This Father's Day, DON'T BUY THE TIE


DON'T BUY THE TIE is The Mentoring Project's annual fundraiser and advocacy campaign to shine the spotlight on kids who need a champion.  Many of you have a great dad to honor on Father's Day.  But, for over 25 million young people, they don't have a relationship to celebrate on Father's Day.  Father's Day is a rough day for these kids who feel like they are missing out on something big with a dad they don't really know.  

We designed Don't Buy the Tie so that friends can honor their dad or mentor in a new way... social media advocacy and online donations help The Mentoring Project recruit, train and match mentors. Dad still gets a rad gift and he avoids getting something he doesn't actually need, like ANOTHER tie.  

Get involved!  Donate today to line up an incredible gift for your dad or mentor.  Tweet, post, text, update, download - involve your people.  Use #dontbuythetie and link your people to, to get them involved in this once-a-year, change a life campaign.


Your dad/Mentor still gets an awesome gift for Father's Day, but now the gift has lasting impact.  You select a monthly donation amount that helps The Mentoring Project recruit, train, match and resource mentors for fatherless kids.  BOOM!  Someone's life has changed.  Now, let's figure out what great gift goes to Dad...

Click the DONATE NOW button and start selecting gifts.  For $10/month, you can send your Dad/Mentor Josh Garrels' new album HOME, Propaganda's incredible album CRIMSON CORD, or a bag of award-winning Tanager Coffee Roasters - Whole Bean Coffee.

For $25/month, You can select Lauren & Tony Dungy's book UNCOMMON MARRIAGE, Bob Goff's book LOVE DOES, Donald Miller's book SCARY CLOSE (autographed!), John Perkins' book LET JUSTICE ROLL DOWN (autographed!), John Sowers' book THE HEROIC PATH(autographed!) or Jamie Tworkowski's book IF YOU FEEL TOO MUCH (autographed!).

Whatever gift you choose, you will include a personal note telling your Dad/Mentor that their gift is changing the life of a deserving kid - someone who needs a champion in their life.  Let's get this gift on it's way ...

Don't Buy the Tie 2015 campaign created by Vernon Deas for  GRPFLY

Don't Buy the Tie 2015 campaign created by Vernon Deas for GRPFLY