So I was looking at my mail today and seeing how many organizations just in my community really need help to feed and care for people and animals for the holidays. Like most of you, I don't have a ton of money this time of year due to the various costs associated with the holidays, so I can't help people nearly as much as I'd like on my own.
But what if everyone who reads this blog gave as much as they could to help people and animals in their communities? That might not be a lot per person, but I bet we could help a lot of people!
Here's where you come in. I want you to donate to a charity somehow. Buy food for the food bank, buy a toy for Toys for Tots, donate a monetary amount, small or large, to a local organization that feeds people or provides coats or shelter or clothes or toys (every community has a homeless shelter or a food bank). A local humane society, rescue or animal control shelter is okay, too. I don't want the critters to go hungry either.
Take a photo, scan or screenshot of your donation (blank out your bank information or sensitive personal info, if applicable) and e-mail that to me at krisjacque at gmail dot com.
With your verification, include an art request, and I will draw it for you. This is a bonus incentive, on top of that warm fuzzy feeling that comes from knowing you helped someone. Depending on how much you donate, you could get a sketch, a colored digital or traditional media drawing, or even a painting*. Donate however much you can afford!
* Due to postal costs, I probably can't afford to send you a hard copy of the art. Big spenders can have a high-resolution digital version of their image though.