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American Red Cross and Threadless To Release T-Shirt Line Honoring 125 Years Of Hope, Humanity And Compassion


Friday, May 19, 2006

Three winning tees from hundreds of submissions will be available Monday

WASHINGTON, — On Monday, May 22, in honor of 125 years of hope, humanity and compassion, the American Red Cross will release a commemorative t-shirt line jointly with

These three t-shirts are the culmination of an interactive, online competition on where devoted community members designed over 230 possible t-shirts based on the themes of “hope, humanity and compassion.” The t-shirt release aligns with the organization’s 125th birthday of May 21, 2006.

* WHAT: Commemorative t-shirt line honoring 125 years of hope, humanity and compassion
* WHEN: May 22, 2006
* WHERE: and
* COST: will donate $5 from the sale of each t-shirt to the American Red Cross. The shirts will retail for $15 (male) and $17 (female)

Threadless is an ongoing tee shirt design competition. Four to six designs are chosen every week from 600+ submissions to be printed and sold from the site with the winning designers receiving $2,000 in cash and prizes! The project was started in January of 2000 by two Chicago area designers, Jake Nickell and Jacob DeHart. Since then, over 450 winning designs have been chosen for print from more than 60,000 submissions. The Threadless community is thriving with over 300,000 users signed up to score designs and an average of 3,000 more signing up every week!

The American Red Cross has helped people mobilize to help their neighbors for 125 years. Last year, victims of a record 72,883 disasters, most of them fires, turned to the nearly 1 million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross for help and hope. Through more than 800 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people each year gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world. Almost 4 million people give blood—the gift of life—through the Red Cross, making it the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. The Red Cross helps thousands of U.S. service members separated from their families by military duty stay connected. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of more than 180 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.


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