Marvel's 'Give a Shi*t' Pop-up Shop Open Today
December 8, 2016 by Screenmag
Daily Planet Productions has teamed up with StreetWise and 15 local artists to sell limited edition, custom designed, hand-screened t-shirts. Daily Planet and StreetWise will host a Pop-Up Shop on December 8, 2016 from 10 am to 8 pm at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. 100% of every t-shirt sold will go to Streetwise and Streetwise vendors.
“People in Chicago are always looking for different ways to give back to those in need inPop-up Shop offers a chance to buy a meaningful holiday gifts for friends and family while supporting the hard-working vendors of Streetwise. We’ve been wanting to give back to the community as a company and this seemed like the perfect way to do it,” said Scott Marvel, President of Daily Planet Productions. “We did this last year and raised over $7,000 to help StreetWise vendors who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. With such a great response we knew we had to do this again.”
StreetWise helps homeless and at-risk individuals seeking to build a better life with employment opportunities. It provides a dignified means of addressing the crisis of poverty and homelessness, and allows individuals with immediate access to a respectable and legitimate earned income through their own hard work.
Well-known on the streets of Chicago, StreetWise vendors make their own way to the StreetWise office where they pay $0.90 for the magazine they sell for $2.00, making a $1.10 profit on each sale.
The Pop-Up Shop will help vendors by giving them another means of employment by working at the shop and selling the t-shirts alongside the artists.
“This is a great opportunity for StreetWise and our vendors who work at the shop. It extends our mission to ‘give a hand up, not a hand out’ as our vendors work to earn an income at the pop-up store, just as they do each day with their magazine sales” said Julie Youngquist, Executive Director of StreetWise. “We are so fortunate to have found such generous partners at Daily Planet and with local artists who are committed making a difference in our City.”
The shirts will be sold by StreetWise vendors at a one-day-only pop-up shop at the historic McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum at the corner of Michigan and Wacker Drive on Thursday, December 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Shirts can also be purchased online at www.giveashirt.net.
Each shirt will be sold for $25 and there will also be tote bags, notebooks, posters, hand towels, and kids t-shirts for sale. All of the proceeds will go directly to StreetWise and StreetWise vendors.
At the Pop-up Shop, there will also be a raffle for two tickets for the Chicago Blackhawks game on December 20th versus the Washington Senators. For more information, go to Giveashirt.net, or contact Daily Planet at 312.640.7447 or StreetWise at 773.334.6600.