Monday, May 18, 2015

The Indie Coalition for a Cause Supports Equality Now with a Fundraiser

Good morning, dear readers! This post and fundraiser have been several months in the making, and I am thrilled to finally be able to present everything for you! I am a member of The Indie Coalition for a Cause, a group of independent nail polish makers and bloggers dedicated to supporting different charities across the globe. Our goal is to hold two fundraisers a year. Each fundraiser will support a different cause, and I have the distinct honor of hosting the very first fundraiser. We have decided to raise money for the charity Equality Now for our inaugural fundraiser.

Equality Now is an organization that advocates for the human rights of women and girls around the world by raising international visibility of individual cases of abuse, mobilizing public support through global membership, and wielding strategic political pressure to ensure that government enact or enforce laws and policies that uphold the rights of women and girls. Their areas of focus include discrimination in law, sexual violence, female genital mutilation and trafficking. The members of the Indie Coalition for a Cause are in full support of this charity as we both envision a world in which women and men have equal rights under the law and full enjoyment of those rights.

ICC Equality Now Fundraiser: How YOU Can Help

The wonderful indie makers that are members of the ICC have contributed custom nail polishes made for this specific event to help entice you to donate to this noble cause. Photographed below are the polish prizes, including a few non-custom extras. Donations are to be made to the ICC fundraiser located here in increments of $5 and those that wish to be included in the raffle drawing may enter the rafflecopter below at the end of this blog post. The minimum donation is $10, and this purchases 2 raffle tickets. Once you have donated on the crowdrise site here:, you can fill out the rafflecopter for your entries below.

 There are two prize packs for this raffle: one large prize and a second smaller one. At the time of this post, there are still a few polish prizes trickling in, so there will be even more for our generous donators!

Please note that this is not like my typical giveaway. In order to be eligible to win, you must visit the Crowdrise page here and donate to the campaign. The rafflecopter is set up such that the larger the donation, the more chances you get to win these beautiful polish prizes.

6 Harts Polish
Choice of Nail Polish and Cuticle Oil

Alter Ego Nail Enamel
Can't Hide
Swatch courtesy of Adventures in Acetone

Girly Girl
Swatch courtesy of Adventures in Acetone

(over Girly Girl)
Swatch courtesy of Adventures in Acetone

She Shines Top Coat

Anchor & Heart Lacquer
We Wear Purple

Black Dahlia Lacquer
Stand Up For Equality
Swatch courtesy of Beautee Luvr

Bergamot Cuticle Oil

Bohemian Polish
(formerly Finger Lickin' Lacquer)
At the Head of the River

Ladies First

Make Equality Reality

Firecracker Lacquer
What Do We Want? EQUALITY!

Nail Gems

Girly Bits Cosmetics


Time for Change

Literary Lacquers
Secret of Joy

Northern Star Polish
Embrace Yourself

Renaissance Cosmetics

Silly Bee's Chickadees
Come Together

Sonoma Nail Art
Equal Work Equal Pay

Strong Women Decals

Prize Pack #1

Prize Pack #2

Donations can be made to the ICC Equality Now fundraiser on the Crowdrise page linked here. All donations are handled by Crowdrise so you can rest assured that the money is going to this charity. Don't forget to hold on to your confirmation emails for tax purposes too!

On behalf of the ICC and women everywhere, I would like to thank you for your support! I would also like to personally thank the indie makers that have contributed prizes for this raffle; we couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you for the donations and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Great way to bring awareness to such important issues!

  2. What a great idea and a wonderful cause!

  3. This is great! What a fantastic way to bring awareness.

  4. I'm glad to see so many great indies in our community uniting for such a fantastic cause!

  5. Thank you Jen and Melissa for your efforts in putting this together. I am SO happy to be able to participate and I look forward to upcoming events xo

  6. Thanks for putting all of this together, Jen! All of the polishes look great!

  7. Wonderful awesome way to spread awareness and raise money for a great cause!!!

  8. Wonderful to see everyone coming together to support this!

  9. Thank you for all your hard work! I'm excited to see this come together!

  10. I love the cause and I love love love seeing polish people come together for a cause. This makes me happy (and even happier to contribute!)

  11. What a great cause for your inaugural fundraiser! It's wonderful to see the nail community come together to help raise awareness!

  12. This is awesome! What a great cause for your first fundraiser!

  13. Awesome! I'll share some info about this in a few days

  14. What a great cause indeed!!! Unfortunately Crowdrise doesn't appear to accept PayPal, so sadly I am going to have to sit this one out. :( Good luck raising money though!!! :)


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