1D Fans Give Charity Drive Accomplishments

We have raised more than $391,336 and rising for charity since 2013 in honor of the 1D guys’ birthdays and other special causes!

Louis:

2013: $23,373 for Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice

2014: $25,001 for Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice

2015: $28,880 for the Eden Dora Trust

2016: $27,931 for the Eden Dora Trust

2017: $27,346 for the Eden Dora Trust

2018: $28,077 for Eden Dora Trust

2019: $9,618 for Stand Up To Cancer UK

and $3,379 for The Good Grief Trust in memory of Fizzy

$13,414 and rising for Bloodwise in memory of Johannah Deakin

Harry:

2014: $10,272 for Believe in Magic

2015: $16,977 for London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

2016: $24,671 for Switchboard LGBT

2017: $12,302 for Switchboard LGBT

2018: $26,187 for Drop4Drop

2019: $26,259 for Switchboard LGBT

2020: $84 an rising for Drop4Drop

and

$7,080 and rising for Stand Up to Cancer in memory of Robin Twist

Liam:

2014: $1,067 for Katie Piper Foundation

2015: $12,216 for Doctors without Borders

2016: $3,580 for The Way | Wolverhampton Youth Zone

2017: $6,424 for The Way | Wolverhampton Youth Zone

2018: $5,772 for The Way | Wolverhampton Youth Zone

2019: $5,320 for The Way | Wolverhampton Youth Zone

Niall:

2014: $382 for LCFC Foxes Foundation

2015: $10,412 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

2016: $2,352 for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

2017: $2,649 for Rays of Sunshine

2018: $2,789 for Rays of Sunshine

2019: $1078 for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens

LGBTQ+ Drive for Switchboard

2017: $329

LGBTQ+ Drive for The Trevor Project

2017: $156

Girl Almighty Drive to Celebrate 1D's 5th Anniversary

2015: $2,194 for Women's Aid

Zayn:

2014: $3,066 for One in a Million

2015: $11,433 for the British Asian Trust

2016: $9,266 for the British Asian Trust

Make $20 donation & You Could Win 3 Tix to 1D in Baltimore!

We have 3 extra seats for the Baltimore show that we are going to raffle off with proceeds going to Liam’s charity! They are in Section 100, Row 36. If you make a $20 donation between now and July 15th to Liam’s drive and write “Liam Baltimore” in the message area you will be entered in the drawing. The winner will be drawn July 16 (so we have time to mail the tix - they are actual physical tickets LOL)

the donation link is:

http://www.justgiving.com/liam22

Weekly Charity Update for 6/26/15

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The big news of the day was the same sex marriage ruling in the US, which makes same sex marriage legal in all 50 states! We did a special drive today for Switchboard in honor of Harry Styles' bday to celebrate the ruling and we raised several hundred dollars!

Here's the weekly charity update for 6/26/15. Make sure to write “Loose change for [name] in the donation message to get it matched!!!

girl almightyhttp://www.justgiving.com/girlalmighty

19% to goal: $969

Niallhttp://www.justgiving.com/niall22

16% to goal: $1,611

Liamhttps://www.justgiving.com/liam22

51% to goal: $5,188

Louishttp://www.justgiving.com/louis24

9% to goal: $2,187

Harryhttp://www.justgiving.com/harry22

7% to goal: $1,634

Zaynhttp://www.justgiving.com/zayn23

36% to goal: $3,627

Another Sneak Peek of the 1D Fan Art Book and the Free Gifts!

Here's another sneak peek of the From Stairs to Stadiums art book! They'll start shipping out in July! We still have copies of both hard and soft covers!

More information: http://1dfansgiveart.tumblr.com/post/121708429490/hey-hey-hey-its-the-moment-we-have-all-been 

To order your copy of this limited edition book of fan art: http://www.1dfansgive.com/1d-art-book/

Every 1D art book, From Stairs to Stadiums, order will include 2 free stickers designed by cyrilliart

1D Fan Art Book - From Stairs to Stadiums - Available Now!

Pre-orders now open! Books will start shipping July 1!

