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Launched on World Down Syndrome Day! Necklaces to INSPIRE extra love, and HIRE special needs adults aka intellectually diverse.
65 backers pledged $6,635 to help bring this project to life.

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Everybody needs Xtra Love to give and receive.

The world could use some xtra love generated now, right? The creation of this brand aims to grow love. How do we start? 

Necklaces to inspire extra love among all humans, celebrate down syndrome and hire the intellectually diverse (formerly known as adults with special needs).

The Grace Necklace Symbolizing Xtra Love in sterling silver
The Grace Necklace Symbolizing Xtra Love in sterling silver

What inspired Xtra Love?  

My daughter, Anna Catherine, has down syndrome. Once we moved through the initial awareness and acceptance stages, we wholeheartedly realized this gift is something to celebrate. We needed a symbol to express the joy of our journey.

Xtra Chromosome? Xtra Love.

My beautiful friend Grace, a fellow down's mom who was taken by pancreatic cancer, proclaimed the extra chromosome our kids have as eXtra love. It immediately resonated! What a wonderful way to describe our joyful experience. For more about Grace, read here.

My one with Xtra Love, Anna Catherine
My one with Xtra Love, Anna Catherine

Our Special Adults Need Jobs to Thrive

Through our journey with my daughter, Anna Catherine, we have come to understand that when our kids age out of the system, they get depressed because they lose their routine and social interactions. Over 240,000 in DFW alone, would like to work but need more options.

I created this company to create jobs for all Intellectually Diverse adults. To give Anna Catherine the future she deserves, I knew options needed to be created now. 

Xtra Love plans to hire at least one person with intellectually diversities --right out of the gate of a successful crowdfunding campaign.

In fact, the young man that is eager and ready to work is pictured here with his family.

Xtra Love is about celebrating our journeys!

Down Syndrome is nothing to be down about. It's a gift! We created this symbol of Xtra love to express the joy. Are you lucky enough to have one of these special children in your family? Know someone who has uplifted your life?

Wear the symbol proudly. Spot others in your tribe. Display the Xtra Love you feel for all to see. 

It starts with necklaces, tshirts and car stickers. But watch this Xtra love grow. 

Xtra Love T-shirt in White (or gray)
Xtra Love T-shirt in White (or gray)

 Shirts are offered in Grey or White XS, S, M, L, XL. These run small.

If you bought this shirt but would like to upgrade it to the black shirt with silver or gold glitter, just add 10.00 to your pledge.

Spot a tribe car - Xtra Love Bumper Sticker
Spot a tribe car - Xtra Love Bumper Sticker

Give Xtra Love. Get Rewarded

Show your Xtra Love.  Choose a reward for yourself, a warrior mom who needs it, or your whole team. Pre-purchase a necklace to get this company started. Fund a job right away. Every bit helps launch this brand to promote Xtra love in the world, celebrate down syndrome and give our adults thriving futures.

If the amount requested is raised, that will fund the minimum order of necklaces needed to get started and one part-time intellectually diverse helper (seen above) to ship them out.  Xtra funds will mean extra necklaces to sell and xtra hours for one or more employees. So Xtra order up!

Pay for a reward and help create jobs for those who have intellectual diversities!

We reached our first goal! Thank You! Necklace production and a week of part-time help is now funded!

Let's go for $5000!

Further funding will pay for

  •   t-shirt production, including adding a black with silver or gold glitter  version  
  •  packaging for products 
  •  a month of part-time help from the intellectually diverse community 
  •  getting the word out about the website so we can keep employment  going
  •  bulk pricing breaks for all of our items

Minimums have been met, but it'll take more capital to keep us going. Every bit is appreciated. We can't wait to hire the ID world!

NEW TO KICKSTARTER? HERE'S HOW TO ORDER

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR REWARD

STEP 2: SELECT SHIPPING OPTION

STEP 3: CREATE KICKSTARTER PROFILE

STEP 4: ENTER PAYMENT DETAILS

STEP 5: CLICK THE PLEDGE BUTTON & YOU'RE DONE!!

NOTE: Your credit card will ONLY be charged if the campaign reaches its goal on April 19th.

Spread the Xtra Love!

SHARE THIS CAMPAIGN WITH FRIENDS! 

This goal is Xtra big. We need all the Xtra help we can get to provide all the jobs needed. 

