It’s been a while since I checked out with Karla at Sky of Blue Cards — but she has not just been busy creating amazing product, she’s been doing so for so many good causes! For now through the end of July, through the Reach Out & Write Someone campaign, Karla will donate 20% of ALL online orders to the following COVID-19 relief funds:
World Central Kitchen: During the COVID19 pandemic Chef José Andrés and his corps of volunteers have been working tirelessly in 200 cities across America to safely distribute over 10 million nutritious meals to those in need — from children and families, to seniors who cannot venture outside and healthcare workers on the frontline.
Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation: Many restaurant workers live on tips and wages they no longer receive due to the nationwide closure of restaurants. RWCF’s emergency relief fund distributes 50% of funds directly to individual restaurant workers, 25% to non-profits serving restaurant workers, and 25% for zero-interest loans to keep restaurants up and running.
Artist Relief Fund: Coronavirus has had a dreadful impact on artists and creative workers. With the nationwide closure of galleries, studios, and concert halls, artists across the country who are facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID19 can now apply for a $5,000 unrestricted emergency grant through this fund.
I love how these promotions do all the heavy lifting in terms of getting funds where they are needed — all you have to do is shop! First off, I’m smitten with Karla’s Ethereal Collection — these sleek sophisticates are letterpressed on metallic paper for maximum shimmer.
Send out a slew of good vibes with the Groovy Collection. Bubble lettering, bright envelopes and great color combos make this collection a sure winner!
There are also some LetterBoxes left in stock before the new season drops — this divine set would make anyone’s day, right on their doorstep!
Beautifully presented inside are five letterpress cards and custom stamps, a letterpressed art print, a Seattle Chocolate Bar, Feed the Bees Pollinator Wildflower Seed Mix, a Goal Getter pen, and Get Wellness Tea from Republic of Tea. Order yours here!
Finally, Karla is in the process of unveiling a new Black Lives Matter collection of mugs, stickers and letterpressed cards. These are just shots of her samples and since everything is in production, they are not in the shop yet, but they will be very very soon!
This is super-exciting to me: 100% of the profits from this collection will be donated to to the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.
“This is one way in which our company is supporting racial justice & equality,” Karla wrote in her IG feed. “Our support for this movement doesn’t end with this collection. As a company, we will work to be actively anti-racist and will check our implicit biases consistently. We will seek out, support, and forge partnerships with BIPOC-owned businesses knowing that our dollars can, in a small but important way, be a catalyst to help course-correct 400 years of oppression and wrongdoings. We will continue to educate ourselves by learning from Black leaders, and share the stories and experiences of our Black cohorts, as well as those of their ancestors, which have been whitewashed so often by history.”
Thank you so much Karla for being an advocate and ally for us all. Head on over to Sky of Blue Cards to start shopping!