T-shirt makers bring hope

Launched in March 2009 during some of the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, Bring the Hope founders Mike Marker and Jeremy Chastain had one goal in mind: to bring a little optimism to the world.

And they’re doing it one slogan at a time — thanks to their Fortville-based T-shirt company. Using their professional skills, Marker (a public affairs consultant) and Chastain (a screen printer) create words of hope, which they print onto shirts sold to support various causes and organizations, including KidsFirst Foundation, Folds of Honor Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Chastain, 41, recently was busy screen-printing T-shirts that would benefit victims of the earthquake in Haiti — with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Caribbean country.

Source : [Extract from T-shirt makers look to bring a little optimism By Jenny Elig, Indystar.com]
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