Monday, September 16, 2013

Be Your Tee!

It's gray and hazy outside, and I'm running through a list of Monday mantras to reignite this week's enthusiasm. It helps that there's a boy lying on the bed next to me, fake coughing to get my attention, and when I give it to him, he kicks and smiles and his eyes squint into happy half moons. We're enjoying a cozy work day.

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I'm working to get ahead and get ready for our trip next week to San Diego (Everybody Plays!), so I'll share more later. But I'm really excited to help launch the Be Your Tee campaign today, a 2-week fundraising effort for the NDSS.

The mission of this campaign is to offer positive message tees for every kid. Regardless of our special needs, all parents share the desire to see their child soar.

I designed this tee for the Be Your Tee campaign, and at least $5 of every shirt sale goes to the NDSS whose mission is to promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome (Teespring pays NDSS directly after campaign is completed).

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The "Teach Me to Soar" shirt is available in onesies, toddler and youth sizes and offered in a variety of colors.

Your child can rock this shirt with jeans, shorts, layered over long sleeve shirts for fall and winter, and it's only $15.

Our entire clan sported theirs in style the other night.

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It's a twofer--your kid looks cool AND tells the world, "Have confidence in me."

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The onesies are off the hook.

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And it looks good with stripes...for the WIN.

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These shirts are available for a limited two weeks. Share any Be Your Tee love (including photos of your kids in the shirts when you receive them!) on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #BeYourTee and tag @ndss @teespring and myself (@KelleHampton on Twitter, @etst on Instagram).

Helping EVERY child Soar...a perfect Monday mantra.

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Hope the start of your week is grand!

42 comments:

Pamela said...
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Unknown said...

Even Dash's little arm is soaring!

CeCe said...

Can you tell me the size of S M and L

I am grandmother and want to buy is a Small 4/5?

Kelle said...

@CeCe, you'd probably want a toddler 4T. The youth small is a 6-8 (the red one in the pictures is a youth small)

Corie said...

Hi Kelle,
I don't understand. It looks like we'll only get the shirt if there are enough sales? And you were able to set the price and the check for the profit will go directly to you (I assume you'll then forward to NDSS but what is the gaurantee)? I feel like the information given by you and the info given by teespring are very conflicting and would like some sort of explanation before I consider ordering please?

rmiller said...

Please consider adult sizes...middle school SPED teacher and would totally buy for my kiddos:)

Kelle said...

@Corie,

I'm only involved in volunteering to design and promote this. Teespring works directly with the NDSS and pays them $5 for every shirt (or more if they sell beyond their goal). I imagine they will receive one check once all the orders are in. NDSS set an attainable goal using a crowd funding platform, but in this case all shirts are guaranteed. You will get your shirt and at least $5 of that shirt will go directly to the NDSS.

Meryl said...

These are super cute, and just in time for our fall closet refresh!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love them! I want one for my kid! : ) I don't know if he would wear it though. He is so flippin' picky!

Benay said...

1. That shirt is AMAZING. I'm going to buy it for every child I know.

2. Lainey is growing up so fast! I can't believe how much she looks like an actual person now. ;-)

3. Nella's beauty takes my breath away. That hair!!! Can't get over it.

Danielle Benoit said...

Just ordered mine. :)

Argyrie said...

What a wonderful idea. Your artistic talents continue to amaze!

Marian Hazel said...

Ah the fake cough, Maggie has perfected it (been practising since she was a tiny little 3lb baby, she could be heard in the next room, which was hilarious when she was the smallest baby!)

Love that last photo - Dash's little arm is so adorable!

Corie said...

Thanks, Kelle. Things seem a little more clear now.

It Is What It Is said...

I just bought a onesie, thanks for sharing the info on the campaign.

And, a friend's son will be participating in the Everybody Plays campaign next week and my friend is THRILLED to be meeting you (Emily-mom, and Liam is her son).

Fun!

