We produce embroidered patches and other custom products for tons of different causes and organizations. Every now and then one of our customer’s brings our attention to a cause where we feel compelled to try to get involved and help out.
On April 14th terrorist committed a mass kidnapping that involved over 200 school girls, with the intent to commit an unimaginable crime of selling these young girls. A viral campaign was started to put pressure on the Nigerian government to expend more resources in rescuing the kidnapped girls, and bringing the terrorist to justice. As this movement gained traction it adopted the hash tag #BringBackOurGirls and now pressure has mounted across the globe for the Nigerian government, and other governments to commit resources to bringing back these girls to safety.
One of our customers provided us with a basic design to create an embroidered patch with the simple message #BringBackOurGirls. It’s a simple embroidered patch that can be easily sewn onto or ironed onto any piece of apparel or a bag. We told the customer that we would produce extra patches for them for free and that we would try to get the word out to our customers to help put pressure on the terrorist that committed this unspeakable crime.
For more information about this tragedy and about the movement to help rescue these girls you can check out this news report on CNN at: http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/03/world/africa/nigeria-abducted-girls/.
If you are interested in ordering these patches you can email our customer relations manager in Pasadena, California Jehan Loren at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let Jehan know how many patches you will need, where they will be shipped to, and if you are involved in a specific organization. Based on the situation Jehan will work with you to either provide the patches to you at our cost or we will donate a significant amount of the sales to the efforts to rescue these girls to to helping their families deal with this tragedy. We did some research and we haven’t yet been able to identify a reputable charity to deal with this crisis, but if anyone knows of any please communicate that directly to Jehan or post it on a comment below.
At The/Studio we are hoping for a happy conclusion to this terrible event.