I launched Local-good.com, a website to help artists creating in the US sell their work and give back to charity, during the height of the pandemic.
We personally meet with every artist before they are invited to join LocalGood, to get to know them and their work to connect with them and learn how we can grow together. That commitment can be seen in each sale – artists choose how much to donate to charity and LocalGood matches that donation, dollar for dollar.
We aren’t focused on just selling art work and handcrafted items – we are committed to helping our community of artists in the US grow! Our mission is to make it easy to connect socially conscience supporters to local artists, shops and charities.
We believe in people, not profits, and the power of shopping and supporting local!
I wanted to provide a simple way to learn about artists, charities, and the good going on in each community in the US.
We showcase talented artists, who make handcrafted goods. Each artist was selected to be part of the community because of their passion, commitment, and desire to put good into the world.
LocalGood strives to be more than a place to buy hand-crafted items, we are developing a community of like-minded individuals who seek to support artists and creators and the charities that they support. A portion of each sale is donated to the charity of the creator’s choice and is matched dollar for dollar by LocalGood.
Every purchase at Local-Good.com supports an artist and a charity!
I’m not an artist – but I love and support the handmade community because I have an appreciation for the time and talent that goes into the work. I started LocalGood after hearing several artists describe the struggle they were having trying to compete in a world full of mass-produced goods.
They struggled to gain attention for their work, earn enough to support their families, and keep motivated to continue creating. I also found that they were doing really good things to support charities, donating their time and artwork to be raffled off as a fundraiser.
It hit me then that this community really needs a network – there are plenty of people like me who love buying art and handcrafted item created in the US. We just needed to make it easier to connect these people to artists and the charities they support.
That’s why I created LocalGood – to make it easy for socially conscious people to buy handcrafted items, created in the US, from a local artist who donates a portion of each sale to charity. Plus, LocalGood matches each donation, dollar for dollar!