The Foundation Collection
I've been feeling pretty non-essential lately. Quarantine has given me a lot of time to ponder my life's decisions and wonder things; like, why didn't I do better in science? Should I have studied more? Become a doctor? Or a biologist? Or an infectious disease expert? But then I float back down to reality where none of those things are very me.
I like to make and design and create. So I decided to create something that I can sell to donate to the doctors, and biologists, and grocery clerks, and those who've been laid-off and those who've been assaulted and those who've been diagnosed.
The Foundation Collection is a series of earrings I've designed that will raise money for various non-profit organizations that are doing good. Because it is important to give. For the very selfish reason of wanting to feel essential but mostly for the people out there who really need the help.
The first design, called Rainbow Connection, are Swarovski crystal dangles that will raise money for the Center for Disease Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund.
"The CDP COVID-19 Response Fund is focusing on support for nonprofit organizations working directly to respond to the pandemic among vulnerable populations in order to help build their capacity for response. These include social service organizations focused on supporting low-income households, small businesses, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic."
Find out more about the work they do here: https://disasterphilantrophy.org