It’s time for another charity pin sale… click here to get one for $10 and support two great charities! Details below.
Dirk and I are once again selling these sweet American flag pride pins for $10 each at jack.mn/flagpin, with 100% of the proceeds going to two very deserving charities (more on that in a moment). Free shipping to anywhere in the United States! We’re happy to announce that we’re able to offer international shipping now, too… just $3 flat rate to Mexico or Canada and $6 to anywhere else in the world. Only 30 are available and they go fast, so don’t wait!
What charities are we supporting?
We’re doing something a little different this time: you get to choose at check-out which charity your donation goes to! The first option is The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people ages 13-24. You can read about them at thetrevorproject.org… Dirk and I have supported them in the past and have found them to be an important and deserving charity.
There’s a bit of a story behind why we chose the Harm Reduction Coalition for our second charity. As some of you know, Dirk and I were present on a recent Atlantis cruise on which one of our fellow passengers, a man named Joel Taylor, died of an apparent drug overdose. We were deeply saddened by this tragedy — we’d met Joel before and have several mutual friends — but we were also dismayed by the lack of harm reduction services available on the ship. At the events we’ve worked at in Europe and Australia, Dirk and I often saw highly-visible, trained medical personnel ready to administer emergency care for those in crisis in a caring and non-judgemental environment. They were also able to provide resources and contacts in case people want to receive longer-term assistance. We believe we need more of that kind of interventional care, especially here in America where we can’t seem to get our sticks out of our asses when it comes to drug use. That’s why we’ve chosen the Harm Reduction Coalition to benefit from this sale. The 501(3)c organization advocates for public reforms that promote the health and dignity of those impacted by drug use, and offers harm reduction training for professionals who serve the LGBTQ community. And we can’t think of a better charity to raise money for in Joel’s name.
Remember, you get to choose at check-out which charity you’d like your donation to support. There’s a third option as well: you can choose to have your donation split evenly between the two charities. But no matter which one you choose, you’ll be glad to know that your money is going to a very worthy cause… or two!
Thank you for reading… now head on over to jack.mn/flagpin and get yours before they’re gone!
Jesse and Dirk