It’s been a little while since we shared our last Cameo fundraiser update, so we are playing a little bit of catch-up and sharing an update from April in honour of Earth Month. Now, just before we share how much we were able to raise, I’m sure many of you know what Cameo is by now, but for those of you who may not, you can read all about it over on my initial blog post, here! To give you a quick rundown, each month I do a number of videos for my amazing community and at the end of the month we tally up the amount raised on Cameo from all of the videos and we invest the funds in a different organization each month.
So, without further adieu, drumroll, please… from April to June we were able to raise a total of $6,704 and we reinvested it in a Vancouver-based organization in honour of Earth Month, The Raincoast Conservation Foundation.
Raincoast Conservation Foundation
Raincoast is a team of conservationists and scientists empowered by their research to protect the lands, waters, and wildlife of coastal British Columbia. They use rigorous, peer-reviewed science and community engagement to further their conservation objectives. They call this approach informed advocacy. As a charitable, non-profit conservation science organization that operates a research lab, research field station, and a research/sailing vessel, they are unique in Canada.
Since 1990, they have been making progress toward their habitat and wildlife protection goals. Their on-the-ground presence has given them a deep-rooted understanding of BC’s vast coastline. They also work in partnership with scientists, First Nations, local communities, and NGOs to build support for decisions that protect marine and rainforest habitats on BC’s coast.
As many of you know, I am so passionate about the earth and what we can do to be more sustainable and eco-friendly. So when this organization was introduced to us by Shauna, our amazing Graphic Designer, I knew our Cameo funds from April had to go to the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. In fact, Shauna and the rest of the team wanted to take it a step further to see if we could raise more money for this incredible organization by releasing a limited edition Jilly Digital print, the For Evergreen.
The good news is that there is still time to buy one of these limited-edition digital prints, but not for long… get them before their gone tomorrow! Last but not least, we discovered that an anonymous donor would be QUADRUPLING donations for The Raincoast Conservation Foundation up until tomorrow, so technically the donation we made is actually $13,408!!
As always, thank you so much for booking Cameos, not only do I love connecting with all of you (and sometimes sharing some big life updates!), but most of all, I love how we come together to reinvest into our local and surrounding communities!