Charity Flair; New Pin in the Shop!

Charity Flair by The Crafted Life (100% of proceeds benefit homeless and disabled veterans)Guys, I am SO excited to share my new pin and Charity Flair project with y’all today! Here’s the scoop:

100% of profits from this Peace Gun pin will be donated to DAV.org, a non-profit that helps homeless and disabled veterans. That’s right, I’m not taking any cut. So not only will your denim jacket look extra fly with one of these bad boys, but you can also feel good about how you’re spending your money! 

Charity Flair by The Crafted Life (100% of proceeds benefit homeless and disabled veterans)Now, you might be wondering, why the DAV? Well last week marked 12 years since my brother passed away. I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared this story with you, but he was serving in the Marines in Iraq when he came in contact with an IED. He was 20 at the time, I was 17.

For those vets who have come back from war, it’s estimated that 40,000 are homeless on any given night and that about 1.4 million other veterans are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing. It’s completely and utterly heartbreaking and I’m hoping to give back in any small way that I can.

Charity Flair by The Crafted Life (100% of proceeds benefit homeless and disabled veterans)Like a lot you, the current state of the world has left me feeling pretty helpless lately. Instead of getting consumed in the news or politics, I decided it was time for action. With the help of Sarah Hearts (who donated her design time for this project) this Peace Gun pin was made and is now available for sale.

I am really excited for this project and hope to expand to other charities before the year closes. Stay tuned for more!

Charity Flair by The Crafted Life (100% of proceeds benefit homeless and disabled veterans)

  • DIYinPDX

    I’m so sorry about your brother, it must have been really hard to lose him. How wonderful of you to honor his memory by trying to help others.

    One tiny thing: did you mean IED, not IUD? Totally different implications with a one letter difference. (Sorry, really don’t want to be a jerk, but I’d want to correct that if it were me.)

    • OMG you are a doll! What a stupid typo to make! Just updated xo

      And thank you for your kind words!

  • HelloLidy

    You have such a big heart Rachel and that’s why I love you. I am so sorry you’ve had to experience such tragedy with the loss of your brother. It is truly heart breaking, but I know he would be proud of you and the way you are honoring him and other’s that have and continue to serve. This pin in perfect :)

    XO

    • Lidy, that is so so kind of you to say! Thank you so much for the love and support dear friend <3

  • It’s so beautiful Rachel, and the idea behind is worth millions. I’m sorry to hear about your brother, I can only imagine how devastating for you and your family. My husband is a veteran, he served in Vietnam when he was 19! His experience was so tragic that even today it affects him. Definitely I’m going to buy one, or more of these beautiful pins. The pink gun with flowers is perfect!

    • Oh my goodness, I am so sorry to hear that! Thank you so much for sharing and for your kind words Regina. Wishing the two of you nothing but the best! xo

  • Rachel, these pins are just beautiful and I love that you are supporting this important cause!! It is truly horrible the way veterans are neglected when they get home. I can’t say anything more meaningful about your brother than what has already been said here, other than I am sorry your family had to suffer this way. Big big hugs to you, you are an inspiration!