Hi everyone! I've been working on a new initiative this year I wanted to share. I've started fundraising around the conventions I go to, to raise money for organizations I feel strongly about, by releasing a new Charity Print. This month's charity print is Hear Daneille Roar from my Candy Escape exhibition series. For the month of May, the prints of Hear Danielle Roar I sell on my store.camilladerrico.com eStore and at Vancouver Comic Arts Festival will have 50% of the proceeds donated to Walking For Lions.
Walking For Lions is an organization comitted to lion conservation and awareness and education about things threatening wild lion populations. We've lost more than 75% of our wild lion populations in Africa over the last few decades to things like loss of habitat, conflict with farmers, trophy hunting, etc. But did you know there's an alarming rise in the trend of EATING lion meat and bones?? Lions are being hunted, poached, farmed in terrible cruelty, and killed illegally so that people can eat them and turn their bones and other body parts into expensive wines and "medicine". It's horrifying!
Could you imagine if lions went extinct in the wild so people could brag they drank wine from their bones? I can't! So my charity fundraising prints are a way to help raise awareness and funds for organizations that need it. You can read more about it and ways you can help on my blog [link] or check out my eStore and support Walking For Lions.