Tell the Tribe!  Copy and paste the URL to social media. Email. Text. Call. Spread the word - Spread the Xtra Love.

My Promise

With our funds we will:

- hire one person with intellectual diversities right away

- pay for the production of necklaces

- complete the website 

Thank you for your Xtra Love and Support,  

 Anna Brindley

Xtra Love detail on necklace
Xtra Love detail on necklace

Follow us: 

Join our tribe. Share with other warrior moms. Celebrate with us!

 

 

 

         
Grace Necklace Symbolizing Xtra Love in Gold Plated
Grace Necklace Symbolizing Xtra Love in Gold Plated

 

Special thanks to a few that encouraged, supported and believed:

Stephanie Davis, Zehra Vollmer, Diana Souza, Maria Then, Stacey Jemison, Jerri Ann Drake, Lori McKee, Shelly Rosenburg, Sherry Parma, Celina Barry, Julia Hamm

Risks and challenges

Our challenges are:
- Small production: Finding suppliers who work in small batches.
- Price point for small productions
- Manufacturing overseas and potentially having delays
- Getting the word out! So, PLEASE share the link with people you know who will love these necklaces as much as you, and then share it again, and again, and you and I can make this concept a reality!

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    Sending Xtra Love in a Thank YOU

    A sincere thank you note via email and regular updates of our progress.

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    Xtra Love Bumper Sticker

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    Show Xtra Love T-shirt

    A comfy t-shirt with the symbol of Xtra Love. Offered in White or Grey.

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    Show Xtra Love T-shirt (pick up)

    A comfy t-shirt with the symbol of Xtra Love. Offered in White or Grey.

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    Xtra Love Glitter T-Shirt

    Black T-shirt with Xtra Love symbol in Gold or Silver Glitter

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    Black T-shirt with Xtra Love symbol in Gold or Silver Glitter

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    The Grace Necklace

    Sterling Silver or Plated Gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts. We call it the Grace necklace because our fellow warrior momma inspired it.

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    The Grace Necklace -Suspended

    Sterling Silver or Plated Gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts. We call it the Grace necklace because our fellow warrior momma inspired it.

    We are adding this option so that you may purchase this for someone and we will make sure it finds a good home. We would love to give this to a momma who might not have the means or a momma who has had a rough time and could use some Xtra Love...stat! Thank you for trusting us to help surprise an unsuspecting warrior momma.

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    Xtra Love Package

    The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts and a t-shirt.

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    Xtra Love ALL

    The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts, T-shirt, and Bumper sticker

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    The Grace Necklace x 2

    Keep one, Give one. The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts We call it the Grace necklace because our fellow warrior momma inspired it.

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    The Grace Necklace x 2- Suspended

    Keep one, Give one. The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts. We call it the Grace necklace because our fellow warrior momma inspired it.

    We are adding this option so that you may purchase this for someone and we will make sure it finds a good home. We would love to give this to a momma who might not have the means or a momma who has had a rough time and could use some Xtra Love...stat! Thank you for trusting us to help surprise an unsuspecting warrior momma.

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    Grace Necklace -Keep one, suspend one

    Keep one, Suspend one. The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts. We call it the Grace necklace because our fellow warrior momma inspired it.

    We are adding this option so that you may purchase this for someone and we will make sure it finds a good home. We would love to give this to a momma who might not have the means or a momma who has had a rough time and could use some Xtra Love...stat! Thank you for trusting us to help surprise an unsuspecting warrior momma

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    Xtra Love Package X 2

    Keep one. Give one. The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts and t-shirt.

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    Xtra Love ALL X 2

    Keep one set. Give one set. The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts, T-shirt, and Bumper sticker

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    The Grace Necklace Family Pack

    Keep one, Give three. The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts. We call it the Grace necklace because our fellow warrior momma inspired it.

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    Xtra Love Package X 4

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    Xtra Love ALL X 4

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    The Grace Necklace Tribe Pack

    Keep one, Give nine. The Grace necklace in sterling silver or plated gold with micro cubic zirconia pavé on the X to emphasize the Xtra love in our hearts. We call it the Grace necklace because our fellow warrior momma inspired it.

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    Xtra Love Package X 10

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    Xtra Love ALL X 10

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    Summer Job for 1 employee

    Summer Job Wages for 1 Part-Time, Intellectually Diverse Employee

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