Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc., which, to date, has raised more than $23 million. If you have a little extra cash to spare and want to give back to the Boston marathon victims, you’re going to want to check out the products benefiting the Fund below!
In a display of how awesome people really are, so many businesses stepped up to help the victims immediately after the bombings. All of the proceeds from the six items below directly benefit The One Fund, which means there’s no such thing as buyer’s remorse when you shop these products.
For those of you who want to give back to Boston, here are our six of our favorite picks.
1. Transit band shirt
If you’re in the market for a band T-shirt, this one’s for you. Transit might be on tour now, but the band has roots in Boston. If you’re following their tweets, you can tell they’re heartbroken over what happened in their city and want to give back in any way they can. It’s no surprise they jumped at the chance when someone offered to design a shirt for them. The result is this awesome T-shirt; buy it and 100 percent of the proceeds goes directly to One Fund!
2. OnHand wristbands
OnHand’s BOSTON STRONG USB Wristbands are not only totally cool, but they’re also super-practical! Everyone needs a USB flash drive, right? Wear your wristband as “a testament to the officers, emergency responders and caring neighbors that went above and beyond the call of duty to quickly help those in need.” All proceeds from the wristbands will be donated to The One Fund, so buy a one for yourself and a few to hand out to your friends.
3. Bic bands headbands
Bic bands creates fashionable headbands, so it’s no surprise the company’s Boston Strong bands are downright awesome. The bands are only $12, and the entire purchase price goes directly to The One Fund. If you’re going to rock a headband, we can’t think of a better one than this one.
4. Saucony’s Lace Plate
If you’re wondering what a lace plate is, you might want to dig those gym shoes out of your closet and pay attention. This is the perfect way for runners to give a nod to Boston while running around town. These #BostonStrong lace medallions are available for preorder now, and Saucony will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to The One Fund.
5. The Fish and Bone “Forever Boston” shirts
The Fish and Bone specializes in “urban pet essentials,” but the business created a Forever Boston T-shirt that is perfect for your pet’s best friend (that’d be you). The shirts, which read “Brave Loyal Fearless Strong Forever Boston,” are also available for the tiny four-legged friend in your life. According to the site, all the proceeds will go directly to bombing victims and their families via The One Fund.
6. Run Boston Sweaty Bands
If you’re going to buy anything with the word “sweaty” in the name, make sure it’s this Sweaty Bands product. Another option for athletes looking to rep Boston during their workouts, all the proceeds from this Run Boston band will be donated to The One Fund. The bands are only $15, and there are plenty of colors to choose from, so pick your favorite and get your workout on!
For more information on how you can help the people of Boston affected by the bombings, take action below.
Give to The One Fund Boston to help those most affected by the marathon bombing.
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