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CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

February 6th, 2009

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

CommonThreadz, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has launched a new series of t-shirts designed by orphans in Africa.

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

For each shirt sold, they are able to feed an orphan or vulnerable child for one month.
The Orphan Collection t-shirts are all limited editions, printed with eco-friendly water-based inks, and are available in women, men and kids sizes.

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

In addition to each shirt feeding an orphan in Africa for one month, each orphan artist receives clothing, a new school uniform, school supplies, a backpack, and meals for the school year. The designs in the current collection were created by orphans in Obanjenie, South Africa, where CommonThreadz is working to rebuild the primary school and feed and care for the vulnerable children in the area.

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

The fact that the orphans are participating in the process to help rebuild their lives and community is something that Zac Folk, founder of CommonThreadz, finds particularly inspiring, stating: “The Orphan Collection is a true win-win. The orphans have a great time with the art projects and receive the benefits from their creative work, while our supporters pick up a hip limited-edition t-shirt that feeds an orphan for a month.”

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

Another innovative component of the Orphan Collection is that each t-shirt includes a tag with the name of an orphan that CommonThreadz is able to feed for a month because of the purchase and a special code that allows the customer to view & interact with that child’s online profile, complete with continually updated photos, videos, and status reports.

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

As a gesture to thank their supporters, anyone who purchases a t-shirt gets their name placed on the CommonThreadz Honor Wall in Africa where they help to feed the orphans.

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

How many t-shirts in your closet are feeding malnourished children?

CommonThreadz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to help orphans and vulnerable children in Africa and other developing nations.

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

The charity also has a series of shirts with designs donated by talented artists from around the world that provide a school uniform to an orphan for each shirt sold.

CommonThreadz Unveils T-Shirts Designed by African Orphans that Help Feed Children in Need

The organization also offers volunteer trips to Africa every quarter.

1 Comment

  • ShirtFight.com

    February 6, 2009

    What a great idea! The cause is admirable and I love kids view of art… I’m definitely supporting all the way.

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