GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - Wounded heroes are paired up with talented artists and designers to create fashion that reflects their powerful stories. Fashion Has Heart , a non-profit organization, has created the Heroes Series to give back to our brave heroes.
While being stationed in Iraq in 2007, Corporal Josh Hoffman was paralyzed from the waste down from a bullet leaving him unable to talk, eat, or walk by himself. Hoffman remained upbeat about the recovery and wanted to find a way to give back to his fellow fallen soldiers. Fashion Has Heart discovered one of his many dreams was to design and create a custom t-shirt. Through his t-shirt, the Heroes Series was created to give other heroes a chance to tell their stories as well.
This year, five heroes have been selected and get a chance to each create their own Bates boots and a custom t-shirt from Threadless. The five heroes are teaming up with five local artists to have their work on display during ArtPrize 2013 in Grand Rapids. Check out Fashion Has Heart's venue during ArtPrize to see their designs and the opportunity to buy those products to give back to those heroes.
Keep in mind the best ways to support are by a donation, volunteering, spreading the word, or just to say thank you to those who have served or are currently serving!
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