Get your American flag PRIDE pin now to benefit two great charities!

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

13 replies
  1. Mark J.VonBank
    Mark J.VonBank says:

    is there any way a person can order one through the mail and send a money order? I would like to get one.

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  2. Maude Larouche-Richard
    Maude Larouche-Richard says:

    You guys are awesome! Thanks again for doing this for these two amazing charities. After reading your explanation about the reason you chose these particular charities, it made me realize that the truth is there is not enough help for these kind of situation (Cruise) and knowing the impact that these events can have on people, a change is needed. I never heard of the Harm reduction Coalition before but now I will promote it in my personal circle of friends. Thank again for the two pins which by the way are in route to my house at this moment. I’m happy that my mistake of excitement help you for the question of shipment Maude xxx

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  3. Don Howard
    Don Howard says:

    Thanks to you and Dirk for the great work you are doing for these worthy causes; however, you always sell out very quickly. If you continue to do these sales from time to time, might you consider taking advance orders for a specified time period? Then you could place an order with your supplier and mail out the pins at a pre-determined date. I think this would likely increase sales and participation, though it would likely mean more work and a greater time commitment on your part. Anyway, food for thought.

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      That’s not a bad idea… the problem is I don’t know how many my supplier has on hand at any given time so I wouldn’t want people to place an order and then be unable to fill it. 🙁 That said, I have a bunch more on order now, and as a bunch of people have already bought theirs I’d expect the demand to slow a little bit.

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    • Jesse
      Jesse says:

      In the meantime, I tried to give as much warning as possible before putting them on sale. Maybe next time I can do a staggered release (ten at 8 am, ten at noon, ten at 7 pm… that sort of thing).

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