First and foremost, I want to thank you for allowing us to be the middlemen of this action. Without your purchases, none of this happens.
When we were planning the uniform distribution, we knew we wanted to do our pilot giveaway in Cicero, IL. To paint a picture of Cicero, it's population is 89% Hispanic. English is optional, but Spanish is not. In many families, the children act as interpreters for their parents. The town has a population of 89,000 with about a third of that being under the age of 18, and uniforms are required all the schools. To say Cicero has a high demand for uniforms, would be an understatement. In addition to that, the school recently switched from white to grey uniforms without notice so hand-me-downs were no longer useful.
This is where you guys came in, your purchase allowed for one school uniform a piece. We distributed them by 3 per kid. With some families having 3 elementary aged kids, they went pretty quick.
The experience of distributing the uniforms has left us even more motivated to bring you the best possible button down shirts so we can continue to provide uniforms in under resourced communities.