In case you missed it, 26 Shirts hit the $300,000 milestone earlier today.
When I think about HOW MUCH $300,000 actually is, and to think that that's what you have managed to donate so far, I'm speechless.
Well, not too speechless; hence, this quick blog post. :)
YOU. That's what this is all about: YOU have donated this money.
This isn't a blog post that I put together to toot Dan Gigante's and my own horn, just because we're the ones who cut a check at the end of a given shirt's run. Far from it!
This is a post to thank every customer, every contributing artist, every presenting sponsor- heck, every person who has ever shared a Facebook post or retweeted a tweet- for being a part of what has brought us to this point. Every one of YOU.
So... THANK YOU. Your generosity through your purchases, and whatever other donation you may ever happen to kick in at checkout, is making a difference in people's lives. "Changing the game," as we like to call it.
YOU have helped worthy, but underfunded, charities provide whatever special service in people's lives that only they can.
YOU have helped parents take time off of work (often unpaid) so they can spend time with their sick kid who's fighting a life-threatening illness.
YOU have helped sick adults make payments towards medical bills for treatments that they absolutely have to have, but their insurance doesn't cover.
YOU have done so much.
When you wear 26 Shirts gear, I hope you feel proud. YOU should.
YOU are a part of something that is literally affecting people's lives for the better.
Thanks for letting us be a part of it. You could order from one of any number of different sites online (or in the real world), and you choose to order from 26 Shirts. Again, thank you.
It's an honor to play a small role in what YOU are doing.