In my last post, I told you all about Teespring.com and my "Zombie Holidaze" shirt. Well, that shirt was designed to create a profit for myself. In this post, I'm presenting you with something completely different.
By now, I'm sure you're all well aware of the massive storms and tornadoes that hit Oklahoma. Watching the devastation, destruction, and loss of live on the news is heart breaking. In NJ, we went through something similar with Hurricane Sandy, but it really doesn't compare to the force Mother Nature brought to OKC. I wanted to do something to help.
Because I know how much OKC loves their Oklahoma City Thunder, I wanted to create a shirt that would represent their team, their city, their state, and their love. I wanted it to symbolize their strength and their ability to overcome this tragedy. This logo represents OKC rising, like the sun, over the city buildings. It is large, it is strong, it is proud. Together, with all of us behind them, they will "Rebuild. Restore. Rise."
The beauty of this shirt is not its design, but where the money will go. ALL... 100%.. of Proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to assist them in their relief efforts in Oklahoma!
I am not making a single penny on these shirts and that is verified by Teespring! (Teespring.com/OKCstrong)
Thanks to Kendrick Perkins of the Oklahoma City Thunder, we received over 91 Retweets and have already exceeded our goal of 50 shirts sold. While the money raised so far will do good, there is still so much more needed! If you have $18 to spare and want to wear OKC pride on your chest, this is a great way of doing so while giving back to the OK people.
So far, 128 shirts have sold and we've raise more than $1,000!! That's great, but I know we can do better. I know we can #RaiseMoore for the people of OK. Remember, since we've exceeded our goal, these shirts WILL be printed. There's no debate about it, these shirts will be produced for everybody who orders one (or 2..or 3..) so purchase without fret. Also, be well assured that Teespring has given this campaign the "Verified Donations" badge so this is a legitimate fundraiser for the Red Cross. I know it's sad that I have to reiterate that, but there are some sick people out there who would rather take advantage of this tragedy than help. I am surely not one of those people.
Let's take a break from The Holidaze, buy a shirt, and keep in mind how lucky we are to enjoy things like candy, cookies, and cereal as we remember those who have much heavier things to deal with in their lives right now. #OKCstrong