Benefit Items

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

Kathy's Circle of Friends

Item #110761 - String Art - A Circle Of Friends

Primitives by Kathy has created a 501(c)(3) organization rooted in providing fun, social and creativity focused events for adults with disabilities. Managed by Kathy Phillips and the employees of Primitives by Kathy, the organization hosts themed events twice a month that foster inclusion and friendships. For more information about this cause, please visit www.kcof.org or find us on Facebook (@KathysCircleofFriends) or Instagram (@kathys_circle_of_friends).

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this string art box sign support the programs for those with disabilities.

Help The Fight

Item #39433 - Sock

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 the sale of this pair of socks will be donated directly to Help the Fight

$12,324 raised to date

Help The Fight

Item #30649 - Box Sign

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.

$15,830 raised to date

R.U.F.F. - Relying Upon Furry Friends

Item #31141 - Box Sign

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.

$32,259 raised to date

Aevidum

Item #104102 - Box Sign

Aevidum's goal is to create a positive mental health environment where all students feel accepted, appreciated, acknowledged, and cared for in schools and communities across the nation. For more information about this cause, please visit aevidum.org.

100% of the proceeds from this item will be donated to Aevidum.

$7,546 raised to date

Gigi’s Playhouse

Item #104098 - Box Sign

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

$3,217 raised to date

The Center for Wildlife

Item #104100 - Box Sign

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports The Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine as they seek to build a sustainable future for wildlife through medical treatment, rehabilitation, educational outreach, research, and conservation activities. Learn more at: www.thecenterforwildlife.org.

$3,537 raised to date

AIM to Empower

Item #104104 - Box Sign

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports AIM to Empower, a Lancaster, PA based organization focused on creating connection and opportunity through the practice of yoga. Learn more at: www.aimtoempower.org

$4,238 raised to date

PowerPacks Project

Item #102861 - Box Sign

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports the Power Packs Project in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and their mission to empower families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals so their children return to school fed and ready to learn. Learn more at: www.powerpacksproject.org

$3,065 raised to date

Fisher House Benefit Items from Primitives by Kathy

Fisher House

Marine - Item #107833  |  Sailor - Item #107834
Coastie - Item #107835  |  Soldier - Item #107836
Airman - Item #107837

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.

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to Fisher House.

$4,314 raised to date

Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center benefit item from Primitives by Kathy

Greystone Manor Therapeutic Riding Center

Item #105515 - Box Sign

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.

$2,223 raised to date

Occupational Development Center benefit item from Primitives by Kathy

Occupational Development Center

Item #106038 - Box Sign

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.

$2,445 raised to date

Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development

Item #108901 - Box Sign

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this box sign supports The Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development. The Schreiber Center is a nonprofit organization that offers the finest in innovative therapy, education and recreation resources for children, teens and young adults. We provide everything needed for all of life’s challenges, so that families and children can reach their dreams and vision. Learn more at: www.schreiberpediatric.org

$623 raised to date

Box Sign - Rescue When A Human Gives A Home To A Dog The Human Is Rewarded With Unconditional Love | 1 Love 4 Animals Benefit Item

1 Love 4 Animals

Item #110212 - Box Sign

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

$912 raised to date

Box Sign - Whoever Said Money Can't Buy Happiness Has Never Paid An Adoption Fee | The Sebastian Foundation for Animal Rescue Benefit Item

Sebastian Foundation

Item #110211 - Box Sign

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.

$2,179 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.

$540 raised to date

Sandy – Therapy Horse

Leg Up Farm Therapeutic Riding Program

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

Friendship Heart Gallery Collection

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.


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.net

$8,100 Donated To Date

 

Retired Benefit Products

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

    $15,137 donated from sales of item 104103

  • American Heart Association:

    $3,872 donated from sales of item 104101

  • Breast Cancer Research:

    $1,827 donated from sales of item 37155

  • Brighter Day Foundation:

    $5,503 donated from sales of item 35990

  • Kathy's Circle of Friends:

    $2,018 donated from sales of item 104099

  • The Trevor Project:

    $2,875 donated from sales of item 34453

  • The Mix at Arbor Place:

    $7,696 donated from sales of item 27198

  • Triangle Therapeutic Riding Center:

    $12,056 donated from sales of item 31078

  • United Disabilities Services Foundation:

    $12,091 donated from sales of item 24357

 

Thanks for your continued support!

Kathy's Circle of Friends