Making a Difference …One T-shirt at a Time

We love our city. St
Petersburg is full of great people. We see how tough 2020 has been
on families, individuals, and businesses. Many of us are worried
about our health, our finances, and our families. We’re busy
keeping our families healthy, keeping our businesses afloat, and
keeping ourselves well. Now, more than ever, it’s so important to
help our community.

The team at Hashtag Creative decided to roll up our sleeves and
do something. Little did we know what a roaring success our
campaign would turn out to be.

The Cause

OK, so here’s how it worked. We created the Don’t
Stand So Close To Me
shirts to help our community during
this crisis. 100% of the profit went to Local Restaurants. The
steps were easy:

  1. You bought the shirt (and you looked hot in it, by the way.)
    Some of you even gave extra!
  2. Proceeds went to local restaurants to purchase free meals,
    which in turn helped
    local businesses.
  3. Those who needed a meal received one.

Simple, but effective.

The Stats

We’re nerds at heart, and
we love a good set of statistics. Ooh, or a pie chart. And also
pie. Any flavor. Check out where we
spent the funds.

Now, big, bold results are what we do. We’re
known for our social media, websites, and branding. We do marketing
people love. And hey, it turns out that we know how to crush it in
the T-shirt-for-a -good-cause arena too. Who knew?

So far, we have fed 195 people… and counting. Let that
sink in for a second.
Boom! Let’s just call that a
massive success, pop the champagne, and show you what our winners
dance looks like. Hint: there’s a lot of fist-pumping.

The Shirt

Now, for those of you
who haven’t seen anyone strutting around St. Pete, rocking their
new shirt, where have you been? 👉All
the cool kids are wearing them
. 👈
Some opted for the shirt and mask – perfect for
those who enjoy personal space in a pandemic. The shirt, of course,
with proceeds to local Restaurants, and the mask protecting locals.
You could say it’s the Covid combo.

Looking cool and helping the community? We think that’s
awesome.

The supporters

Our T-shirt baby flew the
nest, spread its wings, and we’re one proud mama. Our supporters
were spotted rocking their shirts:

  • Island Optics in Madeira Beach
  • Kelly Ann and Jim Jenkins in Yellowstone National Park
  • Our Husker friends Nance & Greg in Nebraska
  • Jean and Jane in Sequoia National Park
  • As far as Lake Yankton, South Dakota

The light at the end of the tunnel

Looking back on this year, we know how lucky we are. We’re
surrounded by love, support, and community. A huge Hashtag Creative
thanks go out to everyone who supported our campaign. Times are
tough, but we have proven that together, we are
tougher.

Stay strong, St. Pete. One day, just around the corner, this
pandemic will be behind us. We’ll look back on challenging times,
proud to have helped, and grateful to have such supporters behind
us every step of the way. #WeGotThisStPete

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Making a Difference …One T-shirt at a Time