Hey all.. You have been asking for them, and despite my best efforts to find a way to sell them for charity, I have been unable to figure out a way. My home state charges taxes on everything and suffice it to say even a charitable donation based shirt would require some legal and business changes to me as a teacher that I am not ready to make. Boo.
So, I have come up with an alternative solution in the meantime. I am going to give away five of my t-shirts to people commenting here and then make a personal donation to a charity. This way some people get shirts (yea!) and a charity gets money (double yea!). My Facebook page sangha made some suggestions about charities. There were many yoga-related ones, animal-related ones, and others that were special to the individuals involved. I really thought long and hard about to whom I would give it away.. which charity would receive my money.
I have decided to give a donation to Austim Speaks in honor of two of my dear friends who have wonderful boys with Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorders. These mothers are yogis and practice so deeply off the mat. They conduct themselves with such grace and stillness in the midst of challenges many of us can only imagine. These two ladies (SN and LN) inspire me as a mom, as a woman and as yogini. They continually show the strength and fortitude to embrace the often rocky road that is their lives, yet never fail to be bright, supportive and hilarious. Their children are testaments to their wonderfulness. The way their boys are able to grow and thrive is a real measure of them as mothers.
So for charity: Autism Speaks with a donation in the names of their sons.
Now for the T shirts…. I will give away 5 T-shirts (of the winner’s size and gender choice). These are shirts with my logo and have been requested by tons of people. Only a few select lovelies have them currently, and these 5 will be added to that list. Here’s the skinny on the giveaway:
What?: 5 winners will get a custom designed Flying Yogini T-shirt in the size and gender (male or female) that they request. The contest is limited to USA readers because of shipping considerations. The winners will be drawn at random on Dec 26, 2013 6:00 a.m. and announced here, Flying Yogini Facebook Page and on Twitter.
When?: From Now until 12/26/2013
How?: To be entered you MUST do the following:
1.) Write a comment telling me what charity you think I should support next and why? Please be sure to include a link to their webpage so we all can learn about them.
3.) You can get an extra entry by sharing this on Twitter or Facebook with the hash tag #flyingyogini or by tagging Flying Yogini.
Good luck! I have one more giveaway in 2013 which I will post in a couple of days… I love giving it away….