Almost a year ago, the tragic events of the 2013 Boston Marathon sparked an outpouring of strength, helping hands and fundraising.
One such fundraising effort was undertaken by three Emerson College students in Boston who didn’t want to just stand by but contribute to the recovery of those affected by the bombings. As the smoke settled from the havoc, Nick Reynolds, Chris Dobens and Lane Brenner found Ink to the People and designed a blue t-shirt with the words “Boston Strong” in yellow across the front. They hoped to sell a few shirts to friends and donate the proceeds to whatever fund would be supporting the victims. You can read about the next few whirlwind days, here.
The One Fund was founded to do just that - help the victims of the bombings to support them financially immediately following that fateful day, and long term - for those that have had to make lifestyle changes from loss of limb or other injuries.
Fast forward to today - just a few short weeks from the 2014 Boston Marathon and the Boston Strong t-shirt and fundraising efforts have raised nearly $1 Million for The One Fund!
Even though the Boston Strong t-shirt is still available, you can support The One Fund with a t-shirt design of your own. On top of the funds you raise, Ink to the People will donate an additional 5% of sales to the One Fund. Ready, get set, go!
Wear it on marathon day, whether you’re running, cheering on runners or watching from home.
Thank you for helping us support this great cause!