"I Study Rainbows" Festival-Style Wristbands Available for Pre-Order

These are woven, rainbow-colored, festival-style bracelets with a non-locking closure. The bracelets say "I Study Rainbows" and have the 1D Fans Give logo on them. Proceeds from the bracelets will go to the charity drive for London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard in honor of Harry Styles' birthday. They are $7 each.

This is a pre-order. The bracelets should arrive 4/30 and will start shipping out the next day.

http://www.1dfansgive.com/store

"78" Wristbands Available for Pre-Order to Support Louis' Birthday Drive for Eden Dora Trust

By popular demand, we've ordered Donny red and white wristbands that say 78 on them to support Louis' new record label, 78 Productions. All proceeds from the wristbands will go to our drive for Eden Dora Trust in honor of Louis' 24th birthday! You can get them at:

http://www.1dfansgive.com/store

Wristbands should arrive in early May.  If you order multiple items in addition to a 78 wristband, I'll hold your order until the 78 wristbands come in.

Reminder: fundraiser in honur of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

RainbowDirection/TakeMeHomeFromNarnia have once again partnered with 1DFansGive to host a fundraiser in honour of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - IDAHOT Day on May 17th. In the spirit of this year's IDAHOT theme "Take Action for Youth", we selected an organization that has strong international links, works on LGBTQ+ youth issues in Africa--a majorly underserved area--and is yet small enough for our donations to make a real difference: the Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund.

How to get involved:

2.    Deck yourself out in gear from our Design Shops:

    US STORE: http://rainbowdirection.spreadshirt.com/

    UK STORE: http://rainbowdirection.spreadshirt.co.uk/

3.    Submit a design for the shops. (Can either be limited availability until Mar 17th, or a permanent offering; the choice is yours!)

Please keep in mind that we operate on a strict No-Shipping policy, so we cannot accept ship-related designs.

In order to have a digital image printed successfully on a product, your design must:

  • be saved as .png, .jpg, .bmp, or .gif

  • be at least 200 dpi

  • not be larger than 4000 x 4000 pixels

  • not be larger than 10 MB

You can also submit vector art, which will print on a greater range of products than digital art. Vecor art designs must:

  • be saved as .svg, .ai, .eps or .cdr

  • not be larger than 11″ x 11″ (28x28cm)

  • not have more than 3 colours, no gradients and no pixel graphics

  • have lines that are at least 1.5mm thick and no less than 1mm space between two lines

  • have all objects converted to curves and paths (including text)

Please submit your designs by either:

 

One Direction Girl Almighty Hand knit Stuffed Doll - Le

This is a hand knit doll to benefit our One Direction Girl Almighty charity drive for Women's Aid. All proceeds go to Women's Aid. This hand knit doll is inspired by Princess Leia. She is wearing a crown and is one of a kind! 
 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/One-Direction-Girl-Almighty-Hand-knit-Stuffed-Doll-Le-/281642998903?

Harry the Frog and Louis the Hedgehog Auction

These handknit stuffed animals are inspired by One Direction's Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Harry the Frog and Louis the Hedgehog want to come live with you!  They are handknit, about six inches tall and looking for a new home!  Note: While they are cute and cuddly, they are not toys and would not stand up to a childs play. Proceeds will benefit Harry's birthday charity drive for LLGS. This is a 5 day auction!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-Knit-stuffed-Frog-and-Hedgehog-Inspired-by-1D-039-s-Louis-and-Harry-/281642986175?

$5 Day for Zayn Malik's Birthday Charity Drive to Show Our Appreciation for Zayn

We're so sad Zayn has left 1D, but we understand he needs to do what's best for him. The charity drive for this year is still going to continue as planned (and we'll keep including Zayn as part of the drive as long as you guys want us to - once a 1D member, always a 1D member is my motto!). 

So, we're going to do a $5 day today to show our appreciation for Zayn. Show him how much he means to us by donating at least $5 (or 5 of your currency) and support The British Asian Trust. 

http://www.justgiving.com/zayn23

We've still got lots planned for Zayn's drive and all of that will continue as planned! 

We love you, Zayn! 

