On Extending Our Circle of Compassion
Something that has been pulling on my heart lately is a feeling of overwhelm. There are so many issues and causes these days that need our support. With so many to help, it can feel overwhelming to know where to start - to feel like my actions won’t make an impact. But they do, and every small actions turns into a ripple effect.
I know I don’t talk about politics or these hard topics here on my blog. This is a design company and I want it to be an inspiring, uplifting resource for fellow creatives. But at the same time, I want this company to reflect my personal values and morals. To give back to my community and make a difference besides designing pretty things and making money.
With that being said, starting this month Reux Design Co. will be giving back 5% of all profits we make to different charities each quarter. Talking is great, but the real change can happen when we put our money where our mouth is. This quarter (October — December) I’m partnering with Rancho Relaxo, a non-profit farm animal rescue in New Jersey.
Caitlin founded Rancho Relaxo many years ago after rescuing a wild mustang named Halona, that had been captured by the US government. A few months later, she adopted another horse and bought a farm for the two of them. Her farm turned into a safe haven for many animals. She fostered dogs and cats from high-kill shelters, rescued chickens and baby pigs that were being sold on craigslist, and much more. Before long, Rancho Relaxo was a full-fledged animal rescue. She now has a farm full of beautiful animals that have been saved from previous lives of abuse and torture: horses, pigs, goats, chickens, sheep, a donkey and recently a beautiful baby calf named Chester.
The thing I love so much about Caitlin is that she gives a voice for those who cannot. She never shies away from taking in an animal, even if Rancho Relaxo “can’t” afford it. She loves and protects these animals in a way that is truly selfless. And I’m so happy to be able to make a contribution through Reux Design Co. with the help of my amazing clients this quarter.
All images by Sammantha Fisher of Rancho Relaxo animals.
I hope that you join us and support us in this decision. I hope it gives you a nudge to take action with your business or your platform to invoke change when needed. I hope it inspires you to stand up for what you believe in, in the most compassionate and understanding way possible.
May we always find a way to strongly and confidently protect what we love.
I’m currently booking Brand Identity Design projects and other branding work for the months of October - December. If you’re ready to create a holistic visual identity that attracts your ideal clients, get in touch. You’ll have the double benefit of investing into your own business, and helping us donate to an amazing charity at the same time. Let's chat.