Jillian22 said...

Can you make those in adult sizes? We can soar at any age, right?! (Plus, they're just so awesome- I want one, I want one!)

shannon said...

I would love to get these for my "big" kids. My 14 yr old with DS would love this, and I know his sister would rock one with him. She is younger but both the same height, maybe next year. Bummer!

Sydney said...

Dash has got to be a c.c. of you when you were a baby Kelle, he looks exactly like you. Such a sweet boy! Love these T's, we're going to order some today. :) Nella's hair is getting so long and pretty!!

Megan Landmeier said...

Kelle, you know I love your style, but I've never rushed out to order something you posted. Until right now.

Adorable T, adorable pics.

I want them for ALL my students. And my munchkin.

ktzmum said...

I bought one right away! Love it! Thank you!

Cassie Miller said...

I love them! I could only afford to buy one right now, and did it in a heart beat!I just bought it in the size my oldest fits in so the little one can wear it after that! Maybe next week I can afford another one! You are amazing, and your kids are adorable! =D

Blossom said...

So $5 goes to the NDSS. Where does the rest of the money go?

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Jessica said...

Beautiful shirts and beautiful cause!

AZ Chapman said...

Wish I could have one I am a young adult with CP but am still in college so this still applies

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

These are so darling, and such a great cause!!!!

Win a pair of baby moccs!

Amanda K said...

Those tees are adorable and such a great message!

Phyl said...

Kelle,

You and your blog are such bright spots. How do you handle the really miserable people who stop by solely for the purpose of being nasty? I recognize and appreciate the extraordinarily wonderful people who regularly visit but the nasty ones are so toxic.

Phyl

Shelby Osmond said...

These are super cute, love the print on them!

Shelby

Kelle said...

@Blossom,

Actually more than $5 goes to the NDSS, especially now that the goal has been met. The rest of the $15all goes to Teespring, the awesome company who prints these and makes it possible for people to crowd fund for printed t-shirts.

Tryntsje said...

Hi Kelle,
I love those shirts! Do you send abroad? I'm in the Netherlands...

Lisa said...

Are there onesies in different sizes? I didn't see but one onesie "size" (in different colors). If it is one size, could you please let me know what that size is? Thank you!

Lisa said...

Are there onesies in different sizes? I didn't see but one onesie "size" (in different colors). If it is one size, could you please let me know what that size is? Thank you!

Amy Suardi said...

Dear Kelle,

It's so wonderful to see Dash again! He is a handsome little love bug. You're clearly all having fun with him.

Love to you,
Amy

Farmgirl Paints said...

Such a grand idea. Off to place an order!!!

Brooke said...

Bought one for each of my three kids. They are ADORABLE Kelle! I hope to see more designs from you in the future. :)

Kristianna said...

Hi there. Thanks for being, in your own way, and advocate for special needs kids. I think many of us come to this place of wanting to help by being touched personally. For me, it's not Down Syndrome I'm passionate about people being compassionate and aware of, but some of the more invisible special needs, like autism or ADD, where the parents often don't even have that their child looks "atypical" and that, it seems, sometimes is harder, if that makes sense. They are blamed and asked "What's wrong with your kid?" We all can stand to go first toward compassion, know what I mean?

http://muffeeeeeeee.blogspot.com/2013/09/were-all-on-some-spectrum.html

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Lo McPherson said...

Kelle, I thought you would enjoy this video of the Roxana, IL adult transition program to Katy Perry's Firework.

http://lbmcpherson.blogspot.com/2013/09/firework.html

Ashleigh said...

Hi Kelle!
These shirts are great and I can't wait for Leila's to arrive. We also can't wait to meet you next week in San Diego! Leila will be in group #2 on Wednesday morning. :)

Leslie said...

just found your blog and love the tees! I'm 20 hours too late to order one. So sad. they are lovely.

Ranjith said...

Hi All

Have A Nice Day

Thanks