BRANSON, Mo.– With a lot of working families unemployed because of businesses closing due to COVID-19
Branson.com has come up with an idea to help families who are unemployed in Branson because of COVID-19. They are selling shirts and hoodies that say “For the Love of Branson” on their website through April 17, 2020. All of the profits will go to these families to help them while they are out of work.
Branson.com has partnered with Gift of Hope to help distribute the money to needy families.
The director of Gift of Hope, Jennifer Costello, says the design of the shirts is inspired by the heart of the city.
They are printing the shirts here locally with the help of Branson screen printing in Hollister.
Regional Director of Branson.com, Dathan Atchison, says, “We wanted to have something behind that. It was for the love of Branson, which is a big part because of the love of our people who serve them.”
The owner of Branson Screen Printing, Buddy Daboin, says he already has over 200 orders of the shirts so far.
“We helped them get everything loaded onto the website,” said Daboin. “We are taking all of the sales in and as soon as everything is done, all the orders get in. We will set up and print them and ship them and yea get them all out to everyone.”
That’s already a lot of money going to help families in the community.
“The front line workers are the ones laid off right now,” said Costello. “And those are the heart of Branson. The ones that everybody loves, everybody comes back to see those smiling faces. So we want to help out the heart of Branson essentially.”
The shirts will be sold until April 17, you can find them by clicking here.