Saturday, April 2, 2011

Donation Update from ASIHTOS shirts

I shipped out over 50 packages over the last 2 days to various parts of the world, including Japan and the UK. The total number of garments was around 65. I am not certain of the number due to a few last minute orders that I need to take care of. After a couple hundred in shipping, I was able to gather together $400 for a donation to the American Red Cross. That works out to around 6 dollars per garment. Everything else went towards shipping and packaging. Not bad for a bunch of Phish heads! The donation has been made this afternoon. The following message is generated when you make a donation...so I thought it fitting to post here.

"The American Red Cross is acting swiftly to put your donation to work in communities affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. We are supporting relief work to meet critical needs. On behalf of those we serve by our humanitarian mission, thank you.

As one of 186 Red Cross and Red Crescent societies around the world, we belong to a global humanitarian network of 13 million volunteers uniquely positioned to save lives and provide assistance to those affected by emergencies, such as the earthquake and tsunami in countries across the Pacific.

We’re grateful to have your support. To learn more about your gift at work, please visit redcross.org. On those rare occasions when donations exceed our American Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Once again, thank you for your generous gift.

Sincerely,

The American Red Cross"


I feel humbled by your response to this project. A huge thank you to everyone for participating and for helping to spread the word. More than a few people have asked me about their chance to get one of these shirts. So, in light of that, I will be doing a second run (Pre-order only) beginning Monday April 4th, and running until Sunday April 10th. All the same sizes will be available. And once again, the proceeds after production costs will go towards relief efforts for Japan. For this go around, I would like to follow Phish's lead, and donate to an organization called Peace Winds.

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