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Our friends at Booster are celebrating kids all month long with their B-Cause: Kids program, so to jump on board, we’re highlighting standout kids (or teens) of our own – all of whom recently submitted their stories to our Ink of the Week photo contest!

 

stay_goldStaying Gold

Tyler and his classmates traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, during their spring break to build homes for families in need. With them, they brought their gold, foil ink t-shirts to wear while building. They had a few extras to spare, so they gave out shirts to some of the kids for whom they were building houses (look closely and you’ll see seven-year-old, Kevin, lounging among some of the teens).

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helping_homelessFeeding the Homeless

Youth members of Jacksonville’s Believers in Christ Christian Center are “feeding bodies and restoring souls” (slogan from the back of their t-shirts). Recently, they took to the streets of downtown Jacksonville to give hygiene supplies, food, clothes, and prayers to the homeless in the community. The volunteers’ shirts were such a hit, that those who didn’t get one initially now want one!

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music_kidsProviding Dream Concerts

At just 14 years old, Addison started the nonprofit organization, The Overlooked, to provide dream concert tickets to music fans with a mental illness, physical disorder, or external life struggle. Nominations pour in from all over the country and Addison and her team work with the nominees to pair them up with a night to remember. Now in high school, Addison is dreaming bigger and hoping to expand her organization internationally so that she can help as many people as possible feel seen, known, and loved.

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B-Cause: Kids

 

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Jessie’s Ride” and “Barry’s 70” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Friends gathered in Glen Rock, PA on May 7th to join in a benefit motorcycle ride against domestic violence. The customer’s daughter, Jessie, was a victim of a violent altercation and to honor her memory, friends organized the fundraising ride to help raise money for Awareness Against Domestic Violence. The group pictured also helps out at local emergency shelters in the area to help battered women and their children.

 

As this family boarded their latest cruise, they did so with surprise birthday t-shirts tucked away in their bags. Barry, the patriarch of the family, was celebrating his 70th birthday on the cruise and was moved to tears when he saw his family come out in t-shirts with himself on them!

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Midway Middle School Athletes” and “Deni’s Dolls” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

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Midway Middle School held their annual Special Olympics Spring Games this past month and the event was a hit! Not only are the students displaying their school banner here, but they are also showing off their brand new t-shirt design. Although you can’t see it in the picture, we love the quote decided on for the back of the shirts: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

 

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Denise was diagnosed with MS less than two years ago and since then, she has been surrounded by wonderful women who have given her more love and support than she could’ve ever hoped for. Just this past month, those women joined her for the MS Walk in Irvine, CA. The bright pink, custom shirts worn during the walk helped to earn these ladies the award for Most Inspirational team. Congrats, ladies!

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“Roseland Day Care Trike-A-Thon 2016” and “The Violas” are the winners of this week’s Ink of the Week contest!

Roseland Daycare in Kermit, Texas recently held their annual Mini Trike-A-Thon to help raise money in the fight against cancer. Eleven kids from the daycare rode their tricycles on the patio outside and raised just over $3,000!

The Viola family recently held their first-ever family reunion in Wisconsin and to commemorate the event, they ordered custom t-shirts. Pictured here is the whole gang, adorned with Inky stickers and all!

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In honor of National Small Business Week, we are highlighting four awesome small business stories submitted to us by our customers! Our first featured small business is Hohlfeld Plumbing, sent to us by Alex H.

Alex wrote in to tell us about her Dad’s company, Hohlfeld Plumbing. Based out of Cable, Wisconsin, they were founded 5 years ago, and business has really taken off since! So much so that her dad is busy all the time, having developed a reputation as one of the best and most respected plumbers in the area. For his birthday, Alex and family ordered him custom shirts to wear on the job to make him look even more professional. They decided to amp up the surprise by having family and friends order shirts as well, and send him selfies throughout the day on his birthday!

“We laughed all day long as more and more photos from our family came to us. It was amazing to see how much fun everyone had with the t shirts, and my dad was really touched by how many people ordered his shirts and wears them to support him,” Alex says.

Thanks so much for sharing your story with us, Alex!

Would you like to see your business featured on our blog and social media – plus have the chance to win $100 off your next order of 6 or more items?

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