In the days following the marathon bombing, The One Fund Boston was set up to collect donations and channel funds for victims and their families. Today, Mayor Tom Menino annoucned that within a week, the fund raised more than $20 million from 50,000 donors and is continuing to collect donations from near and far. We’ve had countless inquires on how to help, so we decided to round up some unique ways to both donate and show your Boston pride. Here are 11 places selling awesome t-shirts and other apparel that go to supporting marathon victims.
Life is good released its “Boston Love Tee” this week, in which 100 percent of the proceeds will go to The One Fund. The shirts cost $26.20 and are available in stores and online while supplies last.
Portland, Maine residents Tyler Lamoureux and Ashley Stuart are showing their support for the Hub with this Boston Strong shirt that reads “Wrong City to Mess With.” It retails for $23.99, and benefits The One Fund.
Memory on Hand’s founder Andrew Kitzenberg live-tweeted the Watertown shootout on Friday from his bedroom window. To honor the victims, his company has created an 8GB “Boston Strong” wristband, in which all proceeds will go to benefit The One Fund.
Barstool Sports has taken Governor Deval Patrick’s quote – “Massachusetts invented America” – and printed it on t-shirts and tanks to raise money for victims (although they have yet to designate a charity). There are also shirts that say “Boston Strong” and, in the words of Big Papi, “This is our f*cking city.”
Local design firm Crtl Alt Design created this line of “Boston Love” tees, showing the city skyline on top of a heart. They cost $18 each and go to benefit The One Fund.
Inphantry, another design firm, has created these “Heal Boston” shirts, available for $20. Proceeds go to The One Fund.
These $18 “Stay Strong Boston” tees are donating 100 precent of the proceeds to The One Fund.
Aaron Bouvier and Hairpin Communications created the “One Heart Boston” line featuring a t-shirt, tote bag and print. Unfortunately, the tote and the print are sold out, but you can still purchase a t-shirt for $30. All proceeds go to The One Fund.
As the official sponsor of the Boston Marathon, adidas created a line of tribute tees that says “Boston stands as one.” They cost $26.20 and 100 percent of the profits will be donated to The One Fund.
Know of more Boston gear that goes to support marathon bombing victims? Please share in the comments!