These are strange times we’re living in, Arizona.
As a small business, we’re counting our blessing daily; for every day we’re able to safely keep our headquarters open, for the ability to keep our online store running, and above all, for our supporters who are keeping us in business through these challenging times.
While the COVID-19 epidemic is spreading and changing by the hour – we’ve already seen some of its impact. In just a few weeks, some of the most affected sectors have been small businesses, as they temporarily shut their doors, and non-profits, whose funds and resources and are being depleted.
As a community-focused brand, we’ve been fortunate to collaborate with many local organizations that are doing their part to step up for Arizona. We figured now more than ever; this was worthy to highlight. Below are just some of the collaborations we currently have on our website, and a portion of proceeds from each of these shirts will benefit a different cause in the community.
We know that purchasing clothes may not be everyone’s top priority right now, and we completely understand. But if you do have the means to help, we’d really appreciate it and our partners will too.
Local First AZ
Local First Arizona is a nonprofit organization that celebrates independent, locally owned businesses. With each purchase, you help support Local First Arizona’s programming to support, promote and advocate for a strong local business community and raise public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by strong local economies. Local businesses contribute to a sustainable economy for Arizona and build vibrant communities we’re all proud to call home.
Learn more at www.localfirstaz.com
Arizona Humane Society
We partnered with the Arizona Humane Society to help push forward their mission to save the most vulnerable animals and enrich the lives of pets and people. With a vision to end animal suffering, Arizona Humane Society rescues, heals, adopts and advocates for sick, injured and abused animals. $5 from every shirt sale will go directly to the Arizona Humane Society. For more information on their organization.
Please visit www.azhumane.org
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives and strives for a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. During this time, the AHA is advising caution and preparation for people who have heart disease or who have survived a stroke. We’re proud to support the AHA in their mission and efforts. For every Heart T-shirt sold, State Forty Eight will donate $5 of the purchase to the AHA.
Make-A-Wish Arizona is the founding chapter of the now international wish granting organization, granting more than 6,000 Arizona wishes to children with critical illnesses in its 40 year history. As Arizona’s “wish to the world”, the Make-A-Wish® organization now boasts more than 60 chapters nationwide, granting a wish every 34 minutes. In Arizona, more than 500 children each year are waiting for their one true wish. For every T-shirt sold, $5 per will go back to Make-A-Wish Arizona.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
We’ve joined forces with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to preserve a significant piece of Arizona’s cultural history. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s mission is preserving Taliesin and Taliesin West for future generations, and inspiring society through an understanding and experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas, architecture, and design. Revenues also support Foundation education programs that make Wright’s legacy available to K-12 students around the U.S., educating students in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. $5 of every purchase of this shirt will support the work and mission of the Foundation.
An honorable mention goes out to our collaboration with local mural artist, Andy Brown AKA @sleisure, whose beautiful mural was turned into a T-shirt that we now sell online and in our shop. Support your local artists so they can keep creating! All these collaborations (and more) are available on our website. We also offer digital gift cards if you’d like to make someone’s day, or make a purchase for yourself later.