Primitives by Kathy is proud to support local and national charities and programs through volunteerism, benefit products and sponsorships. We offer our customers the opportunity to support various programs and causes with the purchase of products whose proceeds directly benefit the affiliated charity.
Proceeds are donated directly to each organization, allowing them to serve those in need and enhance the lives of others.
“Be generous, and be authentic. Volunteer your time to a community-service function or even just to do a favor for a neighbor or friend.” – Kathy Phillips
R.U.F.F. - Relying Upon Furry Friends
Through R.U.F.F. pups train with staff and inmate handlers at Houtzdale State Correctional Institution for 15-18 months. At the end of the training, all inmate handlers receive a Certificate of Recognition in Canine Training and Care. Program trainers make quarterly visits to the prison throughout the training process to check progress, address challenges, and support the handlers. During the training, Inmate handlers maintain a special journal regarding the puppy. The journal then accompanies the puppy home.
100% of the proceeds from this item will be donated to the United Disabilities Services Foundation.
$38,137 raised to date
1 Love 4 Animals
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports 1 Love 4 Animals. 1 Love's primary mission has always been to rescue animals from neglectful and abusive circumstances, provide them with necessary medical care, then place them in loving homes. Since 1 Love’s inception in September 2017, we have made it possible for over one thousand dogs, cats, rabbits, and other animals to find new homes, while providing food for an additional 400 animals belonging to seniors, and families facing financial or personal difficulties.
The very definition of the word “primitive” is a quality that offers a basic level of comfort and efficiency. When Kathy adopted “Luna,” a timid Newfoundland breeding dog rescued by 1 Love 4 Animals from a PA puppy mill, she was not only prepared to provide her new dog a high level of comfort, love, and patience, Kathy and her team set about helping other mill dogs with efficiency and compassion. The money raised by the sale of Kathy’s delightful boxes will provide veterinary care for at-risk animals suffering from abuse and neglect. Learn more at: www.1love4animals.org
$2,196 raised to date
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports The Sebastian Foundation for Animal Rescue. The Sebastian Foundation is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) all breed rescue organization that works to facilitate the adoption of unwanted animals. Many of the animals that come to us are through no fault of their own: divorce, illness, and financial struggles are common reasons that animals are given up. All of the animals cared for by our organization are kept in foster homes. Learn more at: www.facebook.com/SebastianFoundationforAnimalRescue/ and www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA518.html
We have been blessed and are grateful to Kathy Phillips for adopting Morgan, one of her beautiful Newfoundland dogs, who you can find featured in the Primitives by Kathy Catalog.
$4,172 raised to date
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. For nearly 50 years, we have protected endangered species and their habitats, produced ground-breaking publications, trained thousands of farmers and land managers to conserve habitat, and raised awareness about the importance and plights of invertebrates in forests, prairies, deserts, and oceans. Our key program areas are pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts. Learn more at www.xerces.org
$1,572 raised to date
Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center
Greystone Manor is a therapeutic riding center offering equine-assisted activities to adults and children with special needs. They are on a mission to enhance lives, boost self-esteem, and foster the special bond between the participants and the horses. They provide riding lessons as well as an unmounted clinic series where individuals can learn about horses while standing on their own two feet. To learn more about this organization, visit Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center. 100 % of the proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center.
$7,937 raised to date
Disability Empowerment Center
In partnership with the Disability Empowerment Center located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this collection supports empowering individuals with disabilities to make choices through education, collaboration, and advocacy. For more information about this cause, please visit www.decpa.org
Primitives by Kathy is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of products from this collection directly to DEC.
$46 raised to date
Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition
In partnership with the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition, this collection supports their mission to build a supportive and enriching community abundant in opportunities for LGBTQQIA+ individuals by offering dynamic programming and services. For more information about this cause, please visit www.lgbtlancaster.org
Primitives by Kathy is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of products in this collection to help create a more inclusive Lancaster County.
$3,284 raised to date
In partnership with the non-profit ASSETS, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, this collection helps to empower underrepresented entrepreneurs, especially women and people of color, by offering resources they need to build successful businesses. For more information about this cause, please visit www.assetspa.org
Primitives by Kathy is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of products in this collection to support ASSETS and their mission to transform the community through ethical and inclusive business.
$2,127 raised to date
Help The Fight
Help the Fight is a non-profit organization that provides supportive funding for those diagnosed with breast cancer. For more information about this cause, please visit www.helpthefight.org.