Rainbow Direction/TakeMeHomeFromNarnia & 1DFansGive present: The Rainbow Charity Drive

RainbowDirection/TakeMeHomeFromNarnia are once again partnering with 1DFansGive to host a fundraiser in honour of International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - IDAHOT Day on May 17th.

In the spirit of this year’s  IDAHOT theme “Take Action for Youth”, we selected an organization that has strong international links, works on LGBTQ+ youth issues in Africa (a majorly underserved area), and is yet small enough for our donations to make a real difference: the Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund

The initial goal is $1705.15 for 17/05/2015. We intend to reach that by selling our merch, direct donations, a rainbow bear auction and more.

All the revenue from our spreadshirt sales (US Store & UK Design Shop) until 17 May will be donated: we welcome design submissions attakemehomefromnarnia@gmail.com

For direct donations via Paypal: hit the special button at the bottom of this post, or on the charity drive’s webpage. There you will also be able to keep track of our goal via the counter.

Keep an eye on both blogs for exciting challenges, including calls for designs, Rainbow Bear Missions, and regular financial updates. Our activities will be tracked with the #RDCD tag, which you can follow here.

Now, without further ado, we present to you: The Rainbow Direction Charity Drive Page!!

Goals for Eden

Goals may only be worth one point on the field, but each goal can mean so much more off the field during the 1Dfansgive pledge drive for the Eden Dora Trust!

1Dfansgivelouis is raising funds to provide training for adults working with children affected by Encephalitis and Acquired Brain Injury by putting together the Goals for Eden pledge drive to benefit the Eden Dora Trust.

How does it work?

For the Doncaster Rover’s Legends game featuring Louis Tomlinson on April 19, a donor has pledged to donate $10 for every goal Louis’ team scores and an additional $100 if Louis himself scores and invites you to join her and earn a chance to win an official Doncaster Rovers home jersey.

How do I pledge?

In order to participate just send an ask to 1dfansgivelouis detailing your pledge. Your pledge can be as little as a dollar a goal or five dollars if Louis’ team wins.  It’s entirely up to you!  Then, donate your pledge to www.justgiving.com/louis24 with the words “Goals for Eden” and include your tumblr name no later than April 26, 2015 to be entered in the drawing for the jersey.

What if I win?

If your name is chosen at random, you will be contacted by Amy, the founder of the 1dfansgive drives to provide your jersey size, preference for long or short sleeve, and address.  The donor will then order the shirt and have it delivered to your address.

So, get geared up for the big game, provide help to a worthy cause and earn a chance to win a Doncaster Rovers official home jersey!

Lucky Shot Bear inspired by One Direction's Niall Horan

This is the Lucky Shot Niall Bear! He's a custom bear that we're auctioning off to raise money for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland for Niall Horan's 22nd birthday. All proceeds from the bear will go towards our charity drive! His body is a retired Build A Bear Lucky Fur You bear. The bear's outfit includes a black polo shirt, black pants, a red sweater vest, a cap, black canvas high tops, and sunglasses. He also comes with his very own smartphone (not a real one, duh; it does have sound when you push the buttons, however,) to take as many selfies as his famous idol. He also comes with a golf bag with three actual golf clubs and a ball and a doll stand to display him! Happy Bidding! 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281630867047?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Hand knit 100% Wool Cowl Inspired by One Direction's Liam Payne Up for Auction

Fuzzypurplestuff has made a cowl to auction off for Liam’s charity drive. The cowl is hand knit with 100% wool in cream and navy from an original design, it is one of a kind!  Liam’s arrow tattoo is on both side.  It would also make a great gift for your favorite Liam fan! Proceeds from the auction will go to Liam’s birthday charity drive for Doctors without Borders. 

(more pics on ebay)

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hand-knit-100-Wool-Cowl-Inspired-by-One-Direction-039-s-Liam-Payne-/281623189435?

$5 Day for Girl Almighty Drive in Honor of International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, the day ordained by the United Nations to observe the triumphs and challenges faced by women around the world. Every March 8th, thousands of events are held throughout the world to celebrate women's achievements. 

