Art for charity

Collage of three ink- or ink-style illustrations overlaid with a sparkling heart emoji and text that says “art by Maiji/Mary Huang for charity”

In 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, I decided to donate 100% of profits from my INPRNT print shop to charity. As time went on, I decided I would continue to do for the forseeable future as long as I can. It’s not much, but every bit counts, and it also gives me the chance to feature amazing organizations and people doing invaluable work.

If you enjoy my art, and are looking to own a high quality reproduction of one of my illustrations, please check it out!

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Currently supporting (updated June 17, 2023)

With the reality of the wildfires throughout Canada and the continuing alarm of the climate crisis around the world, I'm focusing again on climate crisis and the environment with these charities. You can read more of my thoughts in this Pillowfort post.

David Suzuki Foundation: A long-trusted Canadian charity focused on climate solutions, thriving nature, and sustainable communities through evidence-based research, policy analysis, education and citizen empowerment.

International Conservation Fund of Canada: ICFC is dedicated to long-term preservation of nature and biodiversity across the world, working with local partners and Indigenous groups. Its four main program areas are Land Conservation, Threatened Species, Shorebird Initiative, and Marine and Freshwater Conservation.

Nature Conservancy of Canada: They’ve been safeguarding Canada’s natural environment since 1967, protecting 15 million hectares across the country since founding including forests, grasslands and marine areas. They secure properties (acquiring them via donations, purchasing, conservation agreements etc.) and manage these habitats long-term for many at-risk species.

Related resources

  • ClimateFast - Canadian volunteer-based non-profit organization dedicated to building strong, informed public pressure to take urgent, substantial and just action on climate change.
  • 3 questions to build resilience - and change the world - A talk from Sister True Dedication offering a Zen Buddhist perspective that may be helpful. More resources in the link!

Other charities previously highlighted and supported

  • Philip Aziz Centre and Emily’s House: A community-based hospice and Toronto’s only children’s hospice, endorsed and supported by Sick Kids Hospital. A wonderful organization full of amazing and caring staff. 
  • Toronto Public Library: Libraries are true wonders, and the TPL has been a huge part of my life since childhood. It offers so many free community resources,  and is the busiest urban public library system in the world!
  • Indigenous charities/communities:
    • Indigenous Residential School Survivors Society: Services supporting Indian Residential School survivors, students and intergenerational survivors.
    • Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Fund: A fund where donations are pooled and distributed amongst 50+ Indigenous-led organizations across Canada.
    • Indspire: Investing in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
  • Plum Village / Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation: The Plum Village tradition established by Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) has helped so many people to deepen a practice of mindfulness, and to live as fully as possible. In gratitude to Thay, I continue donating profits from sales of my lanhua illustration to this charity.