Thursday, February 14, 2013

Aria Jae's Elephant Saver Fundraiser

I was inspired by an amazing little girl, 4-year-old Aria Jae, who is on a mission to save the endangered Asian elephant. She has loved Asian elephants since she was even younger and is the driving force behind "Aria Jae's Elephant Saver Fundraiser."

To explain a little more, I am copying a post by her mother from their official website:

"At 4, Aria believes she is capable of changing the world.  When she heard that her favorite animals were in danger, she didn't ask “if we could do anything,” she asked, “what we were going to do.”  And as her mother, I would be remiss in my duties if I didn't foster this belief that she CAN make a difference in the world.

Aria has decided to combine her love of art and her love of the Asian elephant and is designing some fabulous artwork that we hope to turn into cards to sell to raise money. As her mother I am incredibly proud of her and she has inspired me to do more also.  After talking it over with Lesley and Cady, Tansy Dolls has chosen to support Aria’s dream and is hosting an online auction to raise money for Elephant Family, a UK based nonprofit agency working hard to alleviate human/elephant conflict, preserve important wildlife corridors, and educate the world about the plight of the Asian elephant."

Isn't that amazing? I felt really inspired and decide to design and donate an elephant themed purse for their fundraiser. The online auction happens on March 13, 2012 and aside from contributing to a great cause, I know there will be a ton of one-of-a-kind and beautiful creations in different mediums. To learn more, please visit their website and consider bidding on something when the auction happens! 

Here is my contribution :) It comes with a removable strap and has a zipper closure in the back.
All Photo Credits: TM 2013 SMASHWORKS. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment:

  1. This is AMAZING. Thank you so much!! Aria is so excited that so many great folks are supporting her cause! <3