This collection of art, was specially created this year to commemorate the last 5 years of One Direction, by the talented artists of the 1D fandom. All proceeds will benefit the charity drives run by 1D Fans Give for each of the guys' birthdays. These books are a limited special edition and only a limited number of them have been produced! All artwork has been specially created for this project and is not available anywhere else! Createdoutofnecessity personally fronted the money to buy these books so after what it cost to get the books produced, $12 will be split evenly between this year’s 1D Fans Give charity drives for each book purchased.

For more info and to order, click here!

Project No Control Reminders!

We have picked Sunday as a day to promote No Control, off the album Four by One Direction.  Please request/buy/promote the song on 17 May 2015. Make a manip and share it.  Play the song for your friends.  Call your local (or satellite) radio station and request the song.  Lets show everyone what having control is actually about!

Join the thunderclap: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/26344-project-no-control

SUPPORTERS: 21,338 of 500 (4267% of goal supported)

SOCIAL REACH: 35,694,727 People

TIME LEFT: 3 days

Follow on twitter: @1d_street_team

Follow on tumblr: http://1dstreetteam.tumblr.com

#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!

What's Coming Up with the Charity Drives?

We have a bunch of activities planned for each of the charity drives! 

Louis:

  • On February 22nd, we'll be doing a $5 day in honor of Eden Dora Trust's birthday! We've also got some items from Eden Dora Trust that we'll be both selling and auctioning off! 
  • Louis' newest wristbands have been ordered and will be up in the store as soon as they get here. They are teal and say #bravery on them!
  • I got my first Hedgehog Louis, but OMG he's going to be hard to dress. He has little arms and a big ole booty so we'll see what we can do! I already have the first outfit mostly planned! 

Niall:

  • We have some March madness raffles coming up - still being planned!

Liam:

  • Liam's drive is going to have an auction of a special limited edition item soon (Layne just sent it to me so I think it should arrive tomorrow). 

Zayn: 

  • Zayn's team are planning festival bracelets, most likely in Rasta colors to match Zayn's in-ears! 

Girl Almighty:

  • The $5 instead of 50 Shades brought in some donations for Women's Aid so that's awesome! 

Harry:

  • We've added a couple of new tshirt designs. Look how great the rainbow banana shirt turned out:

The best news for the Harry Team was that LLGS has decided to joint Just Giving! This means we will be able to offer you a donation link that's user-friendly and tracks percent donated! The total will also be displayed in US Dollars, which will make my life easier (if I never have to convert pounds to dollars again, I'll be a happy girl)!

So, that's a quick update for now!

1D Fans Give Loose Change Program for the Charity Drives

Attention One Direction fans! The Loose Change program to help raise money for 1dfansgive is starting early this year.  For those of you unfamiliar with the program, several donors have agreed to match donations to the boys’ charities that are marked with “loose change” up to $100 a month per donor.  In some cases that could mean an additional $500 per drive each month!  Depending on the day of your favorite’s birthday, the matching program will start in either February or March and continue each month until their birthday month.  (See matching dates below) Additionally, we have picked up a matcher for the Girl Almighty Campaign at well.

So, empty out your pockets, backpacks, change purses and couch cushions because every little bit helps and be sure to tag your donation with “loose change” in order to get the match.

Matching Dates:*
Louis 2/24, 3/24, 4/24, 5/25, 6/26, 7/24, 8/24, 9/24, 10/24, 11/24, 12/24
Liam 2/28, 3/29, 4/29, 5/29, 6/29, 7/29, 8/29
Girl Almighty 2/23, 3/23, 4/23, 5/23, 6/23, 7/23
Harry 4/1, 5/1, 6/1, 7/1, 8/1, 9/1, 10/1, 11/1, 12/1, 1/1, 2/1
Zayn 3/13, 4/12, 5/12, 6/12, 7/12, 8/12, 9/12, 10/12, 11/12, 12/12, 1/12, 2/12
Niall 3/13, 4/13, 5/13, 6/13, 7/13, 8/13, 9/13

*matching dates that start in March will include all “loose change” donations made in February as well.

Donation Links:
http://www.justgiving.com/girlalmighty
http://www.justgiving.com/louis24
http://www.justgiving.com/zayn23
http://www.justgiving.com/liam22
http://www.justgiving.com/niall22 
Harry’s link coming soon!

tumblr post: http://toooldtoactcool.tumblr.com/post/110893391673/attention-one-direction-fans-the-loose-change

1D Fans Give Call to Artists!

