We are very excited to announce a new fundraising effort we have been carefully pondering for a while now.
We recently had 8 of special edition black-on-white wristbands made up. We thought it would be cool, as the creators, to have our own one-of-a-kind style. But we then began to think of how we may use these towards the fundraising efforts we were already working on. We are proud to announce that by the end of our wristband sale, we will have raised $1,130 for Children’s Defense Fund! We wanted a way to do more, for another cause that really needs it. Three days after we placed our very first wristband order, the Gulf Oil Spill happened. 45 days later…it continues to happen. By now, we’re sure a lot of you have seen these pictures (warning: may be a little upsetting), which emerged today, of the wildlife affected by the Gulf Oil Spill. After we saw them, it seemed meant to be that our donations from this event should go towards this cause.
The Goal: We want to raise $200 total to adopt an endangered brown pelican in the name of LOST Fans who are concerned about the oil spill. It’s a small effort, but something we can all afford and be proud to be a part of. We will adopt the Pelican through the IBRRC (International Bird Rescue Research Center), which calculates $200 as the cost to care for one pelican. They have recently set up shop with a rescue team in affected areas to help get these animals cleaned and released. After adoption, we receive a number which will identify our pelican for life, and a certificate signifying the adopter. We plan to honor “LOST Fans” as the adopter of the pelican.
The Plan: We’re going to set up a donation widget on our webpage and Facebook. Donate as little or as much as you’d like! Every little bit will count. We’re going to accept donations throughout June. Any amount raised over $200 will also go to the IBRRC.
The Bonus: Here’s where it gets more fun! Rather than have a bidding competition (which was our original idea for these wristbands), we want to give all donors equal opportunity to win a prize. We will randomly select 3 donors to win a prize pack of 2 wristbands – 1 light, 1 dark – in the size of your choice. No matter how much you donate you will be entered to win! But, even if you are not one of the 3 lucky winners, you will receive a color PDF of the certificate of adoption.
We really hope that this will work out well and LOST fans will show their support for these animals! With your help, there is one lucky pelican out there whose life will be saved (or at least bettered) by the legacy of LOST. Pretty awesome in our opinion!
You can read more about IBRRC and how they help birds here.
Thank you guys so much for whatever you can do to help, and good luck with the prize!
DONATE HERE: Our ChipIn Page