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T-Shirt Project Aims to Raise $1 Billion for Haiti Disaster Relief

(March 2010) posted on Wed Mar 10, 2010

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The Haiti Shirt Project began organizing to produce and distribute millions of Haiti earthquake relief t-shirts (cost $15 each) on January 14, 2010, in an effort to put Americans back to work while simultaneously providing funds for helping support disaster relief to Haiti.

The Haiti Shirt Project came from the vision of Jeff Cottrell, co-owner of Screen Works, Dayton, OH. Along with his partner, Ron Witters, Cottrell patterned this project after their highly successful 9/11 program. For 9/11 relief, they raised more than $1 million in Dayton using this method and donated proceeds to the Red Cross. Out of that experience, they founded to take the successful regional program and spread their fund-raising expertise in a country-wide campaign. recently partnered with Mark Coudray to bring the program to the decorated-apparel industry. The project combines local T-shirt production—screen printing uniquely artistic, patriotic, compassionate designs—with fundraising sales. 

The Haiti Shirt Project continues to look for other organizations to help support this ambitious project aimed at collecting a total of $1 billion for assistance to Haiti. To contribute ideas, funds, printing skills, organizational knowledge, or any type of positive aid, sign up at


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