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Donations from Sales

As of September 2020, 10% of all sales through Penrose Press are being donated to various charities. I believe in sustainability. That means asking a price for art and books that pays contributors and myself fairly. Creatives are too often asked to work for free. Sustainability also means that instead of donating to my community when I eventually feel financially stable and well off (an ambiguous future state), I am building the donations into my business from this early stage, normalizing them for myself as I learn to be a better community member (a challenge during 2020 when community connection feels difficult if not imposible). You'll see below that a number of the charities repeat month to month. Over the last year, every time I collaborated with someone or used their image for a print, I prompted them to pick which charity received 10% of that particular project. Any sales that do not have a collaborator attached to them, I donate 10% to different charity each month.

Future donations will be recorded here for transparency.

February - August 2022 

  • 15 to RAVEN Trust
  • 180 to UBC Climate Hub (Jessica is donating her entire portion of the proceeds from "Epilogue" as it sells!)
  • 63 to Mission Old Brewery
  • 10 to Michel Band Legal Fees
  • 44 to Making Space
  • 7.50 to HARES Outreach (formerly Treaty 6 Outreach)
  • 44 to Africa Centre Edmonton
  • 701 to Humanitarian Coalition: Pakistan Flood Relief

December 2021 and January 2022

  • 228 to RAVEN Trust
  • 180 to UBC Climate Hub (Jessica is donating her entire portion of the proceeds from "Epilogue" as it sells!)
  • 36 to Mission Old Brewery
  • 20 to Michel Band Legal Fees
  • 22 to Making Space

    October and November 2021

    • 55 to Michel Band Legal Fees
    • 315 to RAVEN Trust
    • 390 to UBC Climate Hub (Jessica is donating her entire portion of the proceeds from "Epilogue" as it sells!)
    • 18 to Mission Old Brewery
    • 8 to HARES Outreach (formerly Treaty 6 Outreach)
    • 144 to The Edmonton Food Bank

    July, August and September 2021 

    • 54 to RAVEN Trust
    • 54 to Mission Old Brewery
    • 50 to Making Space
    • 50 to Michel Band Legal Fees
    • 420 to UBC Climate Hub (Jessica is donating her entire portion of the proceeds from "Epilogue" as it sells!)
    • 175 to Afghan Women's Organization: Refugee and Immigrant Services

    June 2021

    • 158.39 to RAVEN Trust
    • 18 to Mission Old Brewery
    • 22 to Making Space
    • 20 to Michel Band Legal Fees

    April and May 2021

    • 36 to RAVEN Trust
    • 9 to Mission Old Brewery
    • 16.50 to Making Space
    • 51.50 to Ride to Conquer Cancer
    • 141 to Michel Band Legal Fees
    • 174 to Indian Residential School Survivors Society

    March 2021

    • 112.50 to Mission Old Brewery
    • 9 to RAVEN Trust
    • 95 to The Endometriosis Network Canada
    • 260 to Making Space 
    • 260 to Butterfly CSW

    February 2021

    • 64.48 to Young Alberta Book Society

    January 2021

    • 120.6 to Young Alberta Book Society
    • 9 to RAVEN Trust

    December 2020

    • 81.5 to Young Alberta Book Society
    • 9 to RAVEN Trust

     November 2020

    • 52.8 to Young Alberta Book Society
    • 65 to RAVEN Trust

    October 2020

    • 8 to Young Alberta Book Society
    • 231.50 to RAVEN Trust

    September 2020

    • 57.50 to Young Alberta Book Society


      Making Space is a visual-arts focused peer mentorship group that decenters whiteness. They collaboratively focus on creating virtual spaces for critiques, studio visits, on-going speaker series, and a wider resource share for self-defined early career BIPOC artists.
      50% of the sales from my layer-by-layer fundraiser in March went to them!
      Mission Old Brewery

      The Old Brewery Mission works with Montreal’s homeless men and women, meeting their essential needs while finding practical and sustainable solutions to end chronic homelessness. They see a city where homelessness is prevented, treated and resolved for all. They provide a range of services that respond to the needs of Montreal’s homeless people as well as those at risk of becoming so, and endeavour to enable them to take control of their lives and assume their rightful place in the community.

      Ola Bjelica--poet of The Solitudes chose Mission Old Brewery to receive 10% of the sales from her book forever.

      Butterfly CSW

      Butterfly was formed by sex workers, social workers, legal and health professionals. It provides support to, and advocates for, the rights of Asian and migrant sex workers. The organization is founded upon the belief that sex workers are entitled to respect and basic human rights. Butterfly asserts that, regardless of their immigration status, Asian and migrant sex workers should be treated like all other workers.

      Christie Wong--the photographer whose image I used as a reference for the layer-by-layer fundrasier in March chose Butterfly CSW as the charity to receive 50% of sales.





                The Endometriosis Network Canada Logo: Red maple leafe overlapped with a yellow cursive "E"

                The mission of TENC is to promote awareness while providing education, support and resources nationally, for people with endometriosis and those whose lives it touches. In a strong, informed and compassionate community, you find hope. We aim to cultivate exactly this community of hope, in participation with the collective of individuals who comprise our incredible endometriosis community: endo fighters, support givers, practitioners, medical professionals, students, researchers, and advocates.

                In March 2021 (Endometriosis awareness month) I will be donating 10% of all unspecified sales to TENC. I want widespread understanding of this condition so that all affected persons are believed and can get treatment quickly.

                Young Alberta Book Society

                The Young Alberta Book Society's mission is to foster literacy and a love of reading among young people in Alberta through exposure to Alberta literary artists and their work.

                From September 2020 - February 2021 I chose to donate 10% of all unspecified sales to YABS because I believe a love of reading is foundational to a plethora of life skills and human qualities. Reading means learning not just facts but empathy and imagination. These facets of personhood can lead a child or teen literally anywhere they wish to go.


                raven trust

                RAVEN raises legal defence funds to assist First Nations who enforce their rights and title and protect their traditional territories. Through our educational programs, RAVEN transforms public awareness to eliminate environmental racism and create a collaborative new economy.

                Evelyn chose RAVEN as the charity to receive 10% of sales of Conversations with the Ocean. Since both of us are working on this project from a settler perspective, we thought it important to acknowledge the original and continuing caretakers of the lands we live in.