Depending on where you live, you may not have heard much about the recent catastrophic flood in Louisiana that left an estimated 146,000 homes damaged. The flood has been called the worst US natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. 13 deaths have been reported and thousands of Louisianians were forced into shelters. Seeing friends forced out of their homes with no return date in sight is tough and with the 11 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina just two weeks after brought up so many emotions. But as my wise friend Kaylynn said “It’s not the details of the devastation I want to remember. It’s the strength in between.” It has been so incredibly inspiring to see the Louisiana community come together.
Faith is restored when you witness people helping their friends, neighbors and even strangers. People have donated time, money, supplies and many creatives have used their talents to produce products to help raise money for those in need! I’ve compiled my favorite products created by my amazing friends who are all donating proceeds to those affected by the flood.
The Louisiana community has helped me grow my business over the years and was here for New Orleans after Katrina, now it’s my turn to help out however I can. I’ve decided that for every branding package booked through September 30th I will donate $300. Just 3 new clients means $900 donated to families in need. If you are starting a new business or you’ve been thinking about re-branding, consider booking now. Part of your business investment will greatly help those affected by this tragedy. Please do what you can, where you can, when you can and how you can.
- Louisiana Love: Oyster Heart Tank (available in other styles) by WalkingMan Studios – 15% donated to flood recovery
- Art prints from Art By Allie – 100% profits will go to Second Harvest Food Bank
- Magnolia Print by Juliet Meeks – 100% net proceeds donated to organizations aiding those affected
- Louisiana Rises Coffee Mug -100% proceeds donated to help the victims of the Great Flood of 2016
- Love Thy Neighbor Necklace by Pieces of April – 100% of the proceeds will go to flood relief
- Come Hell or High Water Art Print by Lionheart Prints – 100% of proceeds from this limited edition letterpress print will go towards essential items for the victims of the flooding
- Come Hell or High Water Shirt and Art Print by Artful Happiness – 100% profits will go directly to assist schools and children affected by the flood through Team Comeback Kids
- Hand-painted canvas tote bag with leather straps by Lyla Grace Design – all proceeds will go to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation
- Illustrated Notebooks by Blackbird Letterpress – 100% proceeds of the rain, water and Baton Rouge notebooks goes to flood relief efforts
- Illustrated Louisiana Shirt by Lauren Poole – 100% of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross
- $300 of each Ciera Design branding project booked goes to the GBR Food Bank and affected families (Now-Sept 30)
- 20% of any Petite Canaille wedding photography collections goes to flood victims (Now-Sept 30)
- Photographic swamp prints by Petite Canaille – all proceeds benefit flood victims
- Juliette created this roundup on Etsy
- People Stronger than Water Art Print – 100% of proceeds from sales of these prints, and the painting itself, will be donated to APEL’s efforts to help teachers replenish supplies.
- Steadfast Louisiana – 100% proceeds benefit Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, La State Animal Response Team
- Red Stick Rising – 100% proceeds benefit Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
- Fight the Flood – all benefits from the sale of these shirts will go directly to flood relief.
- Made by Maxwell – proceeds from game day series are going to help individual families affected.
- Parish Parcel – 100% of all flood relief t-shirt sales go to Louisiana flood relief organizations
- We Rise United – 100% of the net proceeds from sales of this shirt will be donated to the Acadiana Disaster Response Fund at the Community Foundation of Acadiana
Please read each site for yourself to confirm donations are still going towards flood relief.