Last year we promised to donate 10% of the profit from good cause graphic design commissions to non-profit organisations. Thank you to everyone who collaborated with, recommended, and supported our practice in 2020; you made this possible!
Unceasing unjust events made choosing one cause to support impossible. So we divided our focus: one local charity, and one global organisation, each responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and social injustice.
The pandemic has resulted in a vast increase in inequality across the UK. New Economics Foundation found that:
“Millions of people are set to fall through the cracks in the emergency job and income protection schemes. They will land on one of the most inadequate social safety nets of any advanced economy.”
In part the commissions we received helped Manchester Central Foodbank provide around 50 people with emergency meals for three days.
Médecins Sans Frontières are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in over 70 countries worldwide. The organisation’s international reach was one reason behind their selection. Commitment to: medical ethics, principles of impartiality, independence, and neutrality, are several others:
“For MSF, being impartial means we only consider a person’s humanitarian needs, not who they are. We do not discriminate according to nationality, race, gender, identity, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.”