Get Ugly Sweaters Merges Holiday Fashion Trend and Charitable Outreach

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The new Boston company has teamed up with anti-hunger organization, Project Bread, to feed those in need.

Project Bread: Sustainable Food Systems

Their dedication to eradicating hunger in local communities and historic success over the last 50 years made partnering with them a no-brainer.

Aside from offering non-traditional holiday sweaters through its online outlet, Get Ugly Sweaters stands out from the rest by giving back. In the midst of the growing ugly sweater craze, the brand decided to show its strong sense of corporate responsibility and social awareness by partnering with the one of the leading anti-hunger organizations, Project Bread. This partnership reflects the company’s belief that although the holidays are for celebrating, we should always be in the spirit of giving.

"When it came time to choose a charity to partner with on this project, we immediately thought of Project Bread," said Mercedez Lemieux, founding team member of Get Ugly Sweaters. "Their dedication to eradicating hunger in local communities and historic success over the last 50 years made partnering with them a no-brainer."

Since Project Bread’s start in 1969, it has made a significant impact on different communities throughout Massachusetts. It’s two-pronged approach sets it apart from the rest. It first focuses on immediate relief for the hungry, while also dedicating time to find sustainable and long-term solutions for starvation in kids and in families. A range of charitable programs have helped them find success in both sectors.

The team behind this organization recognizes that the opposite of hungry is healthy. In hopes of spreading health, they hold annual events such as The Walk for Hunger, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This fundraising event is the centerpiece of the organization and has raised millions each year thanks to giving patrons. They’ve used these donations to fund programs that not only ensure accessible food to those in need, but to strengthen and revive food systems.

By joining forces with this notable organization, Get Ugly Sweaters prides itself on getting a little naughty while still doing nice. Shoppers are not only purchasing unapologetically risqué designs and satirical sweaters, but are providing 14 hot meals to those in need.

Get Ugly Sweater’s approach to the holiday sweater fad is driven by hopes to spread cheer to a range of communities in a multitude of ways.

To learn more about the partnership between Get Ugly Sweaters and Project Bread, visit

Get Ugly Sweaters is a Boston-based clothing line for those people who want to make a statement wherever they go. It was born from the idea that people are born innately creative and with a sense of humor. Get Ugly Sweaters strives to be the life of the party, whether at your office Christmas party or on college campuses. Furthermore, Get Ugly Sweaters is dedicated to helping end hunger by feeding 14 people in need with the purchase of every sweater. To learn more about the brand, shop their styles, or to hear more about their partnership with Project Bread, please visit their website at

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