Monday, August 21, 2006

Charity Tees | by Jay

Melissa Richter, the organizer of last year's Red Cross T-shirt, has pulled together another T-shirt effort to benefit Hannah & Friends (the Weis family's charity) and The Women's Center. Here's Melissa with the details.

Thanks to the support of many of you, we were able to contribute all proceeds -- $457 dollars to Toys 4 Tots and $1088 to the American Red Cross (Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund) -- from the sales of last year’s shirt.

Since we like to support various charities that don’t always receive nationwide attention, we have chosen this year to donate all proceeds to two charities (thanks to the feedback from several Irish fans). The first is a national charity that you are probably familiar with, Hannah & Friends. For those of you who are unaware, this charity was developed by Charlie and Maura Weis to improve the quality of life for children and adults with special needs. The second is a local Wisconsin charity, The Women Center, which supports and shelters battered women and their children.
  • The shirts are navy blue in color with white font (an inverse of the logo you see to the right; click for a larger version)
  • The brand of shirt is Gildan
  • There are adult sizes (S to XL) and youth sizes (XS to L). The Gildan brand tends to run slightly large.
The shirts are $15 (same as last year) and will be sent via FedEx at the end of August. Shipping will be $7 (no matter how many shirts you order) and this includes insurance and delivery. A tracking number will be sent to your email address as well. Similar to last year, the shirts will be shipped out of Wisconsin. I'll be keeping the order open for the next few weeks so we can get as many Irish fans as possible to wear these shirts and Hannah & Friends. You will receive a “donation of thanks” card with your purchase.

You can pay for these shirts via PayPal (which is owned by Ebay and is a secure payment center) or you can send a check to my home address…whatever is more convenient for you. Either way, if you are interested please send me an email to with the following information and I will send you an invoice:
  • Number of Shirts w/ Sizes
  • How would you like to pay (paypal or check)
  • Shipping Address
So if you're looking for another T-shirt to add to the wardrobe this fall, please consider this worthy cause.