Knockaround Class Acts

Buy a pair of Nacho-inspired sunglasses designed by 5th-grader Vanessa, and help fund art education!
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Knockaround Sunglasses
Fashion
San Diego, California
United States
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Buy a pair of Nacho-inspired sunglasses designed by 5th-grader Vanessa, and help fund art education at some much deserving elementary schools. 


Knockaround is a sunglasses company based in San Diego, California.  We've been around since 2005.  Through the years we've worked with some amazing people and some amazing brands.  We've been featured on notable websites like InStyle.com and Hypebeast.com.  We've been mentioned in periodicals like Complex and GQ.  Celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Natalie Portman, and Ashton Kutcher wear our sunglasses.


This year, we decided to launch a new charitable program called Knockaround Class Acts.

Knockaround Class Acts aims to donate money, resources, and art supplies to local, underfunded elementary schools.

Art is a crucial part of companies like Knockaround and plays a significant role in our daily surroundings.  But unfortunately, we’re seeing funds, resources, and classes for art education in public schools rapidly disappear from the national landscape. That is why it is so important for us to do what we can and show young students the artistic career opportunities available to them in the future.


The winning design.

With the help of ArtReach, our partnering non-profit organization, we visited three local San Diego elementary schools, and collected designs from over 250 fourth and fifth graders.  After much deliberation (there were lots of really great designs), we decided we couldn't pass up 5th grader Vanessa's Nacho design.  Great job, Vanessa!



Buy a Pair!  Here is who you'll be helping.

100% of the proceeds from this campaign will be donated.

Each of the three elementary schools that submitted designs will be awarded 15% of the funds to pay for new art supplies and art lessons.  A $1000 educational scholarship will be awarded to Vanessa for her outstanding design.  And the remaining money we raise will be donated to ArtReach, our partnering non-profit organization, which facilitates visual art education in underfunded elementary schools around San Diego.  Read more about ArtReach here.  


Trust Us.  We've done this before. 

Working with young designers is not a new idea to Knockaround. In 2012, Knockaround held a design contest at a local elementary school. The 5th and 6th grade students designed their own pair of sunglasses and the Knockaround team selected a single pair to put into production.

Amongst the designs was a standout pair of "Shark Attack" glasses created by 6th grader Sebastian. The Shark Attack sunglasses were produced in a limited edition of 200 pairs, and all 200 pairs sold out in under an hour. $5 from every pair sold contributed to a $1,000 donation of new art supplies for Sebastian’s school.

Based on the success of the Shark Attacks, we knew we had to expand this program. 


The details.

Once the campaign is complete, Knockaround will produce the winning Nacho sunglasses and ship them directly to everyone that supported the cause on Indiegogo.com

We expect the Nacho sunglasses, and all of the other rewards, to ship by late Spring 2014... so everyone that contributes will have their sunglasses in time for summer!  

As an extra special reward, if you donate at the $100 level or above, we'll include a re-issued pair of the famous Shark Attack sunglasses from 2012.


International Donations

Unfortunately, we are unable to ship perks internationally, however, international contributors can still donate to our campaign.


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Limited Perks

Throughout the campaign we will be adding limited offer perks. Like Knockaround, many of our collaborating partners have an affinity for art. A few of them have helped us create special donation perks which include past Limited Edition sunglasses: 


1985 Chicago Bears-inspired Limited Edition Streaker Sports Shuffle Fort Knocks, presented by Streaker Sports. 15 available.


Throwback San Diego Padres-inspired Limited Edition Bring Back the Brown II Fort Knocks, presented by Product Etcetera. 5 available. 


Golden Gate Bridge-inspired Limited Edition Benny Gold "1937" Fort Knocks, presented by Benny Gold. 5 available. 


Aloha State-inspired Limited Edition Pow Wow Fort Knocks, presented by Jasper Wong, Founder of Pow! Wow! Hawai'i. 5 available. 



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$20,463USD
raised by 259 people in 1 month
58% funded
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$35,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 30, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $35USD
    Plain Nachos

    By donating $35 you will receive a Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses set. The set includes one pair of Nacho sunglasses, a custom case, a hand-numbered edition card, and small Nacho souvenir (TBD)!

    95 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $35USD
    Black Friday!

    By donating $35 on Black Friday (November 29th), you will receive one Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses set, AND a pair of Black / Sunset Premiums.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $60USD
    Double Order of Nachos

    By donating $60 you will receive two Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses sets!

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $100USD
    Spicy Nachos

    By donating $100 you will receive two Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses sets and a re-issued Limited Edition Shark Attack sunglasses set!

    101 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $150USD
    Limited Offer! Streaker Sports

    By donating $150 you will receive one Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses set, one re-issued Limited Edition Shark Attack sunglasses set, and one artist proof, Chicago Bears inspired, Limited Edition Streaker Sports Fort Knocks set. Only 15 available!

    9 out of 15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    Limited! Bring Back the Brown

    By donating $150 you will receive one Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses set, one re-issued Limited Edition Shark Attack sunglasses set, and one artist proof, throwback San Diego Padres inspired, Limited Edition Bring Back the Brown II Fort Knocks set. Only 5 available!

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    Limited! Benny Gold "1937"

    By donating $150 you will receive one Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses set, one re-issued Limited Edition Shark Attack sunglasses set, and one artist proof, Golden Gate Bridge-inspired Limited Edition Benny Gold "1937" Fort Knocks set. Only 5 available!

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    Limited! Pow Wow Hawai'i

    By donating $150 you will receive one Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses set, one re-issued Limited Edition Shark Attack sunglasses set, and one artist proof Limited Edition Pow Wow Fort Knocks set. Only 5 available!

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $350USD
    Nachos Supreme

    By donating $350 you will receive one Limited Edition Nacho sunglasses set, one re-issued Limited Edition Shark Attack sunglasses set, and a Paint Bucket (28 pairs of sunglasses in assorted colors, packed conveniently in a paint can)!

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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