Fluttering Frequently Asked Questions

 

Fluttering PictureJLK has made a forever “heart-print” on us, and we are honored to be part of the Fluttering family  in her name. It was bittersweet spreading the glitter and raising funds for Unravel – so much fun, yet so not fair. We will continue to be a part of the movement … until there’s a cure. – Melissa S

General Fluttering Questions

Flutter Kit Questions

Fundraising Page Questions

Fluttering in Action Questions

When will kits ship?

Kits have shipped!

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Can I make my own kit?

For consistency, we prefer that you only flutter with an official Unravel Fluttering Kit.  If you were unable to purchase a September kit this year, we are offering October Fluttering kits for those unable to join in September Fluttering.

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Are you offering booster kits this year?

Yes! We are offering two types of booster kits this year:  Paperwork only and paperwork with 6 replacement dragonflies.

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I work in an office and would love to Flutter my co-workers.  Do you have any kits for that?

Yes we do! New for this year is an office Fluttering kit! It’s a potted Fluttering kit that is the perfect way to Flutter your co-workers.

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Where do I go to sign up for my fundraising page?

You can sign up here.

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I didn’t receive the e-mail about fluttering.

Make sure to check your Promotions, Social, or Spam folders.  If you still don’t see the e-mail, head on over to our Flutterer Resources page.  This page contains the content of the e-mail we sent.

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What do I do with the quarter sheet of paper about Fluttering in October?

Please include one of these fliers in the large envelope with the other paperwork each night of Fluttering.

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What do I do with the “Donation Forms?”

Please send back with your checks and the “Keep the Fluttering Going” forms you collect from each house by October 5th.

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What do I do with the “Keep the Fluttering Going” Forms?

Please keep these from each house you Flutter! Please send them back to us along with the checks and donation form by October 5th.

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I didn’t get a FAQ sheet with my kit?

We wanted to save a few trees and decided to keep our FAQ page electronic this year.  Please keep checking back for the most current information regarding Fluttering.

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I still have my kit from 2016.  What can I do with this kit?

Great question! Feel free to use your dragonflies from last year’s kit as another way to spread awareness.  Leave one behind at a special supporter’s house or put them in your yard to spread awareness all year long. Or use it with our booster paperwork!

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Are the kits tax deductible?

Unfortunately, since the cost you pay for the kit does not cover the full cost Unravel pays for the kit, the kits themselves are not tax deductible.

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Who should I Flutter?

Focus on Fluttering people that you think may not know the facts about pediatric cancer. Reach out to friends, family, neighbors, local businesses and other people who may not be aware of the grim realities associated with pediatric cancer research and funding. Let’s spread the glitter far and wide!

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DeniseFlutteringMy “mini glitter squad” made me one proud mama, each and every step of the way. Fluttering was not only an honor, but a gift. – Denise G.

I would like to Flutter, but don’t know if I know enough people in my area.

That is one of the great things about Fluttering!  You only need to select the first house to Flutter, and then they will take it from there.  For a donation to Unravel, each person/family you Flutter chooses a new home to Flutter, so you just Flutter the next address you are given.  It’s also a great way to meet your neighbors!

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Do I have to Flutter at night?

No. Flutter at whatever time works for you! Just please try to be consistent so families can enjoy their dragonflies for approximately 24 hours.

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Is the person or family I Fluttered responsible for moving the dragonflies to the next home?

No, you are the Flutterer! You are responsible for picking up and moving the dragonflies to the next home requested by the previous person or family you Flutter (or as you choose in the event another home was not suggested).

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What do I put on the “You’ve been Fluttered by” line?

On the line, “You’ve been Fluttered by your friends, “put the name of the person/family that requested the fluttering. On the line, “along with the help from Unravel’s official Flutterer,” please put your name.

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Should I notify the Fluttered family that they should expect to find the dragonfly display in their yard?

If you feel it is necessary, text the Fluttered family with a teaser like, “I’m sending you something very special” so that when they see the dragonflies, they may associate them with you, and feel free to keep in touch in whatever ways make the dragonflies a happy experience between friends, for a great cause.

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Where do I leave the large envelope and clip that has the paperwork inside?

Please leave the clipped envelope on the front porch of the Fluttered home or as near to the front door as possible. Please do not clip the paperwork to the sign as it may be overlooked, fall off, get hit by sprinklers, blow away or be stolen.

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I have a long distance request for Fluttering. What do I do?

Please make contact with family requesting the Fluttering. Let them know that you are unable to Flutter that address and would they like to change to a person or family more local. You may also post to the Facebook Fluttering group asking if someone is Fluttering in their area.

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Boo! My envelope got wet. What do I do?

We’ve included a second envelope for exactly this scenario! If the second is also destroyed, please use a large envelope as close to the original as possible.

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I have received a lot of checks. Can I add them to my fundraising page?

New for 2017!  You can enter the checks on your fundraising page!  Stay tuned for instructions.

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I received a cash donation.  What should I do with the cash?

You can enter the cash donation on your fundraising page! When you mail the checks to Unravel, please do not mail the cash.  Instead, please convert to cash using the following guidelines:

Under $250 – you can write a personal check
Over $250 – please send in a cashier’s check for the donation

 

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Of course! They can donate through your fundraising page or send a check made out to Unravel. Send to Unravel, P.O. Box 2206, Gilroy, CA 95021. Please note “Fluttering” on the memo line.

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Is there a “We’ve Been Fluttered” sign I can leave at the Fluttered house?

Yes, please visit the Fluttering Downloads section of the website or email fluttering@unravelpediatriccancer.org with further questions.

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I would like to leave a thank-you note to the people who make donations. Is there one available?

Yes, please visit the Fluttering Downloads section of the website or email fluttering@unravelpediatriccancer.org with further questions.

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What do I do on September 30th, the last day of Fluttering?

Please include the printable note (link coming soon!) with the envelope delivered to the last home you Flutter to let them know they are the last home and you hope they will participate in Fluttering next year.  Please encourage the person or family to make a donation, but we will not be able to pass along the Fluttering. You may email fluttering@unravelpediatriccancer.org with additional questions.

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Where did the funds go from the previous Fluttering Campaigns?

Funds raised through the 2015 and 2016 campaigns went to Dr. Jim Olsen, the creator of Tumor Paint, at Project Violet and towards raising awareness via Unravel Pediatric Cancer.

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Since Unravel is Fluttering in Canada this year, do any of the funds from the 2017 campaign go to a Canadian lab?

At this time, we do not have a Canadian lab selected. We fund basic research and researchers that are able and willing to collaborate with other researchers. Both of these things will impact all children fighting cancer. However, looking at donating to Canadian labs is something Unravel will investigate for future campaigns.

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