“At this time of the year when we are all thinking a lot about being grateful and helping others, we are delighted to be able to lend a hand to our neighbors from across the mountains."
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) December 19, 2016
Queensboro.com, an Internet-based, locally-owned custom logo apparel and promotional products company, has announced that for the rest of the year 1% of all sales will be donated to Dolly Parton’s My People Fund to aid the families and communities that have been affected by the wildfires in Tennessee.
The wildfires first broke out the day before Thanksgiving on the Chimney Tops, one of the many trails in the Smoky Mountains National Park. With the state already suffering from drought conditions, the flames rapidly spread, ultimately reaching homes and businesses in Gatlinburg and the nearby Pigeon Forge area. While at this time the fires have mostly subsided, the damages inflicted are considerable. Several lives have been lost, there have been multiple injuries, and hundreds of homes and businesses have been reduced to ash. Many have been left with nothing.
The My People Fund, a charity started by Dolly Parton, has pledged to donate all money raised directly to families affected by the wildfires.
“At this time of the year when we are all thinking a lot about being grateful and helping others, we are delighted to be able to lend a hand to our neighbors from across the mountains. We are also delighted to be able to give our customers the opportunity to partner with us to help with this very urgent need.” said Queensboro President and Founder Fred Meyers.
Additionally, all Queensboro customers placing an order between now and the end of the year will be able to receive a free “Tennessee Strong” custom-designed t shirt. Additional t-shirts are being sold for $15 each, with the proceeds also going to the My People Fund.
Queensboro customers who make a purchase before the end of the year do so knowing that they are helping those truly in need in Tennessee. To learn more and make a contribution visit http://www.queensboro.com/tennessee-strong or call 800-847-4478.
Queensboro.com is a 34-year-old company that sells custom logo apparel and promotional products to small and medium sized companies throughout the country, primarily through the Internet. Queensboro’s mission is: Helping People Share Who They Are With The World. Queensboro started with a single shirt in a dorm room in New York City and is now located in a 100,000+ Square Foot renovated warehouse facility in Wilmington North Carolina employing over 125 people and selling millions of shirts a year.