I always dig seeing retailers getting actively involved in meaning causes. Toms has expanded their One for One donation program and will now be doing the same with glasses. Very smart. Shoot us a link if you’re involved in similar activities with your shirt shop.
Ok, I’ll admit this is a seriously random one, but mulling through the archives I couldn’t pass it up. Brits and BBC listeners alike will immediately recognize Radio One DJ Fearne Cotton. She’s probably an unknown to most U.S. readers, but oh well. The Trek to Care charity tee comes from Fearne’s Machu Picchu Breast Cancer charity event earlier this year.
Last weeks Stand Up to Cancer at the Kodak Theater benefit brought out an A-List of celebs for a worthy cause. And as with all causes these days you need a good t-shirt to promote it – or in this case a bunch of shirts.
Truth be told, I’m pretty my ‘Olympiced’ out at this point, but I didn’t want to pass up posting this tee. It’s from the folks over at TakePride.com. It’s a tee about Beijing Paralympic swimmer Melissa Stockwell. Hit the jump for the full story. Portion of proceeds go toward a worthwhile charity. Check it out.
Here’s a one shirt shop with a mission. Fight animal cruelty. The atler ego of one Susan Wildes, Miss Do-Gooder is donating a percent of profits to the ASPCA. Cute character, great cause. Check em out here: www.missdogooder.com.
The closer we get to November’s election today the more politically inspired tees you’re likely to see out and about. Most of them, well, suck. Here’s a couple good alternative to the typical schtick from ThrivingInk.com. The line is called “Hope is Dope” and is done by artist AJ Dimarucot. A portion of the proceeds will also make their way to a charity.
Here’s a cool new shirt design contest to pass along. The folks at District Cotton have put together a new concept driven design contest with a cool charity tie-in. 10% of the profits will go to a charity relevant to the design theme – which will rotate. This month it’s the ultimate green machine – the bike. Hit up their blog post to learn more.
It’s always nice to see the tee design community put their creative powers to use for charity. In conjunction with the Boarding for Breast Cancer nonprofit, The Ryde has cooked up a t-shirt design contest to raise money. Submissions must be breast cancer themed and the first and second place winners receive cash and a store gift card. Check out the details here. Deadline is April 14th.
I’ll admit that when I hear about patriot, American pride t-shirts, the first thing I think of are gaudy, overdone Red, White and Blue shirts with the proverbial flag. TakePride.com has a fresh, youthful spin with a line of tees inspired by our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. They are also donating 20% of their profits to charities that assist combat veterans including the USO and Wounded Warrior Project.
Here’s a worthwhile charitable effort to check out. A good looking tee to help support the SOLD Project. You can purchase the tees at the Roman Apparel web site.
The SOLD Project is an organization that has devoted its life to spreading awareness and provoking change regarding the issue of child prostitution that exists in our world today. Roman Apparel has partnered with this incredible group of people to help raise money for the education of young orphans recently rescued from a life of sexual slavery in South East Asia.