Can a t shirt cause change?
The people in the Horn of Africa are in crisis. NPR reported that “30 percent of children [are] acutely malnourished and 4 in every 10,000 [are] dying each day.” That is an incredibly large number of people dying because they lack in food, water and medical care.
What you see in the image above is a financial breakdown of the project I launched on Monday. When averaged out between the total amount of shirts being sold (50 or 100) approximately 70% of your purchase will go towards funding World Vision’s efforts to bring relief and hope back to the Horn of Africa.
And in case you’re wondering what “Cost of Production” stands for, it is simply the amount it will cost to have the shirts printed and shipped by the awesome Terminus Tees.
I read this quote not long after I found out about the famine and it really hit home for me:
Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine. - Adam Schiff
Africa is a nation that has suffered from poverty, disease, war, and hunger for years. It’s not something we haven’t seen before. But have we become so used to the idea of Africa suffering that we are numb to their cries for help?
Can a t shirt cause change? If we come together and raise awareness, I think it can.