I went to high school in Beaumont, Texas and it’s surreal to me to see that little corner of Southeast Texas all over the national news right now. They don’t even have running water at this point. And so I really can’t post about cute tops or shoes today, but I did find a few fashion-related items that are donating all or at least a portion of their proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief.
Also, I partnered with Milk and Honey Tees and my friend, August, who designed this shirt.
We are donating 100% of the net proceeds to Hurricane Harvey relief funds and when I posted it on Instagram, y’all sold us out of the first run in less than two hours but we’ve already raised a little over $4,000 which could make me cry. (We are splitting the proceeds between Convoy of Hope, Bayou City Fellowship, The Texas Diaper Bank, and the Houston Independent School District) Of course it hasn’t taken much to make me cry this week so there’s that. Anyway, we are going to put these back up for another limited run sometime next week but had to catch our breath to make sure we get them out in a timely manner.
In the meantime, here are some other things:
These are $29 and 100% of profits go to Hurricane Harvey relief funds.
These are $26 and 100% of the proceeds until September 30 will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief funds
This is $25 and 100% of proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief funds.
These are $25 and 100% of the proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief funds. And it comes in other colors. I just happen to like maroon. Sales for this are pre-orders and end on Saturday.
This comes in several color options and a tank top. It’s $21 and 100% of profits go to Hurricane Harvey relief.
6. Texans together hat
These are $40 with 50% of the proceeds going to Hurricane Harvey relief funds. Email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Other ways to donate money to help:
1. You can request help, offer help, or donate to the Bayou City Fellowship Hurricane Harvey Outreach. This is my friend Amanda’s church and I know without a doubt that they will be good stewards of any money given and make sure that 100% goes straight to help victims.
2. AirBnB is coordinating free housing for those who need a place to stay. You can find a place to stay or offer a place here.
3. JJ Watt of the Houston Texans has started a Houston Flood Relief Fund. You can donate here.
4. You can donate through Samaritan’s Purse here.
5. The South Texas Blood & Tissue center needs blood donations, especially O negative and O positive blood. If you’re in San Antonio or the New Braunfels area, go to their website or call 210-731-5590 to schedule an appointment to donate blood.
6. The Texas Diaper Bank could use monetary donations and also actual diapers, for both babies and adults to help out families displaced by the hurricane. You can donate here.
8. Convoy of Hope is taking donations here.
9. Disaster Assistance to apply for assistance online if you are in immediate need and are in one of the disaster areas.
If you happen to know of any other reliable charities or ways to help, please feel free to leave them in the comments. I’d encourage everyone to check the legitimacy of various organizations through Charity Navigator.