** UPDATE! July 2023 **
I am continuing to support The Innocence Project through sales of one particular card design, my "Sending you a big hug penguin card". Thank you for helping me support this amazing organization since 2020!
During lockdown in 2020 I started selling 2 card designs that raised money for Meals on Wheels America's Covid-19 Response Fund. After the success of this fundraising card campaign (thank you, everyone!) I decided that I wanted to make charitable giving a permanent part of my business. So, starting Thanksgiving 2020 I will be donating a portion of all sales (see update above) to an organization that I strongly support, the Innocence Project.
Founded in 1992, the mission of the Innocence Project is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated in the United States, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. Their crucial work includes legal assistance to exonerate the innocent, advocacy for policy reform to prevent wrongful conviction, and social work to support exonerees in their post-release life. You can find out a lot more information on their website, www.innocenceproject.org, and if you have access to a Netflix account I strongly encourage you to watch the 2020 series The Innocence Files. It is fascinating, as well as heartbreaking (and you'll get very mad at the horrrendously flawed criminal justice system in the U.S...). It might just make you as passionate about this cause as I am. You have been warned!