Monday, June 21, 2010

S.O.S. Thrift: Shop for Our Oceans

In a recent post, fellow EtsyVeggie Heather of 3am Art Productions (aktie9) wrote about the wonderful and generous efforts of members of EtsyVeg, Vegan Etsy, and Etsy for Animals teams to help animals affected by the BP Oil Disaster. One inspiring project that has grown out of these compassionate efforts is S.O.S. Thrift, a weekend online thrift shop spearheaded by Pippi of Vegan Etsy's Uber Duper Creations. All of the shop's profits benefit Sea Shepherd's Gulf Rescue Campaign to save marine wildlife in the Gulf Of Mexico. To learn more about S.O.S., read on for Heather's S.O.S. press release.


S.O.S Definition..

1.The letters represented by the Morse Code signal · · · - - - · · ·, used as an international distress signal, especially by ships and aircraft. 2. A call or signal for help. 3. Now a call or signal to shop SOS thrift, an online marketplace to help Sea Shepherd Conservation Society clean up the Gulf Oil Spill and efforts to save animals and habitats affected by the oil crisis.

The ocean is crying out for help. I think the distress call is loud and clear. Every year it gets worse, we treat the oceans, the planet worse and worse. While this might be the understatement of the century, we can do something to help. Luckily, someone has heard that call and is doing something positive about it. In her spare time from raising two lovely little girls, Pippi has opened up a weekend thrift store online. Items are being listed (as they come in or as time allows ) and will continue to do so. You can donate a gently-used item or craft or you can shop! Wonderful quality items are there for your perusal, both from the handmade world and also some gently used items. You get two kinds of shopping in one convenient, online place.

Please head on over to check it out (follow S.O.S. on Twitter, too):

All monies collected, sans shipping is being donated to Sea Shepherd's Gulf Rescue Campaign. Sea Shepherd is working with the US Gov and others in the campaign to stop and rescue the Gulf area from the BP Oil Spill. They will be securing a third boat and training volunteers in Hazmat work. Cleaning animals they find and rescuing them from the oil spill effects. We are all hopeful they will save many, many lives and do great work. We are all here to lend them our support and stand behind them in pride.

Pippi's enthusiasm has already spread to several of her friends to help donate their time and expertise to getting the message out, and donating and also helping to facilitate the shop as well. One person sure can make a difference, it only takes some action.

Heather Henry
Artist and Photographer

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