The Tee for Haiti: Many Hands Make the Load Lighter

  • by the ThreadStaff
  • posted Jan 19, 2010

"Men anpil chay pa lou"
(Translation: "Many Hands Make the Load Lighter")

UPDATED UPDATE: We've reached a big milestone in this story and we just wanna keep all you guys updated. We're all standing here with our first big milestone for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund - our donation of $100,000. We think it's kind of a big deal, and we wanna keep making the deal bigger. We're not gonna stop donating until you guys stop contributing by buying a "Many Hands..." tee. So get yours if you haven't already, there are still plenty of folks who need help. And thanks to everyone who has bought a tee so far - you're just the coolest!

UPDATE: As of Jan. 25th, 7,000 tees have been ordered, generating $70,000 for the people of Haiti. We're lifting our maximum donation cap and are planning to print as many as 15,000 more tees, including KIDS sizes. Thanks for your support and please continue to spread the word!

We and some friends of ours have come together to support sending relief to Haiti. We’re donating 100% of proceeds of the sale of "Many Hands Make the Load Lighter" to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund (up to $100,000).

We reached out to Haiti's neighbors and asked two of our designers from the Dominican Republic to design this tee, Thomas De Santis and Ivan Tarrazo Sanchez. They’ve declined their printing award and are instead giving it to the Red Cross. Shirts Our Business, one of our printers, has donated their printing time and ink. And everyone here has been rallying to get this tee out to retain focus on the relief effort. We hope you too, will send this along to your friends and fams to show your support!

Thomas and Ivan gave us their thoughts:

Thomas says, “Our inspiration (for the tee was) the amazing Haitian street art. It provides a true sense of daily life and community through the use of gorgeous colors.”

Ivan adds, “We hope that with the money raised with the tee we raise awareness as to the importance, not only of immediate assistance, but of the creation of the infrastructure needed to respond in similar crises.”

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hogboy profile pic Alumni

Nice work!

WanderingBert profile pic Alumni

Awesome! Great design guys, and so awesome of all parties to give their time and abilities for the cause.

celandinestern profile pic Alumni

amazing stuff!!!! I was just looking at this wondering where it came from :D warms my heart!!!!

reags profile pic Alumni

Great work

B 7
B 7 profile pic Alumni

that is awesome

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dschwen profile pic Alumni

Great cause, thanks for doing this threadless!

northerlywind profile pic Alumni

I wish it was on red. D:

olie! profile pic Alumni

This is really cool of you guys :)

Ivantobealone profile pic Alumni

Thank you guys! Montro and I are very happy to contribute to this cause and thank you, Threadless, for coming up with this wonderful idea.


That's an amazing set-up. Great work, guys.

band-it profile pic Alumni

stand up dudes!

Montro profile pic Alumni

Thank you for the kind words everyone! This is a cause that is very close to our hearts. Please spread the word and link this tee to everyone you know!


Threadspot a Haitian dood wearing this tee for a special prize.
Great job from all involved


Woot! Thanks Ivan & Thomas!


You guys are such jolly good fellows! hip hip hooray's all around.


Thank you for your contribution to the relief effort!

bengineer profile pic Alumni

you guys are the best!


I just ordered mine :)

Monkey X
Monkey X profile pic Alumni

.......and I was making an universal charity/relief tee for the threadless2k10 comp

good looks threadless!


Aww, I love Threadless & it's awesome community!

andyg profile pic Alumni

It's great that you're doing this, Threadless!


Awesome! Threadless is the best community ! !

rbthatcher profile pic Alumni

Good for you guys!


great work and the main- Idea

kennybanzai profile pic Alumni

Wow! That is awesome.

the110 profile pic Alumni

wonderful job!!

CazKing profile pic Alumni

what an awesome idea threadless! And well done Ivan & Thomas for donating your prize money and time for this great cause!


You guys are wonderful

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