Covid – Spread your legs donation

A donation update

First things first, this is not a fundraiser – It is not sanctioned or supported by the charity.
This was a fun exercise where we figured we couldn’t justify keeping all of the proceeds. See more below.

Despite the Auckland City Mission not wanting to be involved, and I can see their viewpoint*. We still think they are a deserving charity and their work is important.

We respect their right not to use them in advertising.

Also we are a commercial printing facility such the 300 odd orders we have for these items/sizes etc is going to be enough work for us to sort, fold, and courier – It is outside of the scope of what we generally do (bulk runs, not singles) and given the amount of items and variants is going to be more work than we banked on – In hindsight we should have stuck to a single tea towel option.

As such while we regard this a successful fundraiser, it is actually better for us that it didn’t receive the traffic an official fundraiser would have, though a single tea towel option in hindsight would have been simple enough and as such this is also a great learning experience for us.

*Auckland City Mission have indicated they do not want to sanction or have any involvement in this Fundraising. Their reason is extremely valid: They are recipients of funding, and whilst there is no indication that the Government let alone Hipkins would take this in any way other than a friendly jive (with and not at him), it is in our opinion a missed opportunity – But also protecting their funding and extremely important work that they do and in this regard I can now see that this is an opportunity worth missing.

We will be making a donation on everyone’s behalf and will post a receipt. Orders will close shortly for the items.

Who are you donating to?

We are unofficially donating to Auckland City Mission. We have to let everyone know, but it is unofficial and unsupported by the mission at all. See above for their reasoning.

We cannot have this on our social or adverting.

Why even do it?

Initially we all started firing memes around, let’s be honest it is fantastic to have such levity during such a trying time. And then we threw it on a tea towel image…. Come on we do Tea Towels!

And we figured we may as well throw them out for sale.

Why donate?

We do not want to knock other similar products, we’ve seen a few and love the creativity, they’ve all brought a smile to our faces which is something we definitely need now!

However we are commercial screen printers – this is not an exact quote but is a drawn likeness and alludes to a public servants wee misspeak, we could not in good faith accept the proceeds.

In most instances we will cover all of the costs involved and make a little, we are providing free freight and are going to need someone else to help us sort (thanks to making it complicated for ourselves) so how much we make will depend on where things are being freighted to (there is a rural surcharge for RD’s which will go someway to covering the rural surcharge we get). As the recipient received 50% of the tea towel sales, and we are covering the towel cost, printing, handling and freight we will comfortable that we are doing the right thing.

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