After quite a bit of research, I have decided that I will be donating 100% of my proceeds from the sale of these pins to charity: water. You can learn more about their efforts to the right. "Private donors cover [their] operating costs so 100% of your donation will bring clean water to people in need." I also verified their claims and fiduciary responsibility through Charity Navigator.
A seconds pin is a pin that has minor cosmetic defects. They are still safe to wear, but simply did not pass my very thorough scrutiny. If you don't tell anyone that it's a seconds pin, they may not even notice. The cosmetic flaws may include:
Yes, of course! If you ordered something, that order has not yet shipped, and I am able to combine the shipping, I will refund you the cost of your shipping with this transaction after you complete your order.
I will do my best to ensure that you receive as few duplicates as possible. All limitations are dependent on inventory. e.g. if I only have 5 Monstera pins left the "Plant Pin" listing and your purchase 5, they will all be Monstera pins.
No, unfortunately Rubber Clutches are the only option. In order to ensure that the majority of proceeds from each sale will go to charity. If you would like to add a Tie Tack back onto your order, you can do so by adding this listing to your order.
No, in an effort to reduce material costs to ensure that as much money as possible will be donated to charity - all pins will be shipped on either a business card if you order one pin or a mini postcard if you order multiple pins.
Please stay tuned for my next seconds sale! And if you have a charity recommendation, please let me know.
From Charity Water's website.
That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority live in isolated rural areas and spend hours every day walking to collect water for their family. Not only does walking for water keep children out of school or take up time that parents could be using to earn money, but the water often carries diseases that can make everyone sick.
But access to clean water means education, income and health - especially for women and kids.
We work with local experts and community members to find the best sustainable solution in each place where we work, whether it’s a well, a piped system, a BioSand Filter, or a system for harvesting rainwater. And with every water point we fund, our partners coordinate sanitation and hygiene training, and establish a local Water Committee to help keep water flowing for years to come."