Jordan's Birthday Fundraiser for Born Just Right

$1,240 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 26 days
Created November 18, 2018
Jordan Reeves

Hi! I’m Jordan Reeves, and I’m the co-founder of Born Just Right. It’s a non-profit that helps kids with disabilities learn how to combine their differences with design. We hold workshops where cool ideas come true like my invention of a 3D printed Project Unicorn that shoots biodegradable glitter!

These are the kids who attended our most recent workshop in San Francisco. It was featured on NBC Nightly News!
34653618_1542597187752087_r.jpegThanks to my 2017 birthday fundraiser and other donations, we were able to cover travel expenses to our workshop where kids learned how to create really cool ideas. (Autodesk hosted us, and Google was our workshop partner along with a lot of volunteers.)

My friend, Anaiss, came up with a simple way to lift her wheelchair a little so she can reach stuff. Sydney is working on an LED light system that works with her BMX racing bike arm. Kenzie created a beautiful arm that has a light up gem called “Operation Crystal.” That's just some of the cool ideas that came out of our five-day event.

Every year, I don’t ask for birthday gifts. Instead, I ask for donations to organizations that matter to me. This year, I’m turning THIRTEEN on December 29th! In honor of turning into an official teenager, I hope to raise enough to help the launch of a new BOOST by Born Just Right workshop in 2019.
34653618_1542597612453048_r.jpegThank you to everyone who has supported me as we’ve grown our organization. I’m so proud of Born Just Right and I can’t wait to see what we can do in the next year.

I'm asking for $3500 because that's how much it costs for one local kid to attend a BOOST event. Participants and one parent do not have to pay to attend. Here's a look at the big cost breakdown:
34653618_1542600970854974_r.jpegWe have a big plan for all of the kids who attend our events. We hope every person who attends BOOST by Born Just Right who falls in love with design will have a chance to use these skills and meet potential employers. BOOST kids are future STEAM-skilled employees!
34653618_1542601067541530_r.jpegCheck out Born Just Right's website to learn more about the work we're doing!

(And thanks to Autodesk for these great photos)

If you're curious, I have a book coming out on June 4, 2019. It is the same name as our nonprofit, BORN JUST RIGHT. The book all about my story and it includes how I created Project Unicorn. I hope I encourage all kinds of kids to come up with fun ideas. The book is already available for pre-sale !

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Thank you to my newest donors and to so many people who helped spread the word of my fundraiser on Giving Tuesday. My mom also had a fundraiser on Facebook that was really amazing.

My birthday is next month, so we have a lot more time to raise enough to send a kid to our next BOOST by Born Just Right (BOOSTxBJR) workshop! All I need is your help getting the word out and sharing this GoFundMe and my organization: http://bornjustright.org

Don't forget donations to Born Just Right are tax deductible!

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Hi! It's Jordan again! Thank you so much for your donations to Born Just Right. Today is Giving Tuesday and I need your help spreading the word about my fundraiser on this important day. If my 24 donors could encourage 24 more, I'd be a lot closer to my birthday goal of sending one kid to a #BOOSTxBJR (BOOST by Born Just Right) workshop. It's a new name but the same great workshop!

If you really like videos, you should also check out this piece that shows the work Born Just Right does with our great partners like Autodesk: https://www.autodesk.com/redshift/limb-difference/

Thanks again for all of your help,
Check out my Giving Tuesday message.
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Wow! What an amazing start to my fundraiser. Thank you to all of you for supporting me. We were able to raise $720 in the first full day! Please help spread the word about my fundraiser and our BOOST by Born Just Right workshops.

I'm not feeling super well... but I still wanted to send you a quick video message!

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$1,240 of $3,500 goal

Raised by 29 people in 26 days
Created November 18, 2018
Jordan Reeves
Funds raised will benefit:
Born Just Right, Inc. (Born Just Right)
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Columbia, MO
EIN: 814087772
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