Not long ago, Jordan wore a t-shirt to help her feel more empowered around a new group of kids. Sharing how she is a Born Just Right kid helped her feel super proud. That experience set off a lot of behind the scenes conversations in my world. Two fantastic parents of Born Just Right kids reached out and helped make some magic happen.
With the help of Rachel Maeroff, there are two really cool ways to raise money for Camp No Limits and help our kids celebrate being born just right. She helped launch a Teespring campaign with four different t-shirt styles. Each shirt sale will help benefit Camp No Limits. The trick? We need to sell at least five more of each shirt to make sure they ship in time for the holidays. It’s tricky, but a super cool way to dress our kids up with pride while helping camp at the same time. She recruited an artist, Trevor Collis, to design the unicorns. Meantime, Born Just Right dad, Shane Gillies, designed the other three awesome shirts.
How does this work? Visit our new Born Just Right Teespring website, order a shirt (or two or three or four) for your kids. (We are only selling kid sizes. But let me know if there’s a shirt you think we should offer in adult sizes.) When we reach our goal for the shirt sales, you will be charged for the shirt and it will be shipped to you. It’s a Kickstarter for shirts. Rachel and I will monitor the shirt sales to make sure we end with a campaign goal that will guarantee these shirts get produced. It’s a perfect gift for our kids!
Don’t think a shirt is for you? That’s okay because Born Just Right is also hosting a Jamberry fundraiser for Camp No Limits! Jamberry is a really cool brand of nail wraps that last way longer than nail polish. I recently discovered them and love them… And I’m not usually a nail decoration kind of girl.
Consider these two fundraisers while doing your holiday shopping. 100% of the profits from BOTH fundraisers will be donated to Camp No Limits to help send a child to camp. It’s super excited and extra ways to help campers before Jordan launches her own birthday fundrasier in December. (That’s a lot of fundraising, I know. But we love camp that much.)
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The holidays are such an awesome time of the year for us. It gives our family a chance to celebrate together, eat awesome food, travel and do good. The do good part is mainly because Jordan’s birthday is right after Christmas and each year, we’ve focused on giving and raising money for Camp No Limits. She’s hoping to send at least nine kids to camp in honor of turning nine.
But we aren’t blind to other needs and opportunities. That’s why I feel very lucky to have partnered with Macy’s Heart of Haiti program to let you know of a cool way to decorate your home and help Haitian artists. Every item purchased through the program provides sustainable income for a Haitian artisan and their extended family. The items are on sale at select Macy’s stores and on Macy’s website. You can see all of the department store’s “Gifts that Give Hope” online.
It doesn’t seem like it was ten years ago, but this upcoming January 12th is the fifth anniversary since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. We watched the recovery process very closely because so many of the quake survivors lost limbs and had to rebuild a new life with the help of prosthetics. Jordan and I collected prosthetics to donate and helped raise money. You can sometimes feel helpless. Programs like Heart of Haiti and Healing Hands for Haiti make an impact.
I was lucky to get the chance to experience one of the Heart of Haiti art pieces by decorating with a Tobacco Leaf Tray. I skipped the Thanksgiving decorations at my home since we aren’t hosting this year. I think the tray looks pretty awesome with extra sparkles and ribbon. The tray is made of raw materials using a traditional papier mache technique by artists in Jacmel, Haiti. Here’s a little video about how the papier mache products are made.
I think it’s so empowering to see a way to help artists in Haiti have economically sustainable opportunities. Macy’s Heart of Haiti is just another way to give back during this season of giving. If you’re curious to learn more about the program, you can visit it on Twitter at @heartofHaiti
or check out its Facebook page