The window for purchasing traditional kits for 2020 is now closed.  Fluttering kits will go on sale for the 2021 season in late July, 2021! 

In-person, traditional fluttering has been an annual event every September since 2014! A set of 12 dragonflies travels from one person's yard to another each day – or for as many days as you choose to – throughout the month of September.

Traditional Fluttering

Each person you Flutter gets the joy of a yard full of dragonflies for a day

 — with the option to pick who they want to Flutter next by making a donation to Unravel. You (the owner of the kit) pick up the dragonflies & packet to be moved to the next home selected.

Buy a Fluttering Kit here. You can expect to receive your 12 dragonflies, yard sign & a packet of forms inside your fluttering box. Kits will arrive the last week of August.

 Many of our Flutterers choose to share kits with a friend or family member.

step 1

Create Your Fundraising Page here. This is where you can keep track of all of your donations & compete to see who can raise the most!

step 2

Join our Fluttering Facebook Page. This is where you can connect with our Fluttering community, ask questions, share ideas, support each other & get inspired. 

step 3

Don’t have 30 days to commit?

SHARE! Inspire donations and support from family, friends, colleagues and community via social media or word of mouth! Spread the word, Fluttering starts September 1st!

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How it Works

Below is a quick, two minute video explaining Fluttering. Also, don’t forget to check out our Fluttering Frequently Asked Questions, which might help answer any other questions you have!

buy a Kit

We're so excited to be offering a VIRTUAL Fluttering option this year! Traditional Fluttering kits will still ship mid-to-late August but this year you can choose to flutter in person or virtually (or both)!

Buy a Fluttering Kit

When will kits ship?

Kits usually ship the third-fourth week of August.  We will have them there by Sept. 1st!

Can I make my own kit?

For consistency, we prefer that you only flutter with an official Unravel Fluttering Kit.  

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.

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

In light of Covid-19, we are not offering Office Kits in 2020.  If you still want to office Flutter as your office is open, please email us for options!

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.

I have a kit from 2019, 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!

Can people just donate to the cause?

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

What's a shared kit?

A shared kit is when you split the commitment of moving dragonflies with a friend or family member.  Many of our Flutterers choose to share kits.

Where did the funds go from the previous Fluttering Campaigns?

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General questions

Funds raised through previous campaigns went to Dr. Jim Olson, who is now the Jennifer Lynn Kranz Endowed Chair at Fred Hutch. Jim and his team helped to develop tumor paint. Unravel funds always go to support pediatric cancer research and your efforts help bring attention to the need to improve treatments!

Virtual fluttering questions >

General questions

How do i get my kit?

Simply add it to your cart here (it's free) and checkout. We'll send you an email with instructions!

how often do i have to post?

We recommend you post once a week during the month of September. But if you're an overachiever, post as much as you'd like! Raising awareness is our goal.

what's included in the virtual kit?

You'll receive step-by-step instruction with pictures and captions to add to your social media accounts. We've made it super easy for you to Flutter virtually!

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virtual fluttering questions

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virtual fluttering Questions

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

You can set up your fundraising page here.

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

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

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

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

Please send a note with the name and address of the person who donated the cash so that we can send them an acknowledgement letter for their donation. On the check memo line please write: Cash Donation (Name of Donor) .

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Fundraising Page Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Flutter Kit Questions

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!

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!

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.

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).

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

If you feel it is necessary, and you know the family, 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. Feel free to keep in touch in whatever ways that make the dragonflies a happy experience between friends, for a great cause.

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

Contact the family requesting the Fluttering & let them know that you are unable to Flutter that address and would like to change to a person or family more local. They can also join via Virtual Fluttering to share with friends at a distance. You may also post to the Facebook Fluttering group asking if someone is Fluttering in their area.

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

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 with further questions.

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

Please include the “Last Day of Fluttering” sheet 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 with additional questions.

Yes! Please email us at and we'll send you a sign you can print at home.

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fluttering in action questions

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Fluttering in Action Questions