I AM NO LONGER WORKING ON THIS PROJECT.
I did not have the time to dedicate to this anymore; so, I took advantage of the free shipping and ordered as many shirts as I could with the points I had earned. Thank you to everyone that donated!
I have recently been inspired by to start a donation pool to raise points to purchase items on Deviant Art to donate to those less fortunate.
As some of you may know, I have recently traveled to South Africa as part of a volunteer trip. This trip changed my life in so many ways. I have come back to Canada more inspired, and with an even greater urge to help make a difference.
My goal is to raise 20 000 points to purchase 50 "Artist In The Making" children's shirts to donate to children who are in need in South Africa. I will be donating the shirts to Volunteer Eco Students Abroad as this is the organization that I went to South Africa with and I feel that I can trust them with my (and your!) donations. They will be distributing the shirts to children in St Lucia, South Africa and surrounding areas. I am hoping to have this project completed before the end of the sale on the shirts. If the shirts become unavailable on DeviantArt, I will still use the points to purchase clothing for the under privileged, but will offer anyone who donated their points back if they do not with to donate to the new cause.
I am very passionate about this and appreciate any donations that are given. I can guarantee that your donations will not go to waste. I also promise not to use any of the donations for any purpose other than this cause and will be using any points I earn from contests, etc, for this.
I left a piece of my heart in St Lucia and can't wait to help make an even bigger impact on the lives of their people with your help. Remember, every point counts!
Also, anyone who donates will receive a llama badge and anyone who donated 50 point or more will be featured on my donation pool.
In addition to that, at the end of each week I will be making a journal featuring my favorite piece of art from each deviant that donates during that week.