Attention lovely, talented people of the One Direction fandom! As you may know, fans have come together to help celebrate the band’s birthdays by fundraising for charity. This winter we were able to raise over $53,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, The British Asian Trust and London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard in part due to generous fans such as yourselves. We have now set up the drives for the next year: Doctors Without Borders (Liam), Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (Niall), Eden Dora Trust (Louis), The British Asian Trust (Zayn) and London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (Harry-link coming soon!). In celebration of 1D’s 5th anniversary on July 23, we have also put together a charity drive, entitled Girl Almighty, for Women’s Aid. Women’s Aid is a charity that helps women and children by working to end domestic abuse.

How can you help?

  1. Donate a design for one or more of the charity drives to use on merchandise.
  2. Donate a raffle/auction item for one or more of the charity drives. For example, an artist could donate a mug with one of their designs on it. Or offer a commissioned piece (artist to set rules). Or knit/create a unique item (1D themed items go better) such as the scarves and hats that fuzzypurplescarf has donated in past years.
  3. Have one item where all or a portion of the proceeds go towards one or more of the charity drives. For example, cyrilliart donated a portion of her proceeds for each “Where’s Zayn” calendar sold last year.
  4. For artists with stores, set a time frame where a percentage or a set dollar amount of each item sold will go towards one or more of the charity drives.

Since its One Direction’s 5th anniversary this year, we are also looking to create a one of a kind art portfolio to celebrate the artists in this fandom! But because we want these charity drives to be a fandom effort, we are looking for your input (both artists and non!). In short, this art portfolio will be made up of unique pieces from 1D artists in celebration of 1D! We will be selling a limited number of these art portfolios (hard copies mailed to you!) and all proceeds will be split amongst the 6 charity drives.

Whether or not you are an artist, please complete the following survey to help us decide on the details for this special venture:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/1DFansGiveArtPortfolio

If you are interested in participating in or have any questions about any of the above ideas (#1-4 and/or art portfolio) please contactcreatedoutofnecessity (tumblr or at outofnecessitycreated@gmail.com).

All artists will be included on 1DFansGive’s “Special Thanks” page with links to artists’ pages and stores.

Tumblr post: http://yngvolkayno.tumblr.com/post/110899168747/attention-lovely-talented-people-of-the-one

New Designs added to the Gear Shop for Niall's Charity Drive

Team Niall has added a bunch of really great designs to the charity shop for Niall's charity drive for Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland. You can check them out here:

http://1dfansgiveniall. spreadshirt.com

http://1dfansgiveniall.spreadshirt.co.uk

 

You can also donate directly to the charity at http://www.justgiving.com/niall22

And follow the Niall charity drive tumblr for all Niall charity news! 

Edited to add: Some of the designs had to be redesigned due to US Spreadshirt restrictions, but are still available in the UK store.

Just a Quick Update!

My girlfriend is coming for a pre-Valentine's Day visit so my computer time will be limited for the next week or so, but I just wanted to let you know we have a lot going on behind-the-scenes!

We've got teams for each of the guys' birthday charity drives as well as our special Girl Almighty drive to support Women's Aid, a charity providing assistance to women and children affected by domestic violence. 

We're planning new designs for the charity gear stores as well as some really cool auctions and giveaways! If you'd like to be a part of the planning effort, check out the Team page and contact one of the team leaders.

We should have Harry's charity drive link up later this month. LLGS is going to discuss setting up a page on Just Giving and will let us know the results of that meeting. But either way, we will be supporting LLGS for Harry's 2016 Birthday Charity Drive!

Watch this space for all the latest charity happenings! And be sure to follow 1dfansgive on twitter. We're also setting up twitter accounts for each of the drives (Harry, Niall, Louis, Zayn, Liam, Girl Almighty).

Thanks for all your support! - Amy

Eden Dora Trust: Raising Money to Provide Training for Adults Working with Children Affected by Encephalitis and Acquired Brain Injury

This year, in honor of Louis Tomlinson's 24th birthday, we are raising money for The Eden Dora Trust. The Eden Dora Trust raises money to provide training for adults working with children affected by Encephalitis and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) as well as fund research and raise awareness of this debilitating, life changing illness.

