Keep Calm…

…it’s just a Chromosome!

And we’re off to a GREAT start with our first t-shirt fundraiser for the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society. In just one week, we’ve raised over $600 that will all go directly to the registry. (minus fees for credit card processing)

It started when I saw a commercial for a website that does T-shirt fundraisers.  I’ve thought of this before, but didn’t want to pay for a whole bunch of t-shirts when I didn’t know what sizes to get, or if they would even sell. So when I saw the commercial, I was on it!! 🙂

KCJCI found a few websites that do all the work for me; takes care of the cost of the tshirts, allocating a portion of the funds of each t-shirt to go to my cause (which in this case is the Ch18 Registry!), printing the t-shirts, AND shipping the t-shirts to those that order one. I was able to choose a goal of how many would sell (in this case 50 – I was guessing!) which also changed the cost of the t-shirts depending on my goal – more t-shirts means less cost per item. I looked into the FAQ’s and what items each website printed on (just t-shirts vs t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sweatshirts), and after seeing a few of the other fundraisers on a particular site, I was sold. I choose the one that printed on more than just t-shirts.

I was able to design the t-shirt how I wanted and imagined it. And I have so many more ideas in mind – which I’ll probably do another in a month or two.

It’s been easy and fun! And the best part, it’s been amazing to see the money total go up on a daily basis of the orders just flying in for this cause…the money that will be donated directly to the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society. This has been so fun and rewarding to know that these donations are going right back to where a lot of the information about Chromosome 18 came from. To have this idea and run with it and also provide more Chromosome 18 gear for families and friends all over the world – it’s awesome and I’m so glad I could be apart of it.

I am so grateful to be one of such a huge and amazing group of families in an organization which helps bring information and research so we can all learn more about Chromosome 18 abnormalities. If it wasn’t for them, my family and friends support, I have no idea where I’d be today…

If you’re interested in ordering, please visit THIS LINK. The fundraiser closes on August 5, 2014 at midnight. It’s then, that your card will be charged. There is a $5 domestic shipping cost and $11 international shipping cost for every order — order 10 sweatshirts and 3 t-shirts – it’s the same as ordering 1 t-shirt! Everything will be shipped within 14 days from the end of the fundraiser….I am SO excited to get our gear!

If you want to donate directly to Chromosome 18, please do that HERE.

Thank you for being apart of our lives and supporting our passions. We are so blessed!

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