I have a different post for you today. Something I find very important and valuable in my life is to give back. Every week I volunteer at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. I help provided enrichment activities, socialize, and help adopt out owner relinquished animals. This gives me meaning and purpose and is something I absolutely love to do. One thing I've always wanted was to be able to combine the concept of giving back with nail polish.
This is where the Indie Coalition for a Cause comes in. I am so excited and grateful to be a part of this group. The Indie Coalition for a Cause is a group of independent nail polish makers and bloggers dedicated to supporting different charities across the globe. Our goal is to hold two fundraisers a year. Each fundraiser will support a different cause. We have decided to raise money for the charity Equality Now for our inaugural fundraiser.
Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that government enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. Their areas of focus include discrimination in law, sexual violence, female genital mutilation and trafficking. The members of the Indie Coalition for a Cause are in full support of this charity as we both envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.
ICC Equality Now Fundraiser: How YOU Can Help
The wonderful indie makers that are members of the ICC have contributed custom nail polishes made for this specific event to help entice you to donate to this noble cause. Photographed below are the polish prizes, including a few non-custom extras. Donations are to be made to the ICC fundraiser located here in increments of $5 and those that wish to be included in the raffle drawing may enter the rafflecopter below at the end of this blog post. There are two prize packs for this raffle: one large prize and a second smaller one. At the time of this post, there are still a few polish prizes trickling in, so there will be even more for our generous donators!
Please note that this is not like my typical giveaway. In order to be eligible to win, you must visit the Crowdrise page here and donate to the campaign. The rafflecopter is set up such that the larger the donation, the more chances you get to win these beautiful polish prizes.
Alter Ego Nail Enamel
Swatch courtesy of Adventures in Acetone
She Shines Top Coat
Black Dahlia Lacquer
Stand Up For Equality
Swatch courtesy of Beautee Luvr
Bergamot Cuticle Oil
(formerly Finger Lickin' Lacquer)
At the Head of the River
Make Equality Reality
What Do We Want? EQUALITY!
Girly Bits Cosmetics
Time for Change
Secret of Joy
Northern Star Polish
Silly Bee's Chickadees
Sonoma Nail Art
Equal Work Equal Pay
Strong Women Decals
Prize Pack #1
Prize Pack #2
I personally have donated $15 towards Equality Now on the Crowdrise site. Donations can be made to the ICC Equality Now fundraiser on the Crowdrise page linked here. All donations are handled by Crowdrise so you can rest assured that the money is going to this charity. Don't forget to hold on to your confirmation emails for tax purposes too!
On behalf of the ICC and women everywhere, I would like to thank you for your support! I would also like to personally thank the indie makers that have contributed prizes for this raffle; we couldn't have done it without you!
a Rafflecopter giveaway