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Let's Help Nepal: Design for a Difference with Creative Market

By on Oct 10, 2016 in Community
Let's Help Nepal: Design for a Difference with Creative Market

Here at Creative Market we truly believe that design can change the world. One way we live out this belief is by giving back to great causes and people in need, and right now there is a very real need in Nepal.

A Disaster

On Saturday, April 25th, Nepal experienced a magnitude-7.8 quake. The earthquake and subsequent aftershocks have left a brutal mark of death, destruction, and devastation across the country. The current death toll is close to 7,300, with over 14,000 people injured. Residents are setting up makeshift tents outdoors, too afraid to venture into unpredictable, damaged buildings. While relief efforts are underway, there is still a stark shortage of medical supplies, personnel, electricity, drinking water, food, shelter, and so much more.

While this damage and loss is devastating, it seems as though this may only be the beginning. Many remote areas of Nepal were affected by the earthquake and have yet to receive much, if any, relief. Blocked and unusable roads combined with downed communication lines have made it even more difficult to reach many of the areas that may be in dire need of help.

This situation is absolutely heartbreaking. We can’t help but feel the need to get involved. Nepal may be thousands of miles away from many of us, but that doesn’t make the need any less genuine or urgent. Let’s not just tell people that design can make a difference in this world. Let’s show them.

Design for a Difference

Early last week, we reached out to Creative Market shop owners, looking to partner with them to raise funds for Nepal relief efforts. Today, we are beyond proud to announce that 474 Creative Market shops, with a total of over 34,300 products, will be donating a percentage of their shop earnings to All Hands, a non-profit organization that addresses immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters, and whom already have volunteers on the ground in Nepal.

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These shops are pledging up to 100% of their sales earnings for the month of May, and, in partnership with the Autodesk Foundation, we’ll be matching up to $20,000. All of the funds raised will go directly to Nepal relief efforts.

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See All Contributing Shops →

You'll be able to recognize the participating shops by the blue & white badges on their shop banners. Shops will be adding these badges to their banners soon, so be on the lookout for them.

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More About All Hands

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They work to engage and leverage volunteers, partner organizations and local communities when natural disasters strike. In the past 10 years All Hands has mobilized over 28,000 volunteers from over 70 different countries, on 50 disaster response and rebuild projects, in 9 countries around the world. They pride themselves on being a transparent organization and all of their financial records and reports can be found here.

Even now, All Hands’ second round of staff and volunteers are on the ground working in Nepal. They are utilizing the efforts of 56 volunteers to assist their partner NGO, Catholic Relief Services, in distributing 4,500 emergency relief packages containing shelter and WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) items to Nepalese communities. In addition, All Hands recently deployed a rapid response team to work along side UNICEF installing classrooms and safe zones to give the children in the village of Salinadi Chowk a safe place during the most vulnerable phase of their lifetime.

Thank You

From both Creative Market, and All Hands, thank you for supporting the people of Nepal.

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29 Comments

  1. Artist unite for the people of Nepal. My heart goes out to them. Great to help and to be apart of this.

  2. I completed the form, will i get any notifications? The badge will be automaticly displayed on the shop, or i need to add it manualy?

    • Staff

    Hey folks, if you're a shop that happens to be participating in the campaign, please know that we're sending out an email to all participating shop owners tomorrow. This email will include lots of information as well as a download link for the shop banner badges. Keep an eye on those email inboxes :)

  3. I'm launching a bundle of html templates today and think it's only right to donate all proceeds to this great cause. Signing up my shop now.

  4. I love this and - when shopping would like to give priority to participating shops. Is there a way to limit search results to participating shops only or to search within the pool of participating shops only? Thanks!

  5. Badge added. I'm proud to be a part of this effort, even if my portfolio is still tiny here. Thanks Creative Market.

  6. This is such a great idea, and I'm happy to be part of it. Thanks so much for doing this, Creative Market!

  7. Very proud to be apart of this, and it's great to see so many other shop owners willing to help out. Hats off to the team for putting it all together.

  8. I have written a small e-book on the mental game of pool. It's called Mastering the Inner Game of Pool. It sells at Amazon as a Kindle book & on one of my sites and a facebook page as a pdf. Is there a way I can participate and donate part of my sales to the disaster relief in Nepal?

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