The charity's namesake, Eden, was left with ABI following Encephalitis in March 2011 and had to relearn how to walk and talk. You can read more about Eden's story hereFor most children, their rehabilitation is school, but most schools and teaching staff are not equipped with knowledge of the condition or how to support the complexities of an ABI, often called a hidden illness because the child looks the same as prior to the injury, but tasks that were once simple are now much more difficult. Louis is a long-time support of Eden Dora Trust and said:

I had never heard of Encephalitis or acquired brain injury until I met Eden. As I spent more and more time with her it soon become apparent the real and serious issues this brave little girl faces. Despite her illness Eden is a truly incredible little girl and we have become great friends 

When Petrina and Phil asked if I would consider becoming a patron of their charity I was honoured, there was no doubt in my mind and of course I said yes. I told them I will do everything I possibly can to help raise awareness so I can help other people like Eden. I am incredibly passionate and driven to make a real difference with this brilliant charity.

We are proud to be supporting Eden and Eden Dora Trust this year. We're currently planning lots of new things to raise money! We've got a hedgehog Louis bear that will be up for auction in a few months as well as new merch on the way. You can donate to our charity drive here:

http://www.justgiving.com/louis24

If you'd like to join in the planning of Louis' charity drive, contact the Louis team leaders on the team page! And be sure to follow 1dfansgive and 1dfansgivelouis on twitter to get the latest news on the charity drive!

Girl Almighty Drive to Support Women's Aid in Honor of One Direction's 5th Anniversary

We have a very special charity drive planned for this gap in between birthdays (seriously, all the guys' birthdays are clustered together). One Direction's 5th Anniversary is July 23 so in honor of that very special date, we will be raising money for Women's Aid, a charity that helps women and children by working to end domestic abuse. Inspired by the 1D song, Girl Almighty, this charity drive seeks to help women and children by supporting a charity that provides lifesaving services to keep them safe. You can donate here:

http://www.justgiving.com/girlalmighty

We have a great charity challenge planned that I know you will want to be a part of as well as some cool merch (wristbands, t-shirts, oh my) in the works. If you'd like to be a part of the planning process, drop Kasey, our Girl Almighty Team Leader, a line. In the meantime, check out the song that inspired this drive! 

Rainbow Direction Where We Are Tour Video

Rainbow Direction is a fan based initiative, dedicated to strengthening the LGBTQ+ community, educating people on LGBTQ+ issues and promoting support within the One Direction fandom. Rainbow Direction has released their Where We Are Tour video and it's a great documentary that shows Rainbow Direction in action through the voices and images of the participants! I am proud to have been a part of it (I make a cameo at 6:00)! I got choked up watching it! From Takemehomefromnarnia:

As One Direction is about to kick off their new, worldwide, On The Road Again tour - beginning February 7th in Sydney, Australia - Rainbow Direction also has some exciting news! The fan based initiative, dedicated to strengthening the LGBTQ+ community, educating people on LGBTQ+ issues and promoting support within the One Direction fandom, is proud to reveal the Rainbow Direction campaign video!

Experiencing the One Direction fandom as a sometimes dark and scary place for LGBTQ+ fans, Rainbow Direction decided to encourage peers to make their support for fans of all sexualities and gender identifications visible by bringing rainbows to the shows. We wanted everyone to feel welcome, safe, included and accepted.

During the Where We Are Tour, hundreds of people took part in the initiative. The video we release today is our way to share with the world what we have achieved together. Through the testimonies of 7 people, we invite you to discover what Rainbow Direction really means for its participants.

As Rainbow Direction is a worldwide campaign, we are proud to announce that - thanks to our many awesome volunteers - the video will be available on YouTube and Vimeo  with subtitles  in 18 different languages, with more coming.

The Rainbow Direction campaign will continue during the On The Road Again Tour this year. Over a thousand participants have already confirmed their commitment and more are joining us every day.

It would really mean a lot to us if you could help give  this campaign more impact by reblogging and tweeting the video and by forwarding this press release to your local press outlets or to anyone you may know in the press. Thank you so much for all of your help, and we hope to see you on the OTRA Tour!