North East social enterprise adds to charity clothing range to battle Homelessness.
Mind Strong North East has joined forces with Team Karma, a group of Independent Consultants with The Body Shop At Home™ to launch a new T-shirt design with profits helping to support homeless people in the North East.
As winter approaches, our homeless here in the North East will not only be battling the harsh winter conditions but also the added threat of Covid-19. With previous government funding now abated there is serious risk to life in the coming months. Mind Strong, who were set up to help North East mental health services in the community, now aim to help other charitable organisations needing support through design and sales of their slogan apparel. The ‘Stand Out, Stand Strong, Stand Together’ T-Shirt is part of the Mind Strong North East Charity Collection with profits from sales of this tee being donated to NEH (North East Homeless, Charity Number 1170235), who provide support to those who are vulnerable and homeless in the North East of England.
Mind Strong is a social enterprise created by Rachael Beattie, and a team of volunteers to raise funds for crucial mental health services in the North East. Initially creating a mental health awareness t-shirt range with the Be Kind slogan sweatshirt. The range was so well received that it was quickly followed up with ladies t-shirts, a range of children’s mental health affirmation t-shirts, then menswear and now an active wear range. Each of the Mind Strong slogan tee’s have unique meanings behind them, designed to spread awareness and raise funds for various charities. The Mind Strong clothing range ensures a minimum of 10% of all profits are invested into local community causes. All of our clothing is printed on demand so they produce no wastage to send to landfill.
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Stand Out, Stand Strong, Stand Together! As winter approaches, our homeless here in the North East will not only be battling the harsh winter conditions but also the added threat of Covid-19 and there is serious risk to life in the coming months. The ‘Stand Out, Stand Strong, Stand Together’ T-Shirt is part of the Mind Strong North East Charity Collection with profits from sales of this tee being donated to @nehest2014 (North East Homeless, Charity Number 1170235), who provide support to those who are vulnerable and homeless in the North East of England. Modelled by @naturallynourishednadia of Team Karma and designer of the Tee Grab you t-shirt now at www.mindstrongne.co.uk/shop or purchase through our Instagram shop #mindstrongclothing #mindstrongne #mentalhealth #slogantee #mentalhealthclothingbrand #createawareness #stigma #clothingbrand #streetwear #activewear #womenshealth #menshealth #itsoknottobeok #raisingawareness #endthestigma #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthawareness #love #selfcare #selflove #clothing #homeless #newcastle #tyneandwear #homelesslivesmatter #homelessness #homelessnessawareness
Nadia Karmazyn-Wall, area manager to Team Karma had the idea for the project, “I created a t-shirt to help raise money for an amazing local charity North East Homeless. They work tirelessly to help anyone in the North East by providing food, signposting to services, campaigning for policy changes with the local council’s and most recently they have opened a hub in North Shields Fish Quay. I had been thinking about creating some branded clothing for my business and this was the perfect opportunity to do this and help a charity close to my heart”
You can purchase your #TeamKarma ‘Stand Out, Stand Strong, Stand Together’ T-Shirt from our online shop along with apparel supporting other great causes in the North East.
About North East Homeless
NEH provides support to those who are vulnerable and homeless. They provide food, equipment, training, support and employment. The Fish Quay Hub has a Cafe space and a Social Supermarket where you can “Take what you need, leave what you can”
Mind Strong are now on the look out for other like minded North East charities to nominate themselves as December’s charity choice. If you would like to nominate a charity of our choice please visit the Mind Strong North East website.
The above article first published on businessupnorth.co.uk in Nov, 2020.