“Paintings by Donation” began as a way to do more as an artist to support organizations working towards eradicating racial injustices throughout Canada and the USA.
Donations are made directly by those purchasing the artwork, and the buyer also chooses the organization.
Every Monday on Instagram and Facebook, I post paintings that are available by donation. People contact me to purchase the artwork and show me which organization they have chosen to send their funds to. I do not ask for pre-determined amounts, nor do I need to know the amount; I only need to know where the money is being directed. Shipping is not covered.
Many organizations are working tirelessly to combat racial injustices in their hometown and across the world.
A few examples of organizations that people have donated to so far: (This is not an exhaustive list, and we each have an obligation to research organizations to ensure a real effort is being made to support organizations working towards the eradication of racial injustices that disproportionately affect Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC).
- The Loveland Foundation: www.lovelandfoundation.org
- The Conscious Kid: theconsciouskid.org/donate/
- FoodShare Toronto: www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/34403/donation
- National Queer and Trans Therapists of Colour Network: www.nqttcn.com