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The Poo-Plunger
The Poo-Plunger

It all started with a joke...  

In the summer of 2015, while working in the production office of a TV show, Carl and AJ were laughing about a crazy idea of a fun plunger that looked like a friendly poo.

“I mean, the poo shape is already there…" then Carl asked, “Why has no one made this?” He paused for a moment... “Why not us?”

Being the natural networker, AJ reached out to an old high school friend and several months later an office space joke became a real and serious company. 

We here at The Plunger Project want to introduce you to our first idea, the Poo-Plunger™.

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Introducing the Poo-Plunger™
Introducing the Poo-Plunger™

Admit it, your old and dirty plunger is boring, disgusting and is a major eye-sore. That’s why it’s hidden behind your toilet, out-of-sight out-of-mind.

The Plunger Project wants to change the perception of this essential tool. The Poo-Plunger™ is a cute and effective new plunger that will instantly bring new and fun charm to your bathroom.

This is the perfect gift! Holidays, birthdays, graduations, house-warmings, weddings and maybe even an anniversary - everyone will laugh when they gaze into Poo-Plunger’s friendly eyes.

2.4 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation or clean drinking water*. This is a continuing crisis that is getting worse every day as this earth's population increases. 

We can help! 

We dream of using this fun and novel plunger as a platform to give back to clean water and sanitation efforts around the world. It is our goal to create a company that helps to support these initiatives and we need your support to make this a reality!

Displaying your Poo-Plunger in the bathroom is a way to bring awareness to this crisis and it shows your support of a world with easily accessible clean water and sanitation for everyone, everywhere, at all times.

#PlungerProject is printed on the handle. This hashtag will constantly updating social media followers on how Poo-Plunger contributions are helping around world.

We here at The Plunger Project want to build a community of creative, positive thinkers that give something back to this world. We are a forward thinking fun group that wants to use business to make a positive and transparent change. 

 

Why we need your help.

The Poo-Plunger's patent pending design is ready for production - now we need to raise $50,000 to fund and fulfill the first production run. All the funds raised will go directly towards manufacturing the injection molds and the expert labor needed to create this fun new plunger. We have the suppliers and manufacturers lined up and ready to go, we just need your help to bring the Poo-Plunger to life!

The Poo-Plunger will be made in the USA.

 

 

Don't be selfish!

Grab a Poo-Plunger for a friend or spouse as well while the discounts are alive. These prices are discounted Kickstarter prices and will adjust to our full retail pricing after the campaign is over. The more you pledge the more you'll save.

 

Thank you for everyone who has already supported us to get to this point!

Linda Hickerson  *  Pro Photo Supplies  *  David Savinar  *  Derek Green II  *  Kyle Devine  *  Alex Mason  *  Stephen Wagner  *  Doug Moshofsky  *  David Roache  *  Wade Sims  *  Gaston High School

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 *Sources: World Health Organization and UNICEF - "Progress on sanitation and drinking-water - 2015 update" (ISBN 978 92 4 150914 5)

 

Risks and challenges

Realistically, here are the 3 most likely challenges to this project being successfully completed after funding:

1. Manufacturing problems – Manufacturing can require a lot of expensive trial and error, with cost of materials and availability of essential tools changing regularly. This is why we've built in a margin for error into our Kickstarter goal, and also why we have already established relationships with local manufacturers who want to work with us and can deliver at the promised price even in difficult circumstances.

2. Design flaws – While we have gone to every effort to predict how the plunger will properly function in the real world, the reality is, we're Kickstarting this because we have never seen this kind of plunger cup before. That means that unpredictable problems with the design might arise. There is a risk, that one of these could be problematic. However, by using the most advanced computer aided design and 3D printing and testing our prototypes, we've minimized this risk to the level. We've already worked through many issues and don't plan on stopping if we hit another road-bump. We will always keep you updated of new developments.

3. Illness / injury / death – Unlikely, but this is a small team and it's always possible that something could happen to one of us. That said, we have a team that brings strengths and accomplishments beyond what any one individual could achieve. In the event of something getting in the way of one us completing the project, we are all committed to pulling together, taking up the slack, and ensuring this project gets done. Period.

Is there some other potential issue you're wondering about?
If you're wondering, others probably are, too! We'd appreciate it if you'd email it to us at

help@plungerproject.com right now and I'll personally make sure it gets answered for you.

If you would like to see the Poo-Plunger change the world, as much as we would, then pick your reward level now and we look forward to making it
happen with you.

Thanks for your support!

Carl Hickerson
Plunger Project

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    Thank you for your support! Maybe you don't have a bathroom, or maybe you just never poop (hmm...) but you share with our vision so much that you really want to support us.

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    All supporters will have our eternal gratitude and will be updated with the progress of the Poo-Plunger.

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    You got word of our project early and backed our project quickly and you want more than one plunger! Thank you! This special pledge will receive two (2) Poo-Plungers when we begin production ($60 retail value)! #PlungerProject

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    Two (2) Poo-Plungers for $45. Support our project with a larger pledge and we will send you two (2) Poo-Plungers when we begin shipping ($59.98 retail value). We are so grateful for your support! #PlungerProject

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    Three (3) Poo-Plungers for $65. Support our project with a larger pledge and we will send you three (3) Poo-Plungers when we begin shipping ($90 retail value). We are so grateful for your support! #PlungerProject

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    The Multi-Flusher ($20 / Poo-Plunger)

    Four (4) Poo-Plungers for $80! Your support at this level will allow you to show off your plunger in every bathroom ($119.96 retail value)!

    Or maybe you want a plunger for you, for your kids, for your best friend and one for your cat (the options are endless!).

    This level of support is amazing! Thank you! #PlungerProject

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    The Gift Giver

    Surprise all of your friends with the best gift this holiday season! Or maybe you need some house-warming gifts. Is your child heading off to college? This is the perfect gift for ALL occasions!

    We'll send you Ten (10) plungers with FREE shipping in the USA!

    Thank you for your support!

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