About

About This Organization

Draw For A Cause was first envisioned in August 2021 as a platform for young artists to help raise funds for charities.

Draw For A Cause is dedicated towards supporting social movements while also encouraging young artists to value their time and work. Too often, artists have been expected to draw for “exposure”, which is an exploitative practice that artists who are just starting out often get tricked into doing. That’s why, 15% of all commissions go to the artists themselves; their hard work isn’t free!


Meet the Founders

Alyelle (Founder)

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Alyelle is a high school junior who enjoys digital art, animation, game development, playing the violin, and she plays on her school’s badminton team. She hopes to pursue a computer science major in the future.

Sofa (Co-Founder)

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Sofa is a teenager who likes drawing, animating, self-learning, and trying out new things. A few of her other hobbies include reading Webtoons and listening to music.

Lyra (Co-Founder)

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Lyra’s just your average teen who’s interested in drawing, sports, and singing in the shower. She’s always open to new ideas and perspectives.


Zaydia (Co-Founder)

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Zaydia (prev. known as Beanie) loves to draw, animate, play basketball, and research random topics for fun. One of her goals in life is to make a positive impact on the world.


Tsuri (Co-Founder)

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Tsuri is a young artist who enjoys gacha games and sleeping, and hopes to become a professional illustrator one day.




Current Organizers

Alyelle (Lead Organizer, August 2021 – Present)

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Alyelle is a high school junior who enjoys digital art, animation, game development, and music composition. She hopes to pursue a computer science major in the future.

Sofa (Organizer, August 2021 – Present)

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Sofa is a teenager who likes drawing, animating, self-learning, and trying out new things. A few of her other hobbies include reading Webtoons and listening to music.

Lyra (Organizer, August 2021 – Present)

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Lyra’s just your average teen who’s interested in drawing, sports, and singing in the shower. She’s always open to new ideas and perspectives.


Zaydia (Organizer, August 2021 – Present)

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Zayda (prev. known as Beanie) loves to draw, animate, play basketball, and research random topics for fun. One of her goals in life is to make a positive impact on the world.

Tsuri (Organizer, August 2021 – Present)

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Tsuri is a young artist who enjoys gacha games and sleeping, and hopes to become a professional illustrator one day.


Mengdevi (Organizer, February 2022 – Present)

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Mengdevi (Leo) is a comic artist and animator based in Vancouver. They are interested in changing the way art is perceived by society. In their free time, Leo enjoys creating cool licks for their saxophone solos. Currently Leo is working on adapting their collection for public consumption.

Former Organizers

No organizers have resigned yet.