This great idea came about from a similar effort made after Hurricane Katrina. Ross Zietz, the Threadless employee pictured above from Louisiana, decided he wanted to do something to help after Katrina destroyed New Orleans. He brought the idea to Threadless, then they created a shirt and donated all proceeds to the Red Cross to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. After watching the earthquake’s devastating aftermath, Ross decided a similar effort was in order to help the people of Haiti.
Here is an excerpt from Threadless.com about raising the $100,000 for Haiti:
“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!”
The Greater Chicago Red Cross thinks Threadless is just the coolest! Visit Threadless.com to purchase a t-shirt, or donate directly to the Red Cross at chicagoredcross.org.