I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but things have been quiet at the Take Heart camp lately. Sorry about that! Over the last few months, we’ve received a lot of emails asking about when we’ll have new products or restock old ones. If you sent one of those, thanks for caring. The short answer is “I’m not sure.”
We have a few things brewing, but we’re not sure when we’ll have things ready to sell on the website. If there’s something you’d like to see us produce or bring back from the archives, comment on this blog post or contact us and let us know. With enough requests, you might be able to get us off our butts and back to work.
We haven’t been completely lounging around, though. G.O. (Take Heart’s co-owner) and I have a big project in the works. Real big. When I started Take Heart in 2013, it was for the simple purpose of using my skills and resources to give and inspire others to give. It wasn’t about t-shirts, patches, pins, and sweatshirts. That was just the means to an end. For that reason, we’ve always held Take Heart with loose hands. We worked our butts off to grow Take Heart because it was the best tool we had to give to the causes we cared most about. Now, we’re planning on doing something completely different, but with the same goal. In the summer of 2016, we’re planning on riding bikes across the United States, New York to Seattle. Along the way, we’re aiming to raise over $50,000 for I Pour Life’s women’s empowerment program in Ethiopia. If we hit our goal, we’ll be able to send fifty women through a ten-month program that will break cycles of poverty in their lives and their children’s lives. In three months, we could give more than Take Heart has in three years. Obviously, an endeavor like this requires a lot of preparation and work in advance. So that’s what we’re up to, if you’ve been wondering. You can learn more about this project at rideforkorah.com
Take Heart isn’t dead. Just taking a little nap. We don’t know what the future holds for it, but we have a good idea of what we should be doing right now. We’re still a few weeks away from being able to share details about the ride and collect donations, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to fill you in before then. My hope is that this encourages you to find your own ways to give more. Evaluate your skills, interests, and resources and consider how you can do more to feed the hungry, rescue the oppressed, and give hope to the hopeless.
Founder, Take Heart Apparel Co.