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Jelly the whale is an advocate and symbol of Gender Rights: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, and gender equality.
Melisa Im
Small Business
Berkeley, California
United States
4 Team Members

Hi Dear Funders,
My name is Melisa and I am currently a soon-to-be-senior at UC Berkeley. I care about positive change and my dream is to be a social entrepreneur.

Immensely Alive is a social venture that aims to raise charity donations from 50% of the profits. I care about both consumers and causes and my mission is to forge a relationship between them. My first product is Jelly the Rainbow Whale, but once I reach a higher level of funding I can also roll out other designs. 

Future causes include: mental health, community development projects, and breast cancer fundraising (I participated in a Relay for Life and it was a very touching experience)

My Team is pretty amazing if you ask me:


Left to Right: Scott (our PR guy), Mike (the Ballon Artist and Highlighter Model), Ben (Contributing Writer), Israel (our Researched) and Jessica (our Artistic Director)

Where is the Money Going?

The $2,000 will be spent on the manufacturing of Jelly the Whale with organic materials, the packaging, the stickers, and the posters. Any surplus product will be sold through the website or in local shops to raise more money for charity.

The upper level perks are for those who desire to be more altruistic or who desire to be part of the designing process of future products.

The Impact

Who is Jelly? Click here or here to find out!

Jelly is going to personally [whalesonally] support a youth program in the Bay Area that helps these young people get the education, support, and family/ community that they need. I am currently looking into sfcenter.org and their youth program. The contribution isn't just about the amazing program that is already in place, but it is also about making noise. My dear friend who recommended the SF LGBT Center said that the youth program is in need of marketing capital, not only of having these services but drawing people in to benefit from them.

SF LGBT Community Center

This is just one possibility, but I am open to any suggestions. I only ask that the organization or movement be in the Bay Area and that it be transparent regarding its needs and cash flow.

I Want to Do MORE, What Can I Do?

I know that it's not possible to give any amount of money sometimes but that doesn't mean you can't support the project! 

1) SHARE: Use the sharing tools provided on the campaign, follow updates on the Immensely Alive Facebook Page and tell your friends!
2) GIFT: This product is a great gift for supporters of gender rights or for young children since the plushies are organic and contain no hard components (tags can be cut off)
3) BLOG: Write your thoughts on the cause and spread awareness about gender rights issues
4) PARTICIPATE in the Art Contest!


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raised in 2 months
30% funded
No time left
$2,000 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign did not meet its $2,000USD funding goal by the deadline.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on May 26, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Shy Advocate

    THANK YOU + Listed as a contributor on the website + Digital picture of my best friend with highlighters up his nose. Note: May decline the digital picture if not curious.

    2 claimed
  • $5USD
    Informed Citizen

    Mini Infographics Poster (8.5x11 in.) OR Vinyl Laptop Sticker + Listed as a contributor on the website. (Provide a comment with your contribution as to which one you prefer)

    1 out of 250 claimed
  • $15USD
    You Jelly?

    Small Jelly Plush made in the US with organic materials ($5 off future retail) + Listed as a contributor on the website.

    4 out of 600 claimed
  • $25USD
    The Awareness Raiser

    Small Jelly Plush + Vinyl Sticker + Mini Infographics Poster + Listed as a contributor on the website.

    5 out of 250 claimed
  • $50USD
    You're Whalecome

    Large Plush + Mini Inforgraphics Poster ($10 off retail price)

    1 out of 300 claimed
  • $75USD
    The Full Package

    Small Plush + Large Plush + (2) Vinyl Sticker + Mini Infographics Poster

    0 out of 100 claimed
  • $250USD
    The Philanthropists

    (1) Free Voucher for any future Plushie for a Cause + The Full Package NOTE: If all (5) perks at this level are purchased 60% of profits will be donated instead of 50%.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $750USD
    The Visionary

    (4) Free Vouchers for any future Plushies for a Cause + Large Plush + (3) Small Plushies + Vinyl Sticker + Mini Infographics Poster + Listed as a contributor on the website.

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $3,000USD
    The Entrepreneurial Designer

    Design a product and earn profits! Donate a minimum of 10% of your profits to a charitable cause of your choosing. Your contribution will be used as seed money and your exclusive product will be sold through the Immensely Alive website. (2) Large Plushies + (2) Small Plushies + (1) Free Voucher

    0 out of 2 claimed
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