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Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by Steezdiaz, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Steezdiaz

    Steezdiaz Slayer

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    I'm hyped on this project. I love giving damas away and the Giveadama will finally give me a reason to do it more often. Each batch of Giveadamas will feature the flag colors of the country that we'll take the damas to to give away :)

    I hope you guys will join me in helping spread dama love across the world!
     
    Apr 18, 2017
  2. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    I've got two on the exchange that I'll send over to you! Still in great condition!!
     
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  3. rTTn

    rTTn Honed Member

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    Absolutely Hyped AF on this. I'll have my money ready for each and every drop
     
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  4. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    Me too!! I cannot wait to have a collection of flags on my wall!!
     
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  5. Brandon Jensen

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    So how are the candidates for the given dramas chosen? Is there a specific charity that this will run through?
     
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  6. kendama duke

    kendama duke Honed Member

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    This is such a great idea lunatac!
     
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  7. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

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    Very cool, how are you distributing them to the different countries? The kendamas you're sending to Uganda are the same as the ones that will be up for purchase?
     
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  8. Edric Owen Ladera

    Edric Owen Ladera Honed Member

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    a great initiative!!!
     
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  9. BingoBongo

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    Love this idea! I'm going to cop one when they drop the first batch.
     
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  10. Steezdiaz

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    Thanks guys! And good questions everyone.

    @htimSxelA - As we're getting started I'm just relying on my personal connections for distribution. I have good friends that go to Uganda every year and have their own thing really established over there, so that was the obvious first choice. My hopes are to go with them the next time they go and take the Giveadamas. I also have some connections in other countries which could be runners up for next batches as well.

    The damas I'm giving away are the same as the ones that are up for sale...because I want my Uganda homies to #SlayLunars haha

    Basically, I made a batch of 200, so I hope to sell 100 and give away the other 100.

    @Brandon Jensen not partnering with any specific charities at the moment, but maybe someday we will, or...even better yet, we'll just create our own non-profit or organization. How the damas will be given away is still in the works, my hopes is the first few countries I will personally be there to ensure it'a done in a meaningful way, with someone there to instruct and inspire. A lot of the villages we'll visit are small and it would be easy to give every kid their own without excluding anyone too so that's a plus :)
     
    Apr 18, 2017
  11. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    What about taking some kendama donations. I personally have two that are in excellent condition.
     
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  12. Brandon Jensen

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    That is awesome man! Im hyped at the personal care you put into everything that you do. This is a really amazing way to not only sell some cool kendamas, but help out those in need.
     
    Apr 18, 2017
  13. rTTn

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    I would love to see a charity organization pop up from this. Partner with humble bundle. Humble dama bundle. Awwwww yeeeeeea.
     
    Apr 18, 2017
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  14. dcc

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    Is it too early to reveal the retail price? I want to get in on this project
     
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  15. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

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    Lots of love in this thread! Thank you @Steezdiaz and thank you DS!
     
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  16. quacktaped

    quacktaped Honed Member

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    same here :)
     
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  17. Steezdiaz

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    @Congarranza @quacktaped thats a cool idea. As of now not doing any trades, but how sweet would that be in the future? Like trade in a couple used damas for a new one, and we'd donate the used ones :)

    I'll work on it ;)

    **edit** 5/5/17 As of now we are taking donated damas to give away with this project. Just ship them to:

    Stephen Diaz ATTN: Giveadama
    28 Rubicon Ct.
    Chico, CA 95928
     
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  18. Joel Clayton

    Joel Clayton Honed Member

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    This is so awesome! great to give back
     
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  19. Brandon Jensen

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    I think it would be awesome to show the people that bought he giveadama how they are giving back. Something as simple as a text saying that someone got it, or even an email. I know in some countries, when your donated blood gets used, they send you a little text, so it's less of a give and forget, it's a give, and now you know that what you gave actually affected someone somewhere.
     
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  20. Steezdiaz

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    UPDATES: We sent Sam one, here's his feedback:



    Also, we are accepting donations (see instagram story today) if you'd like to donate used or unused dama to this project!
     
    May 2, 2017
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