I’m a little late to the game when it comes to posting about relief efforts for Haiti, but fortunately, it’s been well covered at many sites in the Shirt-O-Sphere. How about this great list that Coty Gonzales posted a few days ago.
As I was looking around for what was being offered, I noticed 2 things:
1) Many of the shirts seemed to value speed over style. (Not a bad thing since it’s best to get aid to the region as fast as possible.)
2) Most of the shirts were designed to be billboards for further aid. That’s great for getting relief to help Haiti, but it doesn’t give much flexibility if you want to mix fashion with your philanthropy. I know it sounds like a vanity issue, but the more you can accessorize an item, then more you will wear it, and the more you will get the message out.
So what were the results of my search?
I found a collection of shirts that provide a range of syles, yet have the same message – ALL proceeds/profits from the sale of the shirts are earmarked for Haiti relief. There’s nothing wrong with sites that are donating a portion of the proceeds, but I felt it would be good to do a list of sites that were giving all of it to charity.
Take the list for a spin, and if you’re inspired at all to add a shirt to your wardrobe, hit the link and pick one up today.
Kid Dangerous: Help Haiti
Sales of this shirt will benefit One Dome At A Time and will help them provide immediate needs. (blankets, water, food, medicine, etc.)
$35 + shipping at Kid Dangerous
UNDRCRWN: Assist Haiti
Until Jan 27th, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this shirt and 5% of sales sitewide will be donated to Yele Haiti.
$20 + shipping at UNDRCRWN
Aaron Ivey: Help Haiti T
$25 + shipping at Aaron Ivey
HelpEndLocalPoverty: Hope For Haiti
$25 + shipping at HelpEndLocalPoverty
Hozell: Hozell For Haiti
$20 + shipping at Hozell
Who Are Ya?: Haiti
This design is an homage to the Haiti National team (futbol) and proceeds will benefit UNICEF.
$17.99 + shipping at Who Are ya? Designs
Bungie: Be A Hero
Creators of the Halo game series, all profits will be directly donated to relief organizations on the ground in Haiti.
$19.99 + shipping at Bungie
Everlast: Andre Berto Haiti Relief Tee
$20 + shipping at Everlast
Timberland: Earthkeepers™ Yéle Haiti Wings
$35 + shipping at Timberland
Heroics Clothing: Save Haiti
Available in styles for men and Women and the most fashion forward of all of the relief shirts I have seen. Designed by artist, Devon Almarinez, proceeds from the sale of this design will benefit the Red Cross.
$17.99 + shipping at Heroics Clothing
It’s great to see how the Shirt-O-Sphere can mobilize to help generate support in a time of need. It may just be a shirt, but to those in need, it is a chance at survival.
For other ways to send relief to Haiti, check out the donate to Haiti page at Google.