Welcome to Merch Madness: 2012! During the month of March, we are partnering with some of our close friends to send Stellar Kart T-shirts and hoodies to those in need in Haiti and Africa. *Conduit Mission and *Hoops of Hope are amazing organizations that are making a lasting impact in communities such as Jacmel, Haiti and Zambia, Africa.
Here’s why: In the summer of 2010, Lead singer Adam Agee went with Hoops of Hope to Zambia, Africa for the first time and it changed his life forever. Here is an excerpt from his diary about his trip. To view the entire entry, visit http://adamagee.tumblr.com.
…We set up our mosquito nets and unloaded all the gear from the trucks and got ready to head out to visit some of our team’s sponsor children. We loaded up in the vehicles and AGAIN took off down the aforementioned roads for about an hour to a remote little village where two sponsor children lived. What awaited us there was something I will never forget.
We pulled into the village (which consisted of maybe a dozen huts) where there were nearly a hundred people waiting for us, and as soon as they saw us, they began singing and dancing and smiling. I’ve never seen so many people smiling as genuinely as these people were. As the dancing concluded, we were invited to sit on wood benches while the rest of the village either stood or sat in the dirt. This was my first chance to see for myself the impoverished conditions in which these people live. They live either in clay brick buildings (approximately 10 feet by 20 feet) or small huts made of wood and grass, both of which have no floor. It is still hard to understand in my Americanized mind how these people in this moment could be so filled with joy in spite of the fact that they have absolutely nothing and many of them are sick and dying with HIV/AIDS. We had only been in the bush for one day and my world was already being turned upside down…
Here’s how it works: For every $20 donated, we will send TWO shirts: one to Jacmel, Haiti AND one to Zambia, Africa through our partner organizations. Hoops of Hope and Conduit Mission have agreed to handle the international transport and distribution of the shirts to the communities they serve in these countries. All donations are tax deductible and are processed through the Stellar Kart Foundation.
OUR GOAL: Send 1,000 shirts to these countries. We could sell these shirts at our shows, but we feel called to do more. If you are looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of people in need all over the world, here is your chance. If you are looking for a way to support our ministry and change lives through music, here is your chance. Please pray about getting involved and join with us in making a positive impact in the lives of those less fortunate than us. God bless you and thank you for partnering with us!
*Conduit Mission launched in 2007 with the goal of being a “Conduit” of resources to the hopeless and hurting. Over the years, Conduit Mission has been influential in starting a child sponsorship program in Haiti, an orphanage in Africa, and has offered immediate disaster relief to communities in the U.S., Africa, Haiti, and Japan.
*Hoops of Hope is the world’s largest free-throw marathon. Similar to a walk-a-thon, participants raise awareness and funds for children who have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS by shooting free-throws. 100% of all funds raised through these free-throw marathons go directly to care for orphan children in highly affected areas. http://hoopsofhope.org
Send shirts to Africa and Haiti with your donation today: