A time to give

 Joe Raedle via Getty Images  Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue from flood waters on August 15.

Joe Raedle via Getty Images

Ann Chapman from the Louisiana State Animal Response Team carries a dog she helped rescue from flood waters on August 15.

Sometimes (+ often sadly) a nerve has to be struck into action. Today, that has happened.

Instead of cycling through relentless political bullshit, funny videos, hippy-dippy inspiration + Olympic updates, the veil of the trauma + devastation in Louisiana has been pulled off my eyes. I refuse to go through this life with my eyes closed + comfortably held close in a little privileged bubble.

Today calls for action.

Being a small (+ conscious) business owner, almost every dollar is cycled back into the Maven Made business, whether purchasing more bottles, postage or essential oils. I also have the occasional option to "pay myself out" (this is rare) which is cool. What's even cooler is the ability to use those funds towards something that has nothing to do with myself or the business, but for the greater good of humanity. No ego attached.

 GRANT + GAGA

GRANT + GAGA

Animals are my thing, my dog (Grant) + cat (Gaga) are my joy. I naturally connect deep + emotional with the people working around the clock to help, rescue + comfort animals impacted from the flooding in Louisiana.

To make it short + simple, for each order amount this month, I won't be recycling the funds back in the business or keeping them as a payout, instead, I'll be matching your order amount (even on Etsy) with items listed on Amazon Wish Lists from impacted rescue efforts including Denham Springs Animal Shelter, Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter, Companion Animal Alliance + more.

For example, an order that came through this morning for an Anti-Aging Facial Serum just bought Tangi Humane Society a bag of Kitten Chow.

So thank you West Virginia customer.

 

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