You may have noticed a new tee on our site with a little price tag of $300,000. World’s most expensive tee? Maybe. But it’s also a tee with the greatest super powers in the world. It can save lives, really!
The Cargo Flight for UNICEF and the 11 other Good Shirts we’re selling represent aid that UNICEF is delivering in the Horn of Africa. Put $18.57 towards a Mosquito Net tee, $73.13 towards a Therapeutic Food tee, or $75,000 towards a Corn Soy Blend tee, and we’ll donate exactly that amount to U.S. Fund for UNICEF. They’ll then use that money to support support life-saving relief efforts for children in the Horn of Africa.
Why there? The Horn of Africa is experiencing a humanitarian crisis. More than 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, including 4 million children. Hundreds of thousands of children are at imminent risk of death in parts of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, where millions of people are affected by the worst drought to hit the region in decades.
Christine and Justin Gignac are the artists who designed the tees. In July 2007, they started WantsForSale.com, a site where they sold paintings of things they wanted, at the cost of the actual item. They then took their project a step further and launched NeedsForSale.com. The site follows the same structure as Wants, but all the proceeds go to charity. Through the sale of paintings and limited edition prints, Needs For Sale has raised more than $7,000 for various causes. Now, they’re using the same concept to help the U.S. Fund for UNICEF make an even bigger impact on the lives of children in the Horn of Africa. If you’d like to help too, head over and grab a Good Shirt!