Unless you live under a rock, you know that Hurricane Sandy tore through New York City, leaving many people homeless and without water and power. Many small businesses have been destroyed, and the people who worked hard to build these small neighborhood businesses were left with nothing.
I have donated to relief efforts, but I don’t have a lot of cash available. One thing I do have a lot of is photographs. I have decided that 100% of the proceeds from my Instacanv.as gallery sales in November and December of 2012 will be donated to the Red Hook Initiative. I selected this organization based on the recommendation of a photographer I respect and who lives in Brooklyn. They are actively assisting in relief efforts, and donations at this time are much needed.
Full disclosure: I get 20% of the sale from Instacanv.as. I will donate the entire amount that I receive from Instacanv.as directly to the Red Hook Initiative. So if you purchase a 20×20 canvas print, $16 will go to relief efforts, and you will have something nice to hang on a wall or to give as a gift. I will update this post each month with information about how much was donated. If you want to skip the print and donate more money directly to relief efforts, that’s great too.
Here are just a few of the images available in my gallery: