Edgy menswear company Nasty Pig reports that they have raised over $28,000 in seven days thanks to Shred of Hope, the fundraising campaign that auctioned one-of-a-kind celebrity-designed t-shirts to benefit New York City’s Ali Forney Center for homeless youth.
“We are thrilled by the reception Shred of Hope has received and humbled to be able to support the Ali Forney Center, which does such incredible work to lift up some of our community’s most vulnerable,” said David Lauterstein, CEO of Nasty Pig.
From June 20-27, bidders fought for the chance to own one of these fashion-forward Nasty Pig Shredders™ designed by Alan Cumming, Dustin Lance Black, Terry Miller, and Mike Ruiz, among others. Sales from each of the 30 designers helped contribute, but it was Adam Lambert, Michael Stipe, and Joe.My.God blogger Joe Jervis that pulled in the biggest bucks, selling their tees for $2,525, $2,125 and $1,775 respectively.
But the real breadwinners here are the LGBT kids of the Ali Forney Center, who will enjoy 100% of the profits from this sale.
“It was amazing to be involved in the Shred of Hope and have our kids receive the support of so many generous and creative members of our community,” said Ali Forney Center founder and Executive Director Carl Siciliano. “I am very grateful to Nasty Pig for their commitment and kindness to us. In my mind they are ‘Wonderful Pig.'”
Thank you, Wonderful Pig, for all the great work you’ve done.