SupaLit's Side Project - Creating4Change

Updated: Mar 12

Brand New Side Project !

Do you want to be apart of humanity actively working towards change in our world? Well we have an opportunity for you to do that and cash in at SupaLit or my favorite small business @eclecticcogitation.

Why Help Save The Manatees?

From them: “Save the Manatee Club was founded in 1981 by Bob Graham, former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator, and singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett. The Club was started with the mission to protect manatees and their habitat. Today, Save the Manatee Club is the world’s leading manatee conservation organization.

Origin: ​Human activities are harming manatees, and only our compassion and action can protect them.

Manatees are Florida’s official state marine mammal. They are listed as vulnerable at the international level. They are listed as threatened at the federal and at the state level. Their listing status is largely due to human activity. Since record-keeping began in 1974, more than 41% of manatee deaths where cause of death was identified were human-related – and almost 34% were due to watercraft collisions (the largest known cause of manatee deaths). With increased awareness, education, regulations, and enforcement, manatee deaths caused by humans could be substantially reduced, and the eventual recovery of the species could be realized.

How To Help Manatees

  1. Buy From Our Creating4Change Etsy Shop, 50% of profits donated.

  2. Donate Directly to Save The Manatees.

  3. Adopt a Manatee “Funds from the Club’s Adopt-A-Manatee program go toward efforts to help protect manatees and their habitat. Unlike other animal adoption programs, the manatees in our adoption programs are real, living manatees with known histories.” To see the manatees in the adoption program visit this page.

  4. Contact Policy Makers and let them know how important manatees are to you.

  5. Volunteer with Save The Manatees, they have positions for inside and outside of Florida see them here.

  6. Educate Yourself more on Manatees and educate others on how to help them! (Lots of resources on here)

*If you donate to Save The Manatees you will get 25% off a custom art pack or logo / graphic design at Eclectic Cogitation.

**If you adopt a manatee, Eclectic Cogitation will mail you a custom piece of manatee art.

Why Help LGBTQ+ ?

From them: “About Our Global Movement: The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Growing up isn’t easy, especially when you are trying to affirm and assert your sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It can be a challenging and isolating process – but, the good news is, no one has to do it alone.

Origin: In 2010, Dan Savage and his partner, Terry Miller, uttered three words that would give rise to a global movement focused on empowerment of LGBTQ+ youth — it gets better. What began as a wildly successful social media campaign to provide hope and encouragement to young LGBTQ+ people has evolved into a major, multi-media platform capable of reaching millions of young people every year through inspiring media programming, a growing network of international affiliates, and access to an arsenal of community-based service providers.”

How To Help LGBTQ+

  1. Buy From Our Creating4Change Etsy Shop, 50% of profits donated.

  2. Take The Pledge here to believe in a world where hope outshines fear & commit to stand up and speak out against hate and intolerance.

  3. If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, you could Share Your Story with the It Gets Better Project. “Share your story of how it got better and provide countless young adults with the inspiration you wish you had while growing up.”

  4. You can also Donate Directly to It Gets Better Project here.

  5. Educate Yourself, watch videos of how it got better for others here.

*If you take the It Gets Better pledge, send a screenshot to either SupaLit or Eclectic Cogitation for 10% off your next order.

** If you donate directly to It Gets Better Project, SupaLit will send you a FREE sticker via stamp and envelope to your mailing address.

***If you decide to share your story with It Gets Better Project, you will recieve a $20 SupaLit Gift Card.

Why Help Homeless People Have Access To Vegan Food?

From them: “Chilis on Wheels believes that an empowered community is key in dismantling systematic inequalities that prevent veganism from being attainable by poor and low-income communities. Through our networks of support, we're collectively building

alternate systems to make veganism accessible to the areas that we serve.

Origin: ​Chilis on Wheels was started in November of 2014 by Michelle Carrera. When she couldn't find a soup kitchen that served a vegan Thanksgiving meal, she decided to prepare her own chili and take it directly to the community. After seeing first hand the need for such a program, she became inspired and committed to bringing vegan food to those in need.”

How To Help Homeless People Have Access To Vegan Food

  1. Buy From Our Creating4Change Etsy Shop, 50% of profits donated.

  2. Donate Directly here.

  3. See If There Is A Chapter In Your Area. If there is, you can volunteer or drop off items locally. If there isn’t, you could create a chapter in your area.

  4. You could Create A Kit with compassion for when you see a homeless person in your area or to drop off to local shelters. See our posts for ideas on what to put in these.