Most of you have probably seen this posted elsewhere (probably multiple times, for which I am sorry, but I just want to be sure I have all the bases covered):
I'm running a t-shirt sale
, with proceeds going to the Red Cross. I pitched the idea to Mary at Galacticon and she was game. After ironing out some details with her, I finally got the shop up and running last night. The t-shirts (and tanks and hoodies and totes) will be sold through a storefront at Skreened
, which uses ethically manufactured products and enviro-friendly inks in production. A portion of Skreened's own proceeds are used to make Kiva microloans. And all designs were done by your fellow fans!
Mary has pledged to match the donations earned from the first 200 sales on Skreened, meaning essentially that for every item sold, the Red Cross gets $10. Making a purchase is a great way to maximize your own benefit -- look hot in a t-shirt AND give a nice chunk of change to charity.
The shop will be ongoing, and my hope is that we can add new designs every few months. If you have an idea for a design using a Mary quote or other relevant source, let me know!
Buy early and buy often: it would be great to have a big sales number to send to Mary at the end of the month. She's just begging us to help relieve her of her hard-earned Major Crimes cash...