'Give a Shi*t' Pop-Up Raises $13,000
December 14, 2016 by Screenmag
Last week Daily Planet Productions teamed up with StreetWise and 15 local artists to sell limited edition, custom designed, hand-screened t-shirts with a pop-up shop at the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum. The event raised $13,000 for the non-profit organization.
“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 prior to the shop. “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.”
"It will be 0º on Wednesday," Marvel wrote yesterday. "Living on the streets of Chicago is going to be harder than ever for those less fortunate than us. This money will help them get into a more permanent housing situation."
Shirts are still available through their online store at giveashirt.net.