100% of the proceeds from this item will be donated to Help the Fight.
$20,436 raised to date
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports Gigi’s Playhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in support of their mission to change the way the world views a Down syndrome diagnosis and send a global message of acceptance for all by providing a dedicated place for families to celebrate their child and benefit from free programs that unleash joy, confidence, and continuous improvement. Learn more at: www.gigisplayhouse.org/lancaster
$5,430 raised to date
Fisher House provides free, temporary housing to aid military families while their loved ones undergo medical treatment at military and VA medical centers. In addition to housing, the foundation offers continued support of family members with programs that offer academic scholarships, help with transportation, and more. For more information about this cause, please visit fisherhouse.org.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to Fisher House.
$12,516 raised to date
Occupational Development Center
The Mission of the Occupational Development Center is to provide high quality and cost effective not-for-profit vocational training and employment opportunities for Lancaster County adults with developmental disabilities. Through a wide variety of contacts within the Lancaster County business community, contracts for service are established. To learn more about this organization, visit Occupational Development Center. 100 % of the proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to the Occupational Development Center.
$5,251 raised to date
100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports Jack's Basket. Jack’s Basket is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to celebrate babies with Down syndrome. We strive to ensure that every new and expectant parent is provided resources and avenues of support within the community. We aim to educate medical providers on how to discuss the diagnosis in an unbiased way in hopes that having a baby with Down syndrome is celebrated like any other. Learn more at: www.jacksbasket.org
$1,371 raised to date
Rotating Local Organizations
Item #100329 - Enamel Pin
100% of the proceeds from our sales of this pin go to support a rotation of local organizations near and dear to us. We invite you to carry on the spirit of giving by donating proceeds from your sales of this item to a local or national cause close to your heart. Let's start a movement to spread kindness, do good, and show love, together.
$553 raised to date
Sandy – Therapy Horse
Primitives By Kathy pledges a yearly donation for Sandy the therapy horse, who is part of the therapeutic riding program at Leg Up Farm. Leg up Farm is a non-profit therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania for children with special needs.
As one of the most senior horses in the herd, Sandy is a rock star! She continues to provide life-changing experiences for the children who ride and interact with her in individual lessons and group programs throughout the year.
If you'd like to make a donation - please visit Leg Up Farm's website legupfarm.org
$15,000 Donated To Date
Friendship Heart Gallery
2019 introduced an ongoing partnership with the Lancaster, PA based Friendship Heart Gallery which provides opportunities for creative expression and financial independence to differently abled local artists. We’re proud to support their mission by offering a collection of collaborative items featuring designs created by these talented artists, many of whom are also members of Kathy’s Circle of Friends.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to this local gallery to continue their mission to promote artistic expression for local artists. If you'd like to contribute, you can make a purchase from the Friendship Heart Gallery Collection or visit Friendship Heart Gallery's website friendshipart.netto shop or donate
$29,379 Donated To Date
Peace For Ukraine
A list notepad displaying a comforting hand painted design of a dove surrounded by bold sunflowers with "Peace For Ukraine" sentiment. List notepad contains 60 pages and a strong back magnet. Made in the USA.
As one of our Benefit Items, 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this item will be donated to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund by Global Giving to support Ukranian refugee relief programs.
$1,970 raised to date
Retired Benefit Products
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
$15,330 donated from sales of item 104103
- American Heart Association:
$3,896 donated from sales of item 104101
$9,622 donated from sales of item 104102
- Breast Cancer Research:
$1,827 donated from sales of item 37155
- Brighter Day Foundation:
$5,503 donated from sales of item 35990
- The Center for Wildlife:
$5,911 donated from sales of item 104100
- Help The Fight:
$16,665 donated from sales of item 39433
- Kathy's Circle of Friends:
$3,500 donated from sales of item 104099 & 110761
- Power Packs Project:
$3,653 donated from sales of item 102861
- Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development:
$9,384 donated from sales of item 108901
- The Mix at Arbor Place:
$7,693 donated from sales of item 27198
- The Trevor Project:
$2,875 donated from sales of item 34453
- Triangle Therapeutic Riding Center:
$12,073 donated from sales of item 31078
- United Disabilities Services Foundation:
$12,091 donated from sales of item 24357
Thanks for your continued support!