We Did It! Next Steps & Shipments
Hooray, we did it! Our campaign for the PackLite Max Phone Charger is officially closed, and we raised over $279,000 from almost 4,000 Backers! Thank you so much for your support -- the response has been overwhelming, and really blew us away.
We're proud to say that over 3,000 solar lights and phone chargers will be donated to Syrian refugees through this campaign. Our partners SCM Medical Missions will be sending out the first 1,000 to the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, and we'll be working with them and The Karam Foundation to distribute the rest in the coming months.
Backer Surveys Going Out This Week
Keep an eye on your inbox this week for an email with a link to your Backer Survey -- a questionnaire where you will provide your shipping address and confirm your add-ons. If you didn't choose add-ons during campaign, you'll have a chance to add them now and pay for them prior to your shipment going out.
We ask that you please fill out your Backer Survey by March 31st to ensure on-time delivery. If you fill out the survey after 3/31, we can still ship your reward, but shipments will go out first-come-first-served, so you might lose your spot in line.
How Add-Ons Work
We're using BackerKit to handle our surveys and add-ons. They set up add-ons in an online store that should look very similar to most ecommerce websites. If you added extra funds to your pledge on top of the reward amount, that amount will be a "credit" on your account that you can redeem by adding add-on items to your "cart."
If you want to add more items on top of the funds you've already pledged, add them to your cart, and you'll pay for them with your credit card just like a regular online purchase. All add-ons and items in your reward will ship together in one package.
We are currently on-schedule for shipping! This means that if you picked a reward with an April ship date, it will ship in April, rewards with May ship dates will ship in May, and rewards with June ship dates will ship in June...you get the idea!
If your reward is scheduled to ship in April or May, but you add-on items that will not be available until June, please be aware that we will hold your package and ship it when everything is ready in June. The Artist Edition print will not be ready until June, for example, so any order with that item will ship in June. As you browse the Add-Ons, anything that has a June ship date will have "(June)" in the product name.
Please feel free to comment here with general questions or message us with specific questions about your pledge. If you have questions about the survey or add-ons, hang tight -- you'll get that email from BackerKit soon.
Once again: Thank you! We could not have done it without you!
Anna, Andrea and Team LuminAID