For our 2017 Girls of the Finest calendar, we are proud to partner with a charity that helps rescue canines from high-kill shelters to become service animals for our veterans with PTSD and other injuries.
HERE WE GO AGAIN!
The Finest: A G.I. Joe Costume Club is thrilled to partner with K9s For Warriors for the THIRD annual Girls of the Finest charity calendar!
The last two years have been such a huge success, and it demonstrated to the world just how powerful the G.I. Joe fan community is when it comes to raising money for veteran and military-related organizations.
So here’s the deal:
The Girls of the Finest charity calendar is no ordinary 12-month calendar! An all-new selection of our amazing members, photographed exclusively for this calendar, will be portraying many of your favorite female characters!
As always, the causes we support are near and dear to our hearts. A significant portion of Finest members are active duty service members and veterans, and we wanted to engage a charity that would help assist service men and women after they return home in an impactful way!
The Finest is honored for the opportunity to partner with K9s For Warriors, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Ninety-five percent of the canines in the K9s For Warriors’ program come from rescue shelters! Their goal is to empower veterans to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds earned from the 2017 Girls of the Finest calendar will be donated to K9s for Warriors!
In 2015, K9s For Warriors was able to raise more than $5.5 million, which allowed them to pair 51 Warriors with service dogs – that’s at least 102 lives saved because of each person’s contribution! We decided we wanted to help them out and reach their goal of helping 12 warriors each month!
What better way to come together as a fan community and support the Real American Heroes of the U.S. military and their families!
We Need YOU!
As excited as we are about this project, we can’t do it without YOU. Only through your donations will this calendar happen. Your contribution of $5 or more will allow us to:
• Compile all the calendar photography
• Design and produce the calendar and all associated perks
• Pay for printing and shipping costs of the calendar and perks
Also, we will be creating EXCLUSIVE content for this campaign that will only be available to those who donate here, including Girls of the Finest trading cards, postcards, patches, t-shirts and NEW SURPRISE TIERS!!! Just like the last two years, these perks will only be produced in limited quantities and once they’re gone, THEY’RE GONE!
Everyone who donates $5 or more will receive an exclusive Girls of The Finest item. Anyone donating $25 or more will receive the calendar PLUS exclusive items! (See perks on the right for a complete list) * NOTE: We are happy to ship calendars and perks anywhere in the world! If you are in Canada, please add $7 to your donation to cover shipping. If you are outside North America, please email us your location and we will let you know what additional shipping charges may apply.
How to Get Involved
Donating funds is the #1 way to get involved, but if you can’t contribute financially, that doesn’t mean you can’t help!
We need everyone to help spread the word and make some noise about our campaign. Share our link on Facebook, Twitter or other social media. Let other G.I. Joe fans and other fandoms know what we’re doing and use the Indiegogo share tools to spread the word.
Harness the power of the Internet to help us achieve our goal with the K9s For Warriors!
Get involved however you can – all help is appreciated!
The Impact You Make
The more funds we collect, the more funds will be going to K9s For Warriors and to veterans and families who need our help! We want to be able to help out the men and women who sacrifice so much for us every single day. We value and appreciate their contributions and sacrifices and we want to show them how much they mean to us all.
This is a community call to action! Please join us, and together, let’s make a huge difference in the lives of military personnel and families!