Buy One Give One

Giving back, one small group at a time.

Revolution FistFor some time now I’ve tried to come up with a way to keep my presses rolling and yet give back something to the world. I’ve always admired the TOMS shoe company for the inspiring way they give a pair of shoes away for every pair sold, so I thought, “Can I do that with T-shirts?” I mean, the three basic needs everyone has to have are FOOD, CLOTHING, and SHELTER, right? I’m not a builder, I’m not a farmer, I’m a T-shirt decorator, so I think I’ve found a way to give T-shirts with a message on them to those in need. With your help, here’s our attempt! If you or your group can buy 100 white shirts with up to 4 colors on one side from me for $8.00 each, I’ll actually make 200 shirts all exactly alike, and send you the first 100, but the second 100 will go to a group of individuals somewhere in the world who are in desperate need of clothing.

Let’s face it—if you’re already buying T-shirts for your group, wouldn’t you like it to MEAN SOMETHING too? For $800 we will make you 100 shirts with up to 4 colors on one side AND send the same thing to a group of people somewhere in the world who NEED that clothing. That’s right! I’ll do what it takes to get those extra shirts in the hands of some group in need of those garments, but your message will be on those shirts. Think about it; even if you only need some shirts for your club, bowling league, or business, you could be giving back to those in need by simply choosing to print on a white T-shirt instead.

Those in need of clothing won’t mind one bit if those shirts say “Joe’s Crab Shack” or “We love you and are praying for you!” If you can design a message of up to 4 colors you want to put on the front of a good quality 6.1 oz cotton T-shirt, and you can either sell them to raise the money or simply buy them from us on your own, we will make sure an equal number of those shirts get delivered by hand to those in need. If you are a church and are supporting a mission somewhere in the world that fits this need, call me! If you’re a small group and want to start a “Gear4God” project like this, call me! Lastly, posted with this article is a design one of my young and talented artists created. “ReLOVEution”.

I love this design. It references John 13:34-35 (34 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.) You don’t have to be a Christian to agree with this idea, but either way I know that we can help in clothing someone in need if we work together, and we can have fun doing it! So for those of you who would like to help but may not be able to start a Project on your own, call us and buy one or more of these shirts.

The shirts will be available for pickup at our location or mailed to you as you choose, and the giveaways will be delivered to Romania by Andy Baker who will be returning there to an ongoing mission where he helps a small impoverished community. He has promised to return photos of the recipients as soon as they are distributed there! (More details to come.)