I got a delightful surprise this morning when I went on my weekly pilgrimage to restock The Mum Shop in Plano. I was discussing the week’s sales and resorting the buckets of pins with one of their early bird employees. It was a busy week for them – but for the first week I noticed that their Hurricane Harvey Relief charitable donation badge sales had slowed somewhat. I mentioned it – and she replied – “well I’m imaging they’ll pick back up again since they were on CBS news last night”.
Those are my buttons at the 2 minute mark. They sell for $3 each and 100% of the proceeds are being donated to Harvey relief funds. (I did not make the other button in the presentation)
Also, I am using the word “mum-strocity” from now on. *giggle*
I totally get where this church is coming from, and another organization MUMZ4KIDZ is doing a similar thing. But I know my Texas girls – and a lot of them are opting for charity AND the mum. #becauseMUMS #itsatexasthang
I am so proud to be associated with The Mum Shop and all the people who work there. They actually offer charitable options for several other organizations and do active fundraisers with the schools themselves that they’re involved with. They are so good at raising awareness and allowing kids to express themselves.
And – I have to say this one more time – my pins were just on the news! I am totally pumped!!!!
If you’re wondering what the heck the pattern is, let me tell you the behind the scenes with that design. The National Weather Service had to add a new color to their map (the purple in the center of the “bullseye”) to reflect the intense rainfall. The picture is a hand drawn image of the rainfall totals at the time I was asked to design the pin, including the brand new color in the radar imagery. The NWS did not think that much rainfall was possible – anywhere – and had not needed to add a new color to their scale since their inception in 1870. By the end of the week even another color was added to reflect the epic rain & flooding. Those saturated colors bleeding from green to purple seemed like the most eye-catching and iconic way to represent the storm of the century.
You can order or buy my Harvey Relief pins through The Mum Shop, or support the many worthy charities that are supporting relief efforts across our state.