In honor of International Women's Day, we're doing a $5 day for our Girl Almighty charity drive, which benefits Women's Aid. You can donate here:

http://www.justgiving.com/girlalmighty

(We also have two stores with Girl Almighty gear - http://girlalmighty.spreadshirt.com and http://girlalmightyuk.spreadshirt.co.uk)

Reminder for UK Donors to do Gift Aid for Donations

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Just wanted to remind the UK donors to make sure you are claiming Gift Aid where eligible. Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. When a UK taxpayer gives a gift of money to a charity, tax has already been paid on that money. Because charities are exempt from tax, Just Giving can claim this money back from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and give it to the charity.

When you donate, you will be asked to confirm whether or not you are a UK taxpayer. Just Giving will also ask questions to determine if your donation is eligible for Gift Aid. Make sure you say:

  • NO to donating on behalf of someone else or a group of people
  • NO to donating on behalf of a company
  • NO to donating to a family member or friend doing an event where the charity is contributing to their costs
  • NO to donating in return for goods, rights or services

(Obviously, if any of these situations apply to you, you'd say yes, but for most of the people donating to these charity drives, these situations will not apply.)

Answering these correctly will ensure the charity gets more of the donation!

Petrina from the Eden Dora Trust also wanted to pass on how amazing she thinks we all are!

Always in My Heart Wristbands are Here!

The Always in My Heart wristbands are here! They will benefit both the London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (for Harry Styles' birthday charity drive) and the Eden Dora Trust (for Louis Tomlinson's birthday charity drive). The wristbands, based on Louis' tweet that reached more than 1 Million retweets recently are purple and say Always in My Heart on one side and 1M 22.02.2015 (the date the tweet reached 1 Million retweets). Get yours at:

http://www.1dfansgive.com/store

Raffle For Eden Dora Trust - Package 1!

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The Eden Dora Trust was nice enough to give us some merch to help us raise money for Louis Tomlinson's birthday charity drive and we've got the first set of merch ready to go! 

Package 1 includes:

  • Tote bag
  • Wristband
  • Googly creature

If you donate $5 between now and next Sunday and write "I love No Control" in the message portion of your donation, you'll be entered into the raffle! We'll draw a name Monday the 9th!

To donate: http://www.justgiving.com/louis24

Loose Change for Zayn

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Would you like to contribute to Zayn’s Charity Drive, but feel like you can’t afford to donate much? Well regardless of the amount, The British Asian Trust is grateful for any contribution! No donation is too small. Here’s a great way to not only give what you can, but also to DOUBLE your donations

We are issuing a matching challenge titled Loose Change for Zayn! 

How does it work?

Courtney (ninicutiepie) has offered to match loose change donations for Zayn up to $100 a month! That means there could be an extra $100 raised for the charity per month!! So if you donate $5, then that means your donation will be doubled to $10. If you donate $10, your donation will be doubled to $20, and so on. 

Remember, there is no minimum to how much you can donate! Regardless of the amount, your donation will be doubled! :-D

What do you have to do?

1. Dump out your purses, backpacks, coin jars, couch cushions, pockets, anywhere where you might have any “loose change.” Buy something and get “change.” Then take that and donate it here

2. Add Loose Change for Zayn in your donation message to have your donation matched. 

Example:

Your donation will help support The British Asian Trust which reaches out to the poorest people in South Asia. Their vision is to “unlock the life potential of disadvantaged people…and be a catalyst for change, ultimately creating a South Asia that is free of poverty, injustice and inequality.”

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Let’s show our appreciation for Zayn by doing something good in his name :-D

#BRAVERY Wristbands are Here!

The #BRAVERY wristbands have arrived! Proceeds will go to the Eden Dora Trust for the charity drive for Louis Tomlinson's 24th birthday. If you also ordered (or are ordering) the Always in My Heart Wristband, I'll hold your order until those arrive (March 3 is the expected date). You can get them here:

http://www.1dfansgive.com/store

New OT5 Loose Change Drawing by Cyrilliart to Benefit All the Charity Drives

I've added a new design from Cyrilliart to each of the guy's stores. The design is based on our Loose Change efforts and it's adorable! The design is up in each store, so you can pick which guy/charity you want to support by buying it from the store of your choice! It's currently on t-shirts, but if you want it on another product, contact me at amy@1dfansgive.com and tell me what item you want it on and which guy's store!