Saturday, June 19, 2010

SOS Thrift: Shop for our Oceans!

Vegans have a habit of going above and beyond for the animals, and the members of the Vegan Etsy Team are certainly no exception. One of the most ambitious and inspiring projects undertaken by a VET member of late is S.O.S. Thrift, an online thrift shop designed to address the Gulf oil spill head on. (After you check out the blog, make sure you follow them on Twitter!) Built and run by Pippi of Uber Duper Creations, the shop's proceeds go directly to help fund the work of Sea Shepherd's Gulf Rescue Campaign. To learn more about S.O.S., read on for the press release put together by fellow VET member Heather Henry of 3am Art Productions (aktie9).

S.O.S.: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 S.O.S. 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 crisis.

The ocean is crying out for help. The distress call is loud and clear. 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 on a rolling basis, so check in regularly. You can donate or you can shop! Wonderful quality goods are there for your perusal, from the handmade world as well as some gently used items. You get two kinds of shopping in one convenient, online place.

Please head on over to check out the S.O.S. Thrift Blog to shop for our oceans!

All monies collected (sans shipping) is being donated to Sea Shepherd's Gulf Rescue Campaign. Sea Shepherd is working with the US Government and others in the campaign to stop the flow of oil and recover the Gulf area from the BP Oil Spill. They will be securing a third boat, training volunteers in Haz-mat work, and cleaning animals who have become drenched in oil. We are all hopeful they will save many, many lives and confident that they will do great work. We are here to lend them our support and stand behind them in pride.

Pippi's enthusiasm is infectious - it has already spread to several of her friends, who are helping by donating and getting the message out. One person sure can make a difference - it only takes some action.

Sincerely, Heather Henry
Artist and Photographer


pipcake said...

It's great! Thank you all so much for helping to spread the word! I have gotten such great emails and contributions, plus with Heather, Roni, & Jessi (all of VET) helping, I know I'm headed in the right direction with this project!

Vegan Girl (Roni Seabury) said...

Aw, I'm so happy to help you Pippi - and the marine wildlife

Heather said...

Awwwww I'm sniffling over here! This is so wonderful, makes me so happy to be a help to this campaign! Every time I get dispondent or sad with the state of the world, I only need to look to this team & others to boost my spirits! HUGS to you all for all you do! XOXO :)