Charity

Why I Give to Charity…

Well, I am a true believer in Karma, so what you send out will come back to you. I used to work with a charity and really enjoyed it, but due to personal conflicts I resigned. So when I opened my Etsy store I figured it would be a great way to give back and make geeks happy all over the world.

So if you have a charity that you like for me to consider, shoot me an e-mail and we can talk.

Every month, SewGeekAustin donates 10% of sales to charity. Occasionally, we donate more in times of emergency, an example of which is Funds for West.

2017

February – Gary Sinise Foundation— in honor of all my military friends
March – My Hope Chest— in honor of Ruth Connell
March – Homeboy Industries— in honor of Lauren Tom

2016

January – A.I.R. Attitudes in Reverse— cause… Reasons
February – Stop Soldier Suicide— in honor of all my military friends
March and Arpil – My Hope Chest— in honor of Ruth Connell

Due to surgery on my part, I am donating April’s portion as well.

2015

January – Wounded Warrior Project— in honor of Travis Aaron Wade
February – Big Brother, Big Sister— in honor of Gil McKinney
March – Christie Lake Camp for Boys and Girls — This is Ty Olsson’s favorite charity.
April – operation smile— we love this Charity that is supported by Zachari Levi and the Nerdmachine
May – Homeboy Industries — This is Lauren Tom’s charity. Hear our Tiger Mommy roar on Twitter: @LaurenTom9000.
July – To write Love on her Arms— in honor of Jared Padalecki and my own struggle with depression
August – Hats off to Cancer— in Memory of my Dad Wilhelm Merkli
September –Kids Need to Read
October – Camp Conrad Chinnock— in honor of Mark Sheppard and his son
November – Autistic Self Advocacy Network— in honor of Kim Rhodes and her Daughter
December – MS Society in honor of Rachel Miner

2014

February – The Manna Room 
March – Christie Lake Camp for Boys and Girls — This is Ty Olsson’s favorite charity.
April – operation smile
May – Homeboy Industries — This is Lauren Tom’s charity. Hear our Tiger Mommy roar on Twitter: @LaurenTom9000.
June – Team Levi  — Dallas Buddy Walk
September –Kids Need to Read
October – New Earth this is Corin Nemec’s favorite charity.
December – MS Society in honor of Rachel Miner

2013

February – Maggie’s Hope – help fight Autism
March – Christie Lake Camp for Boys and Girls — This is Ty Olsson’s favorite charity.
April – Small 2 Big — This is Claudia’s daughter’s school friend; she wants to build a school in Africa.
May – Homeboy Industries — This is Lauren Tom’s charity. Hear our Tiger Mommy roar on Twitter: @LaurenTom9000.
June – Team Levi  — Dallas Buddy Walk
September –Kids Need to Read
October – New Earth this is Corin Nemec’s favorite charity.
November – Supernatural wiki – this site takes care of all things supernatural. If you need a reference you go there, we wanna help them with some of their server expenses.
December – MS Society in honor of Rachel Miner

2012

September – Kids Need to Read
October – SafePlace Austin
December – Supernatural Fandom (JDRF Fundraiser); Additionally, 50% of sales until Christmas went to the families of Newton, CT.