The time has come for us to pack up and ship out all of the rewards from our wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. Thanks to you all we were not only able to create a limited edition collection of hats (our first from Peru!), but you also helped serve as a catalyst to our blossoming new program in South America. We can't wait to update you on the impact this program continues to have on the community we're working in.
Thanks also for your patience. We had hoped to get them out earlier than our estimated delivery date of November 2011, but we are instead just meeting the goal we had set for ourselves and for you. We can't wait to get these hats in your hands.
A few more things for certain pledgers:
We have released the majority of our personal thank you videos for pledge level 5 (we'll be uploading the rest this week and emailing each of you). View those videos here: http://www.krochetkids.org/2011/we-are-thankful/
Here is a picture of the exclusive screen-printed tote bag for you level 4 backers (below).
Happy Holidays to you all!
the Krochet Kids
The limited-edition Kickstarter hats are being finished and ready to ship! They will land back here at KKi HQ in California, we'll pack them up and send them on their way around the world to you all! We'll keep you posted when they ship.
Thanks again for your support throughout the process. The ladies we are working with in Peru are signing each hat they make and building the confidence and skills to rewrite their futures.
Below is Belen sculpting the pompom on the grey kickstarter hat.
We wanted to update you on the progress of the limited-edition Kickstarter hats. First of all, congratulations to those of you who pledged while the project was still open. You will be receiving a one-of-kind product (or products :) ). For those of you trying to pledge to Kickstarter still, it's unfortunately not an option. There will be more opportunities to purchase hats from Peru, so stay tuned.
We are working hard at Krochet Kids Peru to train on hat-making, while at the same time welcoming our first beneficiaries into the diverse aspects and benefits of our programs. Due to the overwhelming demand of your support we have brought our initial beneficiary group in Peru from 5 to 10 women! Training is taking slightly longer than expected but we are planning to ship hats in November as set out in the "estimated delivery" of the project. It's looking like it will be the latter part of November, but we'll keep you posted as to the exact date.
We'll be launching a more generic style on our website in November as well, so keep an eye out for it... http://krochetkids.org
Here is a picture of one of our knitters - Jaque - training...
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#1) A personal thank you sent out through our social media channels (either facebook or twitter).Estimated delivery: Sep 2011
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#2) We are thankful for whatever level of support you can offer this new endeavor and the communities it will affect in Peru. At this pledge amount we will inscribe your name on a plaque that will hang forever in our offices in Peru to commemorate YOU who helped kickstart the whole process! We will also give you recognition on our website as well :)Estimated delivery: Jan 2012
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#3) Receive one of the first hats to ever be produced at Krochet Kids Peru and help kickstart this program into a sustainable future! You will get to choose one of the exclusive and limited edition colorways featured here. (plus #2) (please include $20 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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#4) Receive one of the first hats to ever be produced in Krochet Kids Peru (your choice of color), as well as a limited edition screen printed tote bag. (plus #2) (please include $20 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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#5) Receive a personal video thank you message from our staff in the US, as well as 25 KKi stickers... (plus #2, #4) (please include $20 for international shipping)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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#6) A date with our very own Community Involvement Director, Nic. You can count on him for a fun and creative evening ladies! We won't pay for your transportation to get here, but Nic will pay for your dinner :) (plus #2, #4)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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#7) Receive the entire collection of all 3 limited-edition hats, the exclusive tote bag, as well as printed 8x10 framed picture of the original beneficiary group in Peru with a personal note from each of them! (plus #2)Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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#8) Come on a surf camping trip in Southern California with our staff to get a behind the scenes look at how we operate and meet our community. 2 nights, surfing (lessons included), BBQing, and dreaming about how we can change the world. (you'll need to get yourself here) (plus #2, #4)Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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#9) WARNING: this pledge is awesome! Not only will you receive prizes from other pledge amounts but you will also get a new hat style named after you. Imagine 'the Eric', 'the Jennifer', or 'the Peggy' roaming the globe on the heads of KKi supporters. Leave your mark in KKi's history... (plus #2, #7)Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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#10) This is the ULTIMATE... we will send you to our Peru project to meet the staff and beneficiaries behind our programs in Lima, Peru! Get an in-depth perspective on our programs and the development work that we have happening on the ground. You will have a chance to get a couple of completely custom hats made while you are there as well! (airfare is included from LA to Lima... so you'll need to get yourself here) (plus #2, #7)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012