Communi-tee, Generosi-tee, Chari-tee, Graphic-tee… What do all of these things have in common? They are each a major part of the Giraphic Prints T-Fund, and just like all of our T-Fund recipients, they all end in TEES!
Since February of 2016 Giraphic Prints has taken an initiative to give back to the community that has given us so much by doing the one thing we do best: Custom, Quality, Graphic T-Shirts.
For the last 10 months we have hand-picked certain jobs that benefit our community or it’s residents and donated a portion of the order as our way of saying, “Thanks!” From non-profits like It Takes a Village BR, philanthropies like Dance Marathon here at LSU, to TEDX, to flood relief efforts after the tragic flooding in August, here at Giraphic Prints we believe in the goodness of people, so we’re putting our money where our mouth is. In the last 10 months Giraphic Prints has awarded over $7,000 in t-shirts to over a dozen local Baton Rouge organizations.
But we can’t do it on our own.
We need you, the concerned citizen, the good deed do-er, the helping hand, to show us all of the incredible works of charity going on in our beautiful city. If you know of an event or organization whether it be existing, up-and-coming, or in-the-making, if you wanna help-so do we! Visit our website, message us on Facebook, or swing by our shop to get your job on our list of T-Fund candidates, and we’ll do everything we can to make your t-shirt a reality. That’s what we’ve been doing for almost 10 years here in Baton Rouge, and you can take THAT to the bank.
The 13th annual Hot Art Cool Nights festival marked our 4th event as part of the Mid City Merchants Association and was a great success! The event, which is held in early May, is one of the two annual Mid City Merchants festivals during which numerous businesses in the area come together for a night of art and music. In preparation for each of these parties, our hard-working employees clear the shop of its usual chaos and transform the space to welcome our visiting artists and the many guests who pass through.
Take a look below to find out more about what you may have missed!
From modest beginnings, our company has gradually evolved into one of the largest providers of screen-printed apparel in the southern region of Louisiana. As we continue to grow, it becomes increasingly important to us that we recognize all of the support we have received from the community that has helped to get us where we are today. We couldn’t have done it without you!
This February, as part of our dedication to our community, we proudly launched our newest campaign, the “T-Fund”. Over the course of this year, we will be donating $10,000 in screen-printed apparel to worthy causes. So far, we have received a wonderful response — check out our first recipients below!
It Takes a Village BR
It Takes A Village BR is a nonprofit organization devoted to serving the Greater Baton Rouge community. Every Sunday, volunteers of this organization feed the homeless and less fortunate under the north Blvd bridge.
To learn more about this organization, visit their Facebook page.
Athletics Anonymous is a local softball league geared towards helping people who participate in a Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous programs and are active in sobriety. Its purpose is to provide a positive outlet in staying clean an sober – to give people in recovery strength and hope for a new and better way of life.
LSU Dance Marathon
DanceMarathon at LSU is a year-round philanthropic organization through which LSU students raise money for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. DanceMarathon has a remarkable capability to unite students across LSU’s campus under a common goal of making miracles- to provide life-saving medical care for children, ensuring that no child is turned away because of an inability to pay. It is entirely student-run and culminates in a 26.2 hour DanceMarathon celebrating patients and families that have received treatment at the hospital as well as the students and various donors that have contributed to the cause. For these 26.2 hours, students pledge to stay on their feet – dancing, standing, playing games, listening to live entertainment, enjoying great local food, and hearing personal stories from children and families treated by Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital– to show their commitment to ensuring that no child fights alone. Every couple of hours, we have what we call a “Miracle Family” come and share their story. It makes what we are doing so much more important and makes the students that much more passionate about the organization.
“Comma Club” shirts are awarded to students who go above and beyond in their fundraising, bringing in a minimum of $1,000.00 in donations.
Learn more about the Dance Marathon at LSU by visiting their Facebook page.
If your organization is doing something amazing, we want to hear about it! Visit our website to submit an application to our T-Fund.