Guys, I am SO excited to share my new pin and Charity Flair project with y’all today! Here’s the scoop:
100% of profits from this Peace Gun pin will be donated to DAV.org, a non-profit that helps homeless and disabled veterans. That’s right, I’m not taking any cut. So not only will your denim jacket look extra fly with one of these bad boys, but you can also feel good about how you’re spending your money!
Now, you might be wondering, why the DAV? Well last week marked 12 years since my brother passed away. I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared this story with you, but he was serving in the Marines in Iraq when he came in contact with an IUD. He was 20 at the time, I was 17.
For those vets who have come back from war, it’s estimated that 40,000 are homeless on any given night and that about 1.4 million other veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing. It’s completely and utterly heartbreaking and I’m hoping to give back in any small way that I can.
Like a lot you, the current state of the world has left me feeling pretty helpless lately. Instead of getting consumed in the news or politics, I decided it was time for action. With the help of Sarah Hearts (who donated her design time for this project) this Peace Gun pin was made and is now available for sale.
I am really excited for this project and hope to expand to other charities before the year closes. Stay tuned for more!