyanka was born into extreme poverty in a Calcutta red light district.  She was raised in a brothel where she was exposed to constant danger and outcast by society.  Eventually, her mother sent her to a shelter to keep her from being trafficked and forced into prostitution. At age 18, Priyanka joined the Made By Survivors jewelry team.  She worked hard during the intensive year of training, becoming one of our most accomplished goldsmiths and designers.  The training and the loving atmosphere of the jewelry center were healing for Priyanka and helped build up her damaged self-esteem.

Priyanka takes pride in having several designs in our new Relevee Jewelry collection and in being one of the top producers and earners in her studio.  Her dream is to become a jewelry trainer so she can share this gift with other women in need.

Priyanka is now ready to move out of the shelter and support herself independently.  She is also pulling her mom out of the red light district so they can both live in safety and dignity.

100% of proceeds from The Relevee Benefit will be donated to Made By Survivors to help them train more women in the art of jewelry making as well as heal them, give them a way to create a living, allow them to support themselves and their families, and break the cycle of poverty.

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A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON HOW THIS CAME TO BE

In the past years I have learned and read a lot about human trafficking, specifically girls and women who become victims of sexual slavery.  Last Christmas, I bought a book called This is No Ordinary Joy which is the story of Sarah Symons, founder of Made by Survivors.  It made me cry, it made me angry, it made me laugh, it made me hopeful– it was truly inspiring to read about Sarah’s journey from knowing nothing about human trafficking to creating a way to help as well as the stories of survival and hope.  I think about the women I read about in that book often.

As I approach my 30th birthday on September 2nd, it made me think about how many girls and women will never see their 30th year.  As sad as this reality is, we do have the power to try to change that and help ensure they do live to be 30– and much longer! Please join me in raising awareness and funds through the Relevee Benefit and create a positive change!

GIFT WRAPPING STATION // CITYSTAGE FUNDRAISING EVENT

Nature inspired wrapping by atiliay.com

I’m excited to be manning a gift wrapping station at this Saturday’s CityStage Holiday Showcase fundraising event!  It’s happening at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland, and here is a peek at how the gift wrapping will be done!

You can choose from white or kraft wrapping paper, tied with natural twine, and topped with cedar sprigs, gold/red/silver sparkling ornament balls, and/or pine cones!  Suggested donation is $3 which will go to support CityStage!  Read more about them here.

I’ve been working on gluing them onto branches today, but need to go to the park to get some more branches…I’ve been taking them from our trees in the backyard but don’t want to take them all.  I am loving this project since it’s filling the home with holiday smells like cinnamon and cedar!

Hope to see you there!

You can RSVP for the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/529742620456199

Nature inspired gift wrapping by atiliay.com

Nature inspired gift wrapping by atiliay.com

Nature inspired gift wrapping by atiliay.com

Nature inspired gift wrapping by atiliay.com