A few years ago I filmed a little commercial for this incredible t-shirt company. Their mission is clearly stated in their 5 easy steps, but it’s worth mentioning that the people involved are just as wonderful as their message. I got a free t-shirt for my work and I have worn it proudly ever since.
The company is the brain child of Jeff Woodrow. An inspiring man from Toronto who quit his day job to focus on making the world a better place one t-shirt at a time. The idea is so simple and brilliant, yet an idea is only worthwhile if you get up and do something about it. Jeff now spends his days drawing the faces you see on every t-shirt which come from the thousands of submissions he receives worldwide.
While I was on tour last year I was lucky enough to get to spend some time in the beautiful city of New Orleans. I had never been there before and I was immediately struck by how magical the city was. Our group stayed in the new downtown area, and to get to our theatre we got to walk through the popular French Quarter every day. The architecture, the people, the FOOD, the history…I felt at home and secure there.
I knew what had happened in the 9th Ward a few years before. I knew those people did not have a home and they certainly didn’t feel secure there anymore. I realized I was living in the safe bubble of my group and the French Quarter. So, with a few friends from the cast we decided to go visit the neighbourhood that was hit the hardest during the hurricane. The 9th Ward. Continue reading →
Hey everyone, check out this T shirt I just put together with JCREW. It’s part of an ongoing series of apparel set to help raise money for various children’s charities. This one is for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to those with blood cancers live longer happier lives. The theme for the illustration was “victorious” as in “how great would it be to one day emerge victorious in our ongoing fight against cancer!” I get a lot of requests from people wanting rad shirts these days for their kids so for all of you – please please please buy this for your little ones and spread the link around to help support a great cause!
I have been thinking about this organization since I started my blog. It was on my top ten list of things I wanted to talk about. Of organizations I wanted to support…and wanted everyone else to know about!
This company is based out of Kansas City and I discovered it in a little boutique store in the Power And Light District during a recent trip there. I initially was drawn to the great t-shirt designs and the hilariously amazing logo. I fell in love and had to buy a t-shirt! I am a t-shirt junky! Once I started looking for the perfect shirt I realized that this clothing company also had a charitable heart. Even better! With the purchase of every shirt the company gives a shirt to a person in need around the world. Attached to the shirt I bought (a classic grey v-neck with the Effin logo!), there was a great leather bracelet as a reminder of the donation I was about to make. I still wear it all the time.
Effin Gear is able to do this by partnering with a great organization called Fashion Delivers! Please check them out here. Also, you can look as cool as me by purchasing some Effin Gear here!