Buy a Painting, Help the World
One of the foundational principles of The Lily Movement is to honor the cycle of Giving and Receiving. As a way of doing so, 20% of each purchase will be given to your choice of one of these organizations doing good work in the world.
The Edible Schoolyard is part of a “garden in every school” movement, creating and sustaining an organic garden and landscape that is wholly integrated into the school’s curriculum, culture and food program. ESY involves students in all aspects of farming the garden and preparing, serving and eating food as a means of awakening their senses and encouraging awareness and appreciation of the transformative values of nourishment, community and stewardship of the land. edibleschoolyard.org
PLEASE NOTE: Throughout the site, Sonoran Kitchen Gardens is listed as a donation choice, but it is no longer in existence. Their mission, however, was inspired by the work of Alice Waters and The Edible Schoolyard. So, until all references to SKG are changed, please know that your donation will go to The Edible Schoolyard.
Plant a Billion Trees – a campaign by The Nature Conservancy to plant one billion trees over seven years in an effort to restore the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, one of the greatest repositories of bio-diversity and one of the most endangered tropical forests on Earth. plantabillion.org
Avaaz.org is a community of global citizens who take action on the major issues facing the world today. The aim of Avaaz.org is to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decisions. Members act for a more just and peaceful world and a globalisation with a human face. “Avaaz” means “Voice” in many Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages. avaaz.org
“In the end beauty will save the world.”
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A note about the 20%:
When I first got the idea of donating some portion of money, I thought…10%. But then I thought…that’s kind of “usual”…how about more? So, in this time and mindset which is kind of “need every penny”….I challenged myself to stretch to an edge that might be a little uncomfortable. OK, double it to 20%. As it occured to me later, 20 is like the number 2, like me and you. It takes two of us to make this transaction…me putting the artwork out there and you buying it….and together we create this gift. That’s cool…I like it!