Cheyenne’s Journey to Help Expecting Parents Access Birth Support

I’m Cheyenne and I’m a birth and postpartum doula in Richmond, VA. The vast majority of my doula clients desire access to support before, during, and after childbirth, but can’t afford to pay $800+ at this time in their lives, so I’m always looking for creative and effective ways to provide families support and still…

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How a Squirrel Helped Establish a Wildlife Rescue & Rehab

I found a baby squirrel 3 years ago and realized there was a lack of resources in place to help injured wildlife. I founded a nonprofit called Wild Souls Wildlife Rescue and Rehab. We are now 1 of 4 in the all of Missouri that rescues wildlife. There is very little funding for wildlife rehabilitation….

How Yogi Bear’s Medical Journey Has Helped Others In Need

When Yogi Bear was 4 months old he contracted bacterial meningitis. No one thought he’d survive, but he did. Yogi had to re-learn how to walk and have a very difficult recovery. The whole ordeal was extremely difficult and expensive for our family. We had so many people asking to give us money because Yogi…

Raising Money for JDRF One Walk

My daughter has Type 1 Diabetes. Each year we participate in JDRF One Walk to raise money in hopes of finding a cure. We want to turn Type One into type None. The proceeds from our Bonfire campaign will go towards research in finding a cure and finding ways to make living with T1D easier….

Design Contest Leads to a New Shirt for VCU Libraries

You cannot buy VCU Libraries branded materials in the Virginia Commonwealth University campus bookstore. So, the Friends of VCU Libraries launched a $500 design contest targeted at current students and recent alumni. The Friends invited students and recent alumni (2014 – 2018) to submit designs for a t-shirt. The design prompt was: What is your…

Shirts for Keeley and Kambry

Early in the pregnancy, Keeley James and Kambry Lee (Mo/Di aka identical twins) who were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. 18 weeks into the pregnancy, their mother successfully had surgery to correct the condition. They were however born 4 weeks later at 22 weeks and 1 day gestation. By the time they were…

Helping Animals In Need Through T-Shirt Fundraisers

Kelsey volunteers with a small local animal rescue in North Carolina called Lending Paws a Hand and they’re making a BIG impact in their community. Together, they have helped save at-risk animals at the Lee County Animal Shelter. This shelter only has 16 kennels for adoption, so animals are constantly in need. All of the…

Stellas Journey to Mobility

My daughter was born with a brain injury from a placental abruption at birth known as Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE). This also has resulted in her developing Cerebral Palsy and needing a feeding tube (among other medical obstacles). The proceeds from our Bonfire fundraising campaign will go towards medical/therapy bills, medical equipment, therapy toys, and…

Aneurysm Survivor Uses T-Shirts & Instagram to Raises Awareness

In January 2013, I was working out at a local gym. I woke up in the ICU to find out that I had suffered from a ruptured brain aneurysm. At the age of 23, I had no knowledge about this condition that almost took my life. About 40% of people who suffer from brain aneurysm…

Raising Money to Renovate the Rustic Youth Camp

I have created three shirts with Bonfire to support the Rustic Youth Camp that my family attends Every summer. It is run by volunteers and held on the property of Jackie Richardson and his family who started the camp in 1980. They are renovating the camp after many years to accommodate more people and to…

Blood + Sweat + Chemo

My husband is an 8-year survivor of testicular cancer. During his treatment (multiple rounds of chemo), he rode his bike everyday and started the non-profit, Blood + Sweat + Chemo, to help raise money for The LiveStrong Foundation. Now, 8 years later, we are raising money again. This time for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society….

How Back2Back Ministries is providing Holistic Care to Orphaned Children

There are an estimated 163,000,000 orphaned and vulnerable children in the world today. Back2Back Ministries exists to love and provide holistic care for the children they serve internationally in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, India, Mexico, Nigeria, and the U.S. Back2Back’s story began in Monterrey, MX in 1997, and since then has grown to include eight…

Traveling to Raise Awareness for Autism & Human Rights

As someone that thrives from helping others and raising awareness for human rights, I was thrilled to be accepted to travel with a fantastic group of individuals working for the Global Autism Project (GAP) – a 501c3 nonprofit organization. I created these shirts in an effort to reach my fundraising minimum goal of $5,000 while…