The Tee for Haiti: Many Hands Make the Load Lighter
"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.”