A couple days after I hit the send button, Casey called me, even more ecstatic than I was about the e-mail I sent her...and well that was the start of something pretty amazing right there. We talked about some of the kiddos that had received Handsocks that gowns have been made for, she told me all about the new designs coming out, and we even discussed life, parenting, chaos and goodness whatever else we've talked about since.
The best part was, even though I was offering to buy them somehow in our essentially no existent budget to do so...she had a way that we wouldn't have to for quite a while.
Enter our collaboration! Since we work directly with families and individual kids, this is the perfect opportunity to not only have something awesome and practical to send with gowns, but as a product developer it makes sense to get your items into the hands of people right?! This is how we not only share Handsocks with families around the globe, but allow them to be used for a purpose well beyond the standard concept of mittens. The way it works, is that anyone can back Handsocks on Kickstarter, but if the product is not needed by the backer, when the campaign closes on March 21, 2017 there will be a survey sent out, and backers can choose to donate their Handsocks to Gracie's Gowns! Awesome right?!
Are you excited?! There is a variety of backing levels, starting at just $2.00 to support the project. However, there are some spots still left at $8.00 that also give you a pair of Handsocks for yourself or to donate to Gracie's Gowns - that's over 50% off their retail price when they are live on Casey's website for sale again. There's only 54 of the early bird specials left on the campaign to receive a pair of Handsocks and back the project at $8.00.
Of course, I'm going to encourage folks to still back the campaign, because Casey needs the additional funding, we can use the additional Handsocks, and well...because it's just an awesome project and Casey has already become such a great supporter of our organization a well! If nothing else, visit the campaign and give it a share!