Right now I’m in the middle of a very important project. I’m raising funds for suicide prevention. For the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to be more specific.
I’m sure you’ve heard me talking about it, but if you haven’t, a couple months ago I created some original art that I titled the “Butterfly Blogger” and then created t-shirts to sell to benefit the AFSP. 40-50% of the purchase price of these shirts will go directly to the charity (depending on style).
This art represents the many many hats we as bloggers and social media influencers wear in our daily lives. It is an awesome t-shirt if I say so myself (also available in tank top)! I just love mine. (I’ve had one made for me in each style.)
So where is the money going?
Each year the AFSP hosts a national fundraising walk called the “Out of the Darkness Overnight.” Its a 16-18 mile walk literally from dusk till dawn. I did it last year in Washington DC, and this year it is being hosted in Seattle (where I live). But have no fear the money is used for national suicide prevention programs.
Want to learn more about this incredible event, and why I walk? Check out the Overnight’s new promo video. I actually discovered today that I am featured in it along with a couple of the incredibly passionate ladies I walked with last year. This video is so very moving, it brought me to tears.
I’ve encouraged a couple of my blogger buddies, Kerri of The Maven of Social Media and Ashley of Crunchy Frugalista to do the walk with me. They have both been touched by suicide (as I have) and want to do their part. So I’m supporting Kerri and Ashley in their fundraising efforts as well. We have to raise a minimum of $1,000 to walk and Kerri and Ashley are not there yet. So I’ve invited them to also sell the Butterfly Blogger shirts to benefit their walk fundraising. If you buy a shirt and write one of their names in the “Who referred you to this fundraiser?” category on the pre-order form, they will get 50% of the shirt’s profits for their fundraising.
How to Order?
- Go HERE and place a pre-order. (You do not have to pay at this time. And don’t forget to put Kerri or Ashley as a referral if you’d like some of your donation to go to their Overnight fundraising pages.)
- When we accumulate a minimum number of orders, I will contact you with a PayPal money request, and the shirts will be ordered at that time.
- Approximately 1-2 weeks later your shirt will ship to you!
And now for the Giveaway!
Kerry, Ashley and I are giving away a Butterfly Blogger T-shirt or Tank (your choice and your size) Retail Value up to $30. US Only. Please enter in the Rafflecopter below. You may enter until 4/7/14 at 9pm PT. (See Rafflecopter form for rules.)