Since the birth of his brother Filippo, Guido Raponi has constantly looked for ways to help support the Fragile X and special needs communities. After attending countless charity events over the years, Guido noticed that his closet was full of fundraising t-shirts and hoodies that had been worn once and tucked away. He was eager to find clothing that could be included in his weekly outfit rotation while drawing awareness to Fragile X.

Nancy Carlson and other riders in the Heartland chapter Bike To X Out Fragile X fundraising event outside of GoodSons market in Des Moines, Iowa.

Guido Raponi with his mom and dad, and brother Filippo.

With this idea in mind, All Love Threads was born.

All Love Threads is a fashion brand that channels the love, care, and enthusiasm of the special needs community into modern clothing designs. You can be comfortable wearing All Love Threads’ Fragile X advocacy apparel every single day.  Most importantly, every All Love Threads  purchase supports a nonprofit organization of the customer’s choice and helps to employ people with disabilities.

Filippo wearing Fragile X hoodie

Guido, and co-founder Ethan Ebert-Zavos, see All Love Threads as a way to increase awareness of Fragile X and raise money for the National Fragile X Foundation in an innovative fashion. “The NFXF has provided Filippo and I with so much support over the years. And after attending my first Advocacy Day, I recognized that the NFXF impacts countless families like mine. All Love Threads is designed to give back to the NFXF and help advance the organization’s important mission.”

The National Fragile X Foundation is the default donation destination for All Love Thread’s Fragile X Awareness Collection! Check out the store at: alllovethreads.com. After purchasing a t-shirt or hoodie, select The National Fragile X Foundation as your donation destination in the after-checkout survey! 

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Kristin Bogart, Senior Director, Development and Communications

Kristin Bogart
Kristin joined the NFXF team in 2019. She has over 20 years of experience in fundraising and non-profit management, event planning, and board and volunteer development. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s in public administration. Kristin loves spending time with her two teenage sons and in the company of friends, and enjoys gardening, running, and hiking in the Santa Cruz mountains.