Ink’d for Good is an annual citywide event that unites local, philanthropic tattoo artists with like-minded people who dig tattoos. 100% of the proceeds benefit two 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, PDX Diaper Bank and Baby Blues Connection.
Sales go live on the website on July 15th. Mark your calendars!
How Artists Can Support – Simply donate your time! Click here to submit your interest. You choose the type of work: flash, custom, or either. We ask for approximately 4 hours of volunteerism in the form of a gift certificate(s); however, all donations are greatly appreciated. See FAQs
How Individuals Can Support – Simply purchase your next tattoo via the Ink’d for Good website! Benefits include: a discounted hourly rate,
potential appointment times after artists have closed their books,
supporting two local nonprofits and the families they support. Some FAQs here.
About the Nonprofits –
Baby Blues Connection provides free support, information and resources to women and families coping with pregnancy and postpartum depression, and to further support and educate the professionals who serve them. Our goal is to support all families through the early years of new parenting. Over of 15% of pregnant and postpartum women will experience some form of depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation or hopelessness. If symptoms are present in the mother, the partner has a 50% chance of experiencing symptoms. Left unchecked, depression and anxiety in either parent can affect the parent-to-child bond, potentially causing developmental issues.
PDX Diaper Bank was founded on the belief that everyone deserves access to necessary diapering supplies in order to promote health, wellness and productivity. Diaper need negatively impacts impacts a staggering 1 in 3 American families. PDX Diaper Bank collaborates with a growing network of local nonprofit and government agencies in order to support Oregon families in need. Reliable access to clean diapers not only supports child/family health, but also provides opportunities for education, job placement/security, stable housing, and more.
Both nonprofits focus on supporting families in their times of need, and have joined forces to ink Portland for GOOD!