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Rain Dance Tee by Geniuz Ink

Geniuz Ink Clothing has just come out with relief t-shirt that 100% of the profits will go to the American Red Cross to aide in the ongoing Colorado Wild Fire relief efforts.  Geniuz Ink hails from Denver, Colorado, so these wild fires are hitting close to home for owner, Julian Donaldson.  This shirt is appropriately titled “Rain Dance” and in the word’s of Geniuz Ink,

“This shirt is a commemorative piece done for all of the people affected by the fire. Being a Colorado native it has broken my heart to see my friends, and fellow Coloradans watch our state burn to ashes. Colorful Colorado will be colorful once again but until then we need all the help and blessings we can get.”

This is a pre-order t-shirt and will be available in the middle of July.  Every order comes with a sticker of the artwork.  The simplicity of the design and the impact of the shirt’s statement is very powerful, especially for those who are sadly getting hit by these wild fires.  So remember, you’re helping the American Red Cross and those involved by purchasing this item!

Cost = $20.00    Buy it at Geniuz Ink Clothing 


HYA charity posters

To be completely honest, the response to my ‘buy a HYA poster and I’ll give 50% to the Red Cross‘ promo hasn’t been that spectacular, so either you guys don’t like the posters or you don’t like Japan, there’s literally no other way that the lack of sales can be interpreted.

I really appreciate the people that have picked up a poster or two, they’ve been sent all the way around the world which is very cool and the feedback I’ve been getting has been great, but of course I’d like to sell more of them and send a nice big donation to the Red Cross. I’m going to be running the charity drive until the end of March (hell, I’ll even make it midhnight PST so that it’s the end of March for just about everyone), so if you were at all considering getting a HYA poster, now is the time to do it, because you’ll be getting the poster and helping the people of Japan at the same time. Oh, and there’s the coupon code TWITTER that will give you 10% off anything in the HYA store too.


hide your arms charity posters

I think we’ve all been shocked by the scenes in Japan over the past few days, from the initial videos of the tsunami waves sweeping through towns and villages engulfing almost everything in their path, the rising death toll, and the possibility of nuclear catastrophe (that may well be being overstated in the media but is still a very dangerous situation). Japan is very well equipped for this kind of situation, children learn from an early age about how to react when there is an earthquake, but the scale and power of what happened on Friday is of an unprecedented scale, and no one could prepare for that. I haven’t even seen anything yet about what damage may have been done to small, remote Pacific islands, some of which lie only a few metres above sea level. Google have setup a crisis response page with lots of information, including a way to give money to the Red Cross in Japan directly.

I know it’s only a small gesture, but I feel that I should at least try and do something, so I will be donating 50% of all poster sales to the Red Cross for the rest of March, and possibly beyond. This amounts to a £2 donation when you buy a single poster, and a £5 donation if you buy the pack of three Hide Your Arms 5th Anniversary posters. Hopefully the money will raised will be able to do some good in Japan, and around the rest of the world. I will keep you all updated via Twitter and Facebook about how donations are going, and write a follow-up post at the end of the month letting you all know how well we’ve done.

Like I said a few weeks ago, the posters are good quality and I’m really proud of them, and it would be fantastic if the great work by Milk & Eggs Co. (the designers) and the 5th anniversary of my silly little t-shirt and hoodie blog could help save a life or ease the burden of someone that must be going through hell right now.

Please consider buying a logo poster, “Five” poster, “Come rain, come shine” poster, or all three together in a pack. Posters are shipped in a tube to make sure they won’t get damaged, and come with a free HYA pin badge and die cut sticker.


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