I was skeptical.
The email came through, asking if I would be interested in partnering with an organization that “raises money for the world’s greatest causes and charities.” How can one organization do so much for so many causes?
I’ve been approached by charitable organizations before, non-profits and for-profits alike, asking about partnership, asking about exposure, asking about being a blogger for a cause. I had only committed to partnering with one when the email came through, and that one was World Vision.
But then Ryan emailed me. He sent a link to Sevenly, and I have to say, I was impressed. Really impressed. He sent over a YouTube video, a press kit and information about how Sevenly works, and I was immediately interested.
It’s a brilliant model, really. All based around the number seven, Sevenly seeks to alleviate the burdens of seven of the biggest causes across the globe: Hunger, Water, Slavery, Aid, Disaster, Medical and Poverty.
It works like this:
- Every week (seven days), they partner with one organization that is working within the framework of one of the seven causes.
- A team of typeface designers works to create a one-of-a-kind t-shirt and hoodie (mens and womens) that reflects the vision of that organization. The t-shirt is sold for those seven days of the campaign.
- Over the course of the seven-day campaign, $7 is given to that particular charity for each item sold.
Just last week, they raised over $14,000 for the Somaly Mam foundation. By selling one t-shirt and hoodie design. Fourteen thousand dollars went towards freeing people from the bonds of slavery. That’s INCREDIBLE!
This week, the charity they’ve partnered with is Autism Speaks, hoping to raise money for families with Autistic children during a time of need.
Here’s a list of other organizations that Sevenly has partnered with and raised money for:
- Living Water International
- Compassion International
- Not For Sale
- International Justice Mission
- The Girl Effect
- Feed My Starving Children
- Nuru International
- The Breast Cancer Foundation
- Malaria No More
In full disclosure, Sevenly is actually a for-profit organization. They refer to themselves as a “More than Profit” social good organization… similar in line with TOMS Shoes and Warby Parker.
I’m excited to see how Sevenly continues to grow, change and do good around the world. And I’m honored to partner with them! Go check out the website and take a look at their amazing designs, read the stories, and be inspired.
Sevenly and I would like to offer a giveaway to one reader here at The Outdoor Wife! Simply leave me a comment, and tell me what organization you’d love to see as a Sevenly partner.
One comment per person, please!
The winner will receive a few goodies from Sevenly: One of their uniquely designed t-shirts, stickers, and wristbands.
(This giveaway will close on Sunday night, January 22.)