Wear Star Wars Every Day 2016

$6,048 of $10k goal

Raised by 127 people in 15 months
James Floyd
for Collateral Repair Project
 SAN DIEGO, CA
QUICK UPDATE (12/30): My Wear Star Wars Every Day campaign is wrapping up! Only a few more days in 2016 and I will have completed 366 days of wearing a different Star Wars apparel item each day, raising money for Collateral Repair Project. I appreciate all your donations, and hope that we can reach our goal of $7,000 total (GoFundMe and offline) by the end of 2016. As of 12/29, we are at $5,421 in contributions via GoFundMe and and additional $1,308 offline - leaving us just $271 shy of our final goal!

My name is James and I am a big fan of Star Wars. Over the years, I've accumulated quite a bit of Star Wars-themed clothing, mostly t-shirts, but also hats and other things. I thought, "Why not wear a different item every day starting at the beginning of 2016 and see how far I could go?" Then I thought, "Why not do this and see if I could go a whole year with other fans helping me out, by letting me wear their cool Star Wars clothes?" And finally, I thought, "Why not do this and turn it into a walkathon-style fundraiser for a worthy group that helps people?" I chose Collateral Repair Project, a non-profit organization that helps urban refugees with emergency aid, education, and community building in Amman, Jordan. 



And that's how we have Wear Star Wars Every Day 2016. It's simple: I wear a different item of Star Wars apparel each day for as long as I can keep it going without stopping, using clothes from my wardrobe, or from yours. I'll post update photos every day, and video summaries every week to the Wear Star Wars Every Day page on Facebook and on Twitter using the hashtag #WearStarWarsEveryDay  .

You can donate either a flat amount, or make a per-day pledge. Like for a fundraising walkathon, the per-day pledge is a small amount that can add up to a big total, based on how many days my streak of wearing Star Wars lasts. At the end of every other month and when the project has ended, I will send a reminder to all per-day pledge makers with their total for that month. 

To make a flat donation: Simply click on the Donate Now button on the top of the page and follow the steps.

To pledge a per-day amount: Please fill out my pledge form or send me a message via the contact button at the bottom of this page. Whichever way you choose, be sure to include your per-day pledge amount. When sent a reminder, come visit this page to make a donation for the month, multiplying your pledge amount by the number of days I've successfully worn a different Star Wars clothing item in a row for that month. Or you can also set up an automatic monthly payment if you donate on this page.

All donations, both flat amounts, and per-day pledges, go straight to Collateral Repair Project, via GoFundMe & FirstGiving (which take a total of 9.25% for processing & credit card fees).

I think I have enough clothes on my own to go a couple months - but you can help me reach my goal of going all year by lending or donating Star Wars clothes for me to wear to keep the fundraiser going! Need more information on how to send your Star Wars clothes to me and what items are accepted? Visit the Wear Star Wars Every Day general info page


About Collateral Repair Project:

Collateral Repair Project (CRP) is a grassroots refugee aid organization located in East Amman, a neighborhood home to a growing number of urban refugees from Syria and Iraq. Our bifold programming focuses on providing emergency assistance and community building workshops. Monthly food vouchers, medical support, fuel, and clothing are among the many services covered through our emergency assistance program. Likewise, our community center in Hashemi Shamali is home to several support groups for teens and adults, as well as English classes, a women's craft co-op, yoga classes, and more.

Collateral Repair Project is a registered 501(c)(3) organization based in Brooklyn, New York. Visit CRP on the web at collateralrepairproject.org and like them on Facebook at facebook.com/CRProject.



About James:

My name is James Floyd, and I live in San Diego, California. I go by jawajames online and write for a few geeky sites. I am not affiliated with Collateral Repair Project and learned about the organization from a relative of mine, who serves on the CRP board. Follow me on Twitter: @jamesjawa .
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Update 37
Posted by James Floyd
3 months ago
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Here's the latest update - a recap for weeks 49 & 50! Less than 2 weeks left in 2016 and my fundraising campaign for Collateral Repair Project. I'm hoping to raise a total of $5,000 by the end of the year, and right now we have a total of $4,050 raised - can you help spread the word to help me reach my goal?
Weeks 49 & 50 recap!
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Update 36
Posted by James Floyd
4 months ago
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Even though I've gotten a little behind on posting the video weekly recaps to the GoFundMe, Wear Star Wars Every Day is still going strong! Here's Week 46, a full run of hats!
Week 46 recap!
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Update 35
Posted by James Floyd
4 months ago
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Catching up on recaps, here's weeks 41 & 42, from a few weeks ago!
Week 41 & 42 recap!
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Update 34
Posted by James Floyd
5 months ago
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Oops! I forgot to post the Week 40 update, covering the big Force Friday podcast listener challenge - here it is!
Week 40 recap!
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$6,048 of $10k goal

Raised by 127 people in 15 months
Created December 9, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Collateral Repair Project
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$28
Maliha Sarwar
2 months ago

Great Job, James!

$69
Michael Wistock
2 months ago
CS
$20
Caitlin Shindler
2 months ago
PB
$25
Patricia Bailey
2 months ago
HF
$25
Holly Frey
2 months ago
$25
Anonymous
2 months ago
AN
$10
Amy Wishman Nalan
2 months ago
LN
$24
Lillian Noble
2 months ago
$20
Anonymous
2 months ago
$50
Eliz
2 months ago

Bravo James!

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