Giving back to causes that are close to our closely held values is important to me and everyone at The Blast Factory. Each time you purchase art or apparel for Stick Vega we will donate 5% of the sale price to one of two charities that we support.
The Brady Campaign For The Prevention Of Gun Violence is perfectly aligned with my mission: "The more gunpowder I use, the less there is for killing people". America has a huge problem with gun violence. And too many are killed needlessly. The Brady Campaign supports common sense plans to prevent gun violence.
Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to developing nations. This also works with the Stick Vega mission in that the intense heat from explosions can fuse hydrogen and oxygen atoms together creating water. My explosions are way too small to generate much, but with a byproduct of explosions being water, Charity: Water is a good fit.
In addition to these, I also donate my time and art to several other causes like Inspiration Corporation (working with the homeless) and Domestic Abuse Intervention Services.
So, conceptually and in practice, by me blowing up my art I use a little gunpowder to keep the world a little safer, and I create some water, it all works. I hope that my contributions (with your help) create stronger communities and a better environment to work and live.
Giving back is a blast!