Flash back to the fall of 2001. Agonizing over the decision of which sorority we should join at William and Mary, Katie and I made a pro/con list. Believe it or not, on our actual “pro” list for Kappa Kappa Gamma were the attractive colors of the sorority. (I cannot believe I am admitting this on here… how embarrassing!) We knew that we would be decked out in sorority tshirts for our entire four year college experience, and we might as well look cute doing it. Totally vain, yes. But I only speak the truth. Sure enough, I left college with enough sorority tshirts to outfit a small nation. In Greek life, it is well known and widely accepted that any event, big or small, merits a tshirt.

Which leads me to our newest and most exciting (for me) fundraiser. I have wanted to make an adoption fundraising shirt from the very get-go, but Matt continues to ensure me that no one would be interested, we wouldn’t raise any money, blahblahblah. Little does he know that there is an entire underground world of adoption tshirts and often they are very good fundraisers. Not only that, but they’re cute and get the message of adoption out there into the community. It’s a win-win situation.

So, my friends, that’s where you come in. I need you to prove my dear husband wrong once and for all. Matt’s coworker designed these, and I am just in love with how they turned out. Here are the details:

We chose a 100% cotton lightweight (i.e. soft) Tultex tee. The color of the shirt will be light blue with black graphics. The verse we have referenced is from John 14:18: “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” The first part of the verse, “I will not leave you as orphans”, is also written in Kinyarwanda, one of the three official languages of Rwanda.

The suggested donation for these shirts is $20. We have sizes XXS (which is the same as a youth medium), small, medium, large, and XL. If you don’t live around here, we would be glad to ship them. And if you’re in Richmond, these will be ready in time for our yard sale next weekend!

It’ll almost be like we’re pledging a sorority together… but not quite. (I totally just lost any potentially interested male. Shoot.)

If you’re interested, you can leave me a message or shoot me an email at catherinesallison at gmail dot com.

6 Comments on rwanda adoption tshirt!

  1. NOOO Lauren!! Take it back!! You should have heard our discourse over color selection last night. Everything either was "too Carolina" or "too Kappa" or "too Vera Bradley" (whaaat??) Yes, that all came out of Matt's mouth! Also, Matt may or may not have ordered a separate, less cute, color for himself. 🙂

    Oh Steve, our bad. Here's what I propose: if we have overwhelming interest in extra extra large men (or women I suppose), we will put in a separate second order.

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