Norway is the proud homeland of world explorers like Roald Amundson, the cheese slicer 🧀, and the paper clip 📎. An odd combo, no? In Norwegian, a paper clip is called a binder. A paper clip binds things together. Early in WWII, Norway was invaded and occupied by Hitler’s forces. One of the major outward signs of resistance to the Nazi regime was a paper clip worn on a resister’s lapel and the phrase We Are Bound Together.
We are bound together. Our Lucky Pup Family is big and wide and there is room for everyone. Show off your proud as an ally to our LGBT+ friends – those we have and we have not yet met. We are bound together. You are welcome in our family, just as you are.
**Shirts printed on heather gray Bella and Canvas t-shirts. Orders placed before June 28th will be printed starting on that week.
** $5 from each #FamAlly shirt sale will be donated to one of the following organizations. We would love for you to donate with us, as well, if you are so moved:
Volunteers of America – Dakotas Homeless Youth Program: Nationally, nearly 50% of homeless youth are LGBTQ+. Homeless youth often have a family, but they have been made to leave their home. This local VoA program serves youth ages 10-17, every day of the year, 24 hours per day. Learn more about the program by clicking here. Donate to the program here by putting Homeless Youth in the text box and noting Lucky Pup Adventures in the comment section.
ACLU of South Dakota: The ACLU of South Dakota works in communities, legislatures and courts to preserve the rights and liberties enshrined by the Constitution of the United States of America. Whether it’s ending mass incarceration, protecting free speech, achieving full equality of the LGBTQ+ community, securing the rights of immigrants, and more, the ACLU takes up the toughest cases and issues to defend all people from government abuse and overreach. Learn more about their organization by clicking here and donate to them here.
South Dakota Transformation Project: Their mission is to support and empower transgender youth, young adults, and their families while educating communities in SD and the surrounding region about gender identity and expression. Learn more about their organization by clicking here and donate to them here.