Mrs Squeeze and I have been going back and forth about what to do, and how we can implement ways to both help others while alleviating the feeling of depressing hopelessness that seems to have crept into our collective consciousness. With a young family and ever increasing cost of living, we don’t have unlimited funds, nor, often time to dedicate to those who are on the front lines. Months back, we did a special sale code which led to us donating to Standing Rock this last Fall (thank you guys for helping out on that!), and now we have decided to eliminate a specific code, and just donate 10% of any and all sales through NautiStraps.com to a particular cause each month. It’s not going to change the world on its own, but it will help us feel as if we’re able to do a little something.
This month, we will be donating 10% of all sales of camera straps, to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC functions as a non-profit group which observes and tracks known hate groups throughout the United States. It provides legal and on the ground support to individuals as well as local law enforcement in cases where individuals and communities are threatened by these hate groups.
We recognize the danger behind marrying business with a political stance, but we’re at a point in our lives that we feel we should be trying to do whatever we can to push back against hatred in any form, and this is a small way we’ve chosen to do this. Over the years, I’ve worked hard to build relationships through this blog over the many years I’ve been writing it, and hope to continue to do so. If this offends you, I apologize, respect your difference of opinion, but feel you can now choose to continue to read my ramblings, or use this as an excuse to unfollow me. Of course, any and all help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated. I’m not going to lie, I don’t give these camera straps away (not often anyway) and have always looked to build this as it’s own standalone business, but we’re choosing to use this new business to provide a little financial support to causes we support moving forward.
You can see more about the SPLC and what they do HERE.
If you or anyone you know is in the market for a new, hand built camera strap, we’d be honored to make you one, and donate 10% of that to the SPLC. We will continue this monthly donation program through the year, while keeping an eye on areas that we feel are going to be in need of financial help. Many of us are very privileged in ways we may not even see or know. I am certainly guilty of taking many of my privileges for granted, and want to try to use these privileges to do something positive for those who may not have the same privileges.
Thank you all for the continued support, the read and the friendship. Let’s try to be good to and for each other.
You can find my hand built camera straps at Nautistraps.com