Charity Items

Here at Serpent & Flame, we believe in kindness, love and charity.  We try to raise funds to help various causes: charity items sold at both our shop and in  person at events.

We are committed to giving back to the community. Our charity line helps us do this. You will find blends that are inspired by fandom and political topics. 15% of all sales from our charity designs will be donated.  

View all our charity blends here. 

2021 and Forward

Our Charity Line

2021 Donations (and going forward). Over the past year, we've really seen the struggle of community families with the economy and pandemic. We're committed to helping our favorite Chicago based organizations through the shop charity lines.  We also believe in education and are saddened at how underfunded classrooms are. We will commit to helping at lease one classroom a quarter with their goals.

Because of the nature of our charity blends, as of 1/1/21,  no discount codes can be used on charity products. We want to ensure the most money gets to organizations as possible.

The current organizations we will be donating to through our charity candle blends are:

Chicago Food Depository - helping to feed families across the Chicagoland area 
Deborah's Place - women's shelter dedicated to helping women through shelter and health, education and support services
the Night Ministry - dedicated to helping homeless young adults and teenagers in the Chicagoland area. I was drawn to them originally because of their help to LGTBQ+ youth

Q2 2021 - You helped us raise $140 to be split by the above three charities.

Q1 2021 - You helped us raise $240 to be split between the Chicago Food Depository, the Night Ministry and Deborah's Place.

Liv's Candles

My daughter, Liv, will be curating a monthly candle to help organizations that are important to xem.  We will make a dozen double wick jars in a limited edition blend and release them during our restock event. Donations to each organization will be made the day the candles go live so we don't have to wait to donate once they sell out.  We donate $10-15 of the cost of each candle to charity and ask that no credits be used on them.

July 2021 - Ace & Pan Skull Candles raised $240 for the Youth Empowerment Performance Project

June 2021 - Pride Candle Collection raised $360 for the Trevor Project

April 2021 - Liv's Candle (lemon mint tea) raised $180 for the Autism Self Advocacy Network

NERDSALE

We will also be working with nerdsale on Instagram to raise money for education organizations such as DonorsChoose.  This is a monthly artist event where all artists donate a portion of their proceeds to help teachers.

July 2021 - We donated $85 to DonorsChoose for two classrooms to purchase books.

Previous Years

2020 Q4 - Thank you for helping us raise $343 this quarter! We split it evenly between the Chicago Food Depository and two shelters in Chicago: the Night Ministry and Deborah's Place. 

2020 Q3 - Thank you for everybody who helped us raise $214 for charity. We donated half to the Chicago Food Bank and half to help three classrooms on Donors Choose.

2020 Q2 - We will be raising money for the Chicago Food Bank, Campaign Zero and the Night Ministry. Thank you everybody who purchased our charity blends! We were able to raise $350 this quarter which was split evenly between all three of those charities.

2020 Q1 - With your help, we raised $105 for charity this quarter. We donated $35 to the following organizations: Donors Choose "Keep Kids Learning" campaign to help teachers get supplies to kids in lower income areas during the Covid-19 crisis, Deborah's Place (a women's shelter in Chicago) and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

2019 Q4 - With your help, we raised $127 for charity this quarter.  We were able to donate to these classrooms on Donors Choose: here and here and $50 to the Greater Chicago Food Bank.

2019 Q3 - We raised $50 for RAICES and $57 for Donors Choose to help fund these classrooms: this one, and this one and this one.

2019 Q2 - With your purchases from our charity collection, we raised $165 this quarter.  We donated $83 to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and $83 to help fully fund this classroom and this classroom on Donors Choose.

2019 Q1 - With your purchases from our charity collection, we had $75 to allocate to our charities. We donated $25 to Meals on Wheels Chicago and we donated $30 to help fully fund this classroom and this classroom on Donors Choose.

2018 Q4 - We will continue to raise money for classrooms on DonorsChoose.org because we believe in the power of education and know that education is underfunded in many (if not most) states. We will also split our charity donation for Q4 with Deborah's Place (a women's shelter in Chicago). We donated ($100) to help fund this classroom and women at Deborah's Place.

2018 Q3 - With your help, we were able to donate to help these two classrooms on DonorsChose.org: art supplies in Florida and math/reading materials for special needs students. ($72)

2018 Q2 - With your help we were able to donate to Immigrant Families Together and help a classroom from DonorsChoose.org. ($108)

2018 Q1 - We will pick a classroom from DonorsChoose.org and help them towards their goal. ($42)

2017 Q4 - Random Acts ($75), Greater Chicago Food Bank ($25)

2017 Q3 - We were originally raising money for the ACLU but with all of the damage done to Puerto Rico, we decided to donate to AmeriCares to help get relief to the people impacted by Hurricane Maria.  Thank you for helping us raise $100.

2017 Q2 -  "The Crib"/The Night Ministry in Chicago ($50)

2017 Jan & Feb - "Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance" ($270) thanks to our Carrie Fisher & Elizabeth Warren designs.  And thanks to you!!

2016 Q4 - To Write Love On Her Arms ($350), Deborah's Place ($350), Greater Chicago Food Bank ($190) thanks to the popularity of the Nasty Women Necklaces

2016 Q3 - Random Acts ($30)

Of course, anybody can tell you anything about what they do with money.  If at any time you would like to see our donation receipts, please contact us and we will be happy to provide them.