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With 2charitees, Entrepreneur to Benefit Charities And Provide Jobs For Persons With Disabilities
Entrepreneur Bruce Nilson’s desire to combine charitable giving with job opportunities for the disabled led him to launch 2charitees, a social venture that designs and markets graphic T-shirts. $5 from every T-shirt goes to the cause on the tee.
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, or one billion people, live with various disabilities. There are 39 million disabled people in the USA, and more than one million people in New Jersey, a fact that prompted Gov. Christie to tout an 'Employment First' policy to remove barriers-to-
The concept of 2charitees, is:
ONE: $5 from every T-shirt goes to the cause on the T-shirt.
TWO: The T-shirts are printed by people with intellectual disabilities at Elmwood Industries from The ARC of Bergen and Passaic Counties.
“At any time there could be from one to three people with intellectual disabilities working on printing our tees. Like Charlie, 48 years old, who loves working and has a great attitude towards everybody,” said Mr. Nilson, who makes frequent visits to the printing facility.
Currently, 2charitees (http://2charitees.myshopify.com/
feedingamerica.org America’s food bank—Feeding 1 in 6 children. That’s right, 1 in 6. In America!
“2charitees graphic tees make a visual statement for the cause that can be fun, serious, direct or irreverent. We love raising money and awareness for great charities,” said Mr. Nilson.