In September 2001, a small Minnesota screen print shop with 10 employees named Taho Sportswear was among the many that knew they needed to help their fellow country men and women in the wake of 9/11. We designed a simple shirt with the American flag and the words United We Stand. We sold 1000’s of these and donated over $94,000 to charities across the county! In 2004, the Indian Ocean Tsunami killed thousands affecting people from all over the world. Taho designed a T-shirt with the Globe this time and again the much broader use of the same phrase, United We Stand and raised over $15,000 for various charities. The message worked, it bonded people, people helped each other, people smiled at each other, people stood United.
Now again, here we are with the need to do something. There are people worried and scared. There are people feeling alone. There are people concerned about their finances and health. There are people who need to belong, who need connection, who need a family, friends or a team. It’s time to dust off the message that works, that helps. It’s time to Stand United!