Same Day Tees Designs, Donates 500 T-Shirts Honoring Local Workers
Supplier Same Day Tees (PPAI 500521, S1) in Frankfort, Illinois, is printing and donating 500 t-shirts in support of local first responders, emergency services and other workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The shirts feature an original design from Pete Bolsoni, company president, and the slogan “We Love the Helpers.” For larger groups—police, firefighters and EMTs—the name of that group will replace “Helpers.” On the back of the shirt, a quote by Fred Rogers that reads, in part, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Bolsoni will be handing out these shirts personally along with a thank-you letter to these tireless workers.
Not only will Bolsoni be giving tees to the local fire, police, and emergency services departments, but also to area hospital staff, grocery store workers, UPS and Amazon delivery drivers, and Instacart, Grubhub, DoorDash, Uber drivers.
“Basically, I want these to go to anyone I can think of fighting the fight for us locally,” says Bolsoni.
Bolsini adds, “Like everybody else, I was thinking how I could show my appreciation to the folks who are out there helping while putting their lives at risk. So, I started to design a t-shirt, but I knew that it had to be special. Whatever I did needed to be the best artistic and meaningful shirt I ever did in my career. I think I have.”
With creative assistance from Lon Winters of Graphic Elephants, these all-cotton, short-sleeve tees are made in the USA in sizes small to 4XL. They also will be available on the Same Day Tees website, SameDayTees.com.
Bolsoni will also begin shipping shirts soon to 15 hospitals, police, fire and emergency services centers with a personal thank-you note.
“The really fun part will be when I randomly hand out tees to the helpers at grocery stores, post offices, delivery drivers,” Bolsoni says. “And I’ll be doing that from the right social distance.”