Rising Phoenix Raises over $1000!

Hurrah! Button Me Up co-owner Morgan Payne was featured in the international Japanese-English newspaper Mainichi Weekly for our Rising Phoenix fundraiser work. Click to read the article.

Over the past several months, if you had met me or my business partners at Button Me Up or any of Beyond Victoriana’s allies at any steampunk event, you probably already heard about the Rising Phoenix Fund for Shelterbox. (If not, read the announcement here.) Our goal in March 2011 was to raise $1000 dollars for Shelterbox by the end of Labor Day weekend, and I’m proud to announce that we have reached our goal.

As of today, we have raised $1037!

But what does that mean for the fundraiser?

We’re going to continue on.

Disasters don’t stop when a fundraiser ends, and considering the current tornado disasters in the southern and New England areas of the US recently, first-responder organizations like Shelterbox are important to help those in need immediately.  Thus, they are also in constant need of support.

So Button Me Up and Beyond Victoriana have decided to raise our fundraising goal to $3000 by the end of Labor Day Weekend.

Click after the jump for more info about how you can help meet our goal.

1) Buy a Button:

Each button costs only $2 USD each (and international orders can be taken too!) Click to order directly from Button Me Up:

Sakura Steampunk. Click image to purchase from Button Me Up's Etsy Store.

Rabbit on the Moon Wishing on a Star. Click image to purchase from Button Me Up's Etsy Store.

Helping hands with the Rising Sun. Click image to purchase from Button Me Up's Etsy Store.

Purchase a set of all three. Click image to purchase from Button Me Up's Etsy Store.

2) Donate directly to Shelterbox:

If you want to give more than a couple of bucks, you can contribute directly to our fund via Shelterbox.

Donate and receive a complimentary set of buttons as our thanks to you.

And of course, donors have the option of being included in the Rising Phoenix Circle and enter to win our prize pack raffle– three prize packs, which includes the following goodies:

- Gorgeous personalized gift from Jake von Slatt to be unveiled later this summer

- Signed copies of Boneshaker from Cherie Priest

- Signed copies of Soulless, Blameless, and Changeless from Gail Carriger

- Signed copies of Jeff Vandermeer & S.J. Chambers The Steampunk Bible

- Signed copies & posters of Paul Guinan & Anina Bennett’s Boilerplate

- Signed comics from Phil & Kaja Foglio’s Girl Genius

- Poster prints from artist James Ng

- CDs from Vernian Process

& more to come!!

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This week, Button Me Up will also be selling at AnimeNext in Somerset, NJ.

I will also be selling buttons & raffling prizes as part of the Voyage to Dream Country event at The Way Station:

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