Commitment to causes

NO RHYME OR REASON ART is committed to using art and our platform to advocate for causes we care about

Lupus foundation of America

NROR ART is a proud fundraising team for the Lupus Foundation of America!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2021 Virtual Walk to End Lupus Now! possible. 

We are currently preparing for fundraising in 2022. If you're interested in teaming up to fundraise for the Lupus Foundation, please email nrorart@gmail.com

Through a mix of donating a portion of sales and providing buttons and bracelets as gifts to donors, team NROR ART raised a total of $3,681 since 2019! 

nror art x Zoup! collaboration

In May 2021, NROR ART and 6 Zoup! restaurant locations teamed up to fundraise and spread awareness throughout Lupus Awareness Month. Each locations had 25-50 hand painted buttons available for purchase. All proceeds were donated to the Lupus Foundation of America.

Sustainable and eco-friendly Efforts

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In 2021, we have fully expanded our eco friendly business practices.

  • Mailers: No more plastic poly mailers. We’re proud to now use Wastebased, plant based mailers. Our new mailers are compostable in both residential and commercial conditions. They contribute to mangrove estuary regeneration in Madagascar and help to draw CO2 out of the atmosphere. 

  • Envelopes: No more plastic, zip baggies. We are proud to now use 100% recycled paper bags from Nashville Wraps. They are compostable and printed with water based ink. 

  • Card stock: Printing can be a pain and lead to a lot of excess waste. We are proud to now use 100% post consumer recycled paper cards.

  • Gift tissue: Bubble wrap and dyed tissue paper causes harm to the environment. We will be using the rest of our signature yellow tissue paper, but have a new change ahead! We are proud to now use Eco-Friendly packing tissue, made from recovered papers from Nashville Wraps. 

  • Stickered Mailers: Having our logo on mailers is fun, but waste cause by individually cut stickers is not! We are moving away from stickers on baggies to stamping our logo on our new, 100% recycled paper bags. 

Racial justice and equality

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In 2020, NROR ART created Black Lives Matter and racial justice buttons to fundraise for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Black Lives Matter. 

Through button sales, NROR ART raised a total of $211.

$105.50 was donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and $105.50 was donated to the Black Lives Matter organization.

Pride and LGBTQ equality

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In 2019 and 2020, NROR ART donated to Boston Pride as well as participated in the festival in 2019 and the virtual celebration in 2020. 

 

In 2019 and 2020, NROR ART was a community sponsor of Worcester Pride. In addition, provided buttons to the Worcester Pride Prom event for elected Prom King, Queen and Monarch.  NROR ART has participated in Worcester Pride festivals in 2018, 2019 and 2021. 

american cancer society

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In 2020, NROR ART teamed up with Team Laura for the Rolling Rally for the American Cancer Society. Best friend and NROR ART volunteer Emily Fitzgerald fundraised for the American Cancer Society to honor and pay tribute to her late mother, Laura Fitzgerald. Buttons were made to pair with shirts that were sold for ACS. Team Laura raised $2000 in 2020 and continues to fundraise yearly.

Stay tuned for fundraising in 2022!