LINDEN, Mich., Mar 07, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Michigan non-profit I Give a Shirt, Inc. launched their cause apparel campaign on March 1, the countdown began to when their homeless awareness t-shirts would be gone forever. I Give a Shirt features a different limited-edition t-shirt design each month, with all proceeds supporting a different cause. In their newly-launched March campaign, the important cause they are taking on is homelessness.
"If you realized that on any given night in the United States, more than half a million people experience homelessness, would that inspire you to Give a Shirt?" asked Paul Schneider, founder and "Chief Shirt Giver" of I Give a Shirt, Inc.
I Give a Shirt has partnered with homeless shelters in select Michigan counties, including Genesee, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne, with all local purchases going to a homeless shelter in their county. Shirts that are purchased outside of these counties (that represent approximately 50 percent of the Michigan population) benefit HandUp, a non-profit who works with over 100 different partners in 23 States to help homeless service agencies and struggling individuals meet their basic needs. Learn more about HandUp at: https://handup.org/.
Schneider explains that not only does $18 of each shirt ordered go to directly support these shelters, the production of the shirts themselves help to create dignified jobs and have a lower impact on the environment. The shirts are made for a Living Wage in Haiti, which changes the pattern of exploitative manufacturing in the garment industry. Environmentally, the shirts require 70 percent less water to be produced than a conventional shirt and they each contain 6 recycled water bottles.
I Give a Shirt has built a network of awareness partners, which include retail stores, online Ambassadors, and other causes.
"These are the softest, most impactful shirt you'll ever wear," concluded Schneider, "Supporters can help impact the lives of our homeless neighbors by contributing to our March campaign, or choose to become a subscriber and experience the gift of giving back to an exciting cause each month."
More information: https://giveashirtshop.org.
About I Give a Shirt:
I Give a Shirt is a monthly movement that increases awareness for worthy causes and empowers a culture to wear their hearts on their sleeve. Each monthly campaign features a limited-edition, cause-driven shirt, with all proceeds helping fund the cause's mission. I Give a Shirt, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit. To learn more visit https://giveashirtshop.org/.
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