fund-raising projects for non-profits
Got a gutsy foundation or non-profit? We want to collaborate with you! I Heart Guts licenses its artwork and characters to select health and medical organizations to help raise funds! We loan artwork to help you make fun stuff and raise money. So far we’ve teamed up with the American Liver Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Carolina Donor Services, GW Medical School’s HEALing clinic, Northwest Kidney Centers, The AMSA chapter at Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America to help raise money, awareness and create educational campaigns.
Why don’t you write us a note today and tell us about your organization so we can help you raise some moolah? 1) Tell us about your organization, 2) What budget do you have for special projects? 3) Describe your ideal fundraising/awareness campaign that involves guts! We are more likely to work with you if you have a fun great idea! P.S. Because we are not made of money, we are made of guts, please note we can only donate artwork and design time — you will need to find the money to manufacture the actual tees, bags, buttons, etc.
Be An Ova Achiever – Oregon Health and Science University
The Women’s Health Research Unit at Oregon Health and Science University
needed some eye-popping graphics, so we thought our smart and tough uterus would do the trick. They decorated their offices with Ms. Uterus and made some cute tees and tote bags, too, to help raise money and awareness about their program.
Grab Your Gonads – Testicular Cancer Benefit Custom Tees
We had tons of fun working with the Jailhouse Saloon outside Houston, Texas, to help raise money to cover health insurance costs for a friend with stage 3 testicular cancer. They loved the cheeky slogan “Don’t Let Cancer Mess With Your Testis” from our Grab Your Gonads testicle exam chart
, so we incorporated that onto a shirt that helped kick cancer in the balls by raising $6,000!
Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders
The guts had the chance to take part in a endocrine-studded event as part of a family education day put on by Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders. This UK-based charity helps support families with endocrine tumors, affecting the pituitary, pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenals. They asked permission to use our characters as part of a “Pin the Gland on the Body” game on Family Focus Day. Yay!
Kidney Early Education Program
The Kidney Early Education Program in Seattle, Washington, asked us to help make a fun tote bag to help raise money to continue their important work educating kids about how to keep their kidneys healthy. How could we resist making a kidney tote bag? Visit kidneyclass.com
for more information.
Christ Hospital – Cincinnati, Ohio
Nobody has more guts than nurses. That’s why we were happy to help make these special cups for the surgical nurses on the general surgery 5 south floor at Christ Hospital
in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We were super-excited to lend our brain to the Epilepsy Foundation
, which was looking to spruce up some educational materials aimed at middle school students. They needed illustrations to go along with epilepsy facts, information about what a seizure is, how you can help offer first aid to someone having a seizure, how to keep someone with epilepsy from feeling left-out, and a list of famous folks with epilepsy.
American Liver Foundation – Custom Artwork
Our liver lent a hand to the American Liver Foundation’s Love Your Liver
campaign, a liver wellness education program aimed at elementary and high school students. We drew some illustrations of the liver doing his thing — eating well, learning about himself, etc. We love creating custom materials that make learning about the body interesting and funny.
Breast Team Ever – Susan G. Komen for the Cure
When Breast Team Ever, one of the many teams striving to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure
, approached us about making a mammary shirt to help raise some loot, we perked right up! We made the art, they made the shirts and together we raised $2,500 towards breast cancer research. And didn’t they look great doing it, too? Thanks for working with us, ladies!
Team Menstrual Cycles – National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
A team of bike-riding OB/GYNs called The Menstrual Cycles
got together to raise research money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
, and we were very proud and happy to work with them on designing some special brain and uterus bike jerseys just for the Bike MS: Waves to Wine Ride ride! Not only did they win a special prize for best bicycle jersey, they raised $55,000 to help people living with this disabling auto-immune disease that attacks the central nervous system.
Love Your Guts – Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation – Kentucky Chapter
Our intestines were eager to help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Kentucky chapter’s “Love Your Guts” campaign, which sought to raise awareness about these digestive afflictions while also raising money for CCFA at at event last September. Our guts graced postcards and other promo materials for the party and hopefully helped to raise some dough!
Medical Students For Choice – UNM School of Medicine
This custom “Ova Achiever” uterus tee was made in conjunction with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine’s local Medical Students for Choice chapter. They used the money they raised with the shirts to send some of their members to a national conference. We always love a man in a uterus shirt.
Carolina Donor Services
Getting folks interested in organ donation is a cause close to our hearts, seeing as we live and breathe organs. Carolina Donor Services
wanted a special logo to help spice up their Facebook page and help draw attention to the great work they already do in getting folks to sign up as organ donors. Our heart went out to them, with gift in hand.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children’s Congress 2011
Our pancreas had the honor of attending the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Children’s Congress 2011
in the hands of delegate seven-year-old Jillian Rater, who went to DC to describe what it’s like to live with type 1 diabetes. We love that Jillian included her favorite pancreas pal, named “Panky,” in her photos. We’re rooting for you, Jillian, and the hundreds of thousands of gutsy kids who are our heroes every day. Let’s hope the gut-wrenching tales from all these cute kids testifying at the Capitol
will help sweeten the deal for projects in the works such as the artificial pancreas
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – Donate Life Walk
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles officially has the coolest and spunkiest transplant unit ever — a bunch of the amazing nurses on staff there participated in a recent Donate Life walk outfitted in I Heart Guts tees and carrying stuffed guts as they walked. They made fab posters (“Lungs, Livers and Kidneys, Oh My!”) and raised money to support organ donation awareness.
Jay’s Got Guts!
Friends of Jay’s got together to raise money through t-shirts and an evening of music to help Jay pay for experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer (one of the worst cancers there is, by the way) so that he can live to see his two kids grow up.
American Cancer Society – Bite the Tail Off Cancer Crawfish Boil
MyMeso contacted us about wearing lung shirts at their table for the American Cancer Society’s “Bite The Tail Off Cancer
” Crawfish Boil in downtown Montgomery, Alabama. We pointed them towards the I Lung You tee
, and they got ‘em and loved ‘em! Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, most often cause by asbestos exposure. Visit MyMeso.org
for more info.
Students for Reproductive Choice & Health – Custom Button
Students at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science started up a group called Students for Reproductive Choice & Health, and we were lucky enough to work with them on some fundraising uterus buttons! “They have been such a success,” says one of the group’s founders, “Everyone loves them!”