Helping the Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort
News of hurricane Sandy was scary and shocking to say the least. So many lives lost, destroyed or distrupted. Once again zazzle has stepped up and offered it’s community a way to show it’s support. They are allowing all of us designers to donate products to charities helping with relief efforts. The way it works is that we can add a keyword to our products and both our royalty for the design and zazzle’s profit for the product will be given to charity. I applaud zazzle for doing this because for one thing I live in the UK and can’t offer physical support to the effort and secondly I am on a tight budget financially so find it difficult to keep donating to charities in a meaningful way. What’s great about HOW zazzle are doing this is that they are allowing us to donate ANY of our products so it’s not restricted to designs that relate directly to Hurricane Sandy. I believe that that will ultimately generate more sales and a larger chunk of change going to a good cause. So far I have tagged a Thanksgiving postcard, Christmas mailing labels and a Rock Chick keychain from ArtformTheHeart, I still have to pick products from all of my other stores to add to the effort.
It will take time for our tags to filter through, but there are already a lot of donated products appearing and the number will continue to increase over the next week or two.
The official zazzle blog post on the subject can be found here.
If you would like to add your support, and maybe pick up a christmas gift or two in the process, then you can find the products here.
Normally when I place any link to zazzle I’ll put my associate ID on there to grab a referral fee, however since this is for charity I think it would be pretty tasteless to do so. I really don’t think that a disaster that has affected so many people is something to profit from!