RushOrderTees Partners With LiveLifeNice to Sell Affordable Face Covers, Will Donate Proceeds to Philly Pledge Charities
April 10, 2020
All proceeds from these sales will be donated to charities identified through The Philly Pledge.
The Philly Pledge is an initiative dedicated to informing the public of verified nonprofit organizations serving the Greater Philadelphia area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including Philabundance and the PHL Covid-19 Response Fund.
“We’ve been keen on finding the best way to use our abilities to help those in need during this crisis,” said RushOrderTees founder Mike Nemeroff. “It’s been about picking the right spot to have the biggest impact, and this is that opportunity.”
The face cover was carefully designed to fit within the guidelines for cloth face covers as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It requires no sewing to make, so it never comes into human contact until reaching the user.
Two ear holes on each side enable it to fit all face sizes and shapes. The contours of the design allow for proper coverage of the wearer’s mouth and nose. The face covers are also machine washable– an important feature to conserve resources for those on the frontlines of the pandemic.
The design is simple to use, as well. Wearers simply orient the nose flap so that it is facing up, then place one ear through the hole on one side. They then wrap the cover across the face so that it covers the mouth and nose, and slip the other ear into the corresponding hole on the other side.
Made of one piece of Bella Canvas’ soft cotton blend fabric, it offers a lightweight and comfortable way to attempt to slow the spread of the virus, while freeing up surgical masks and N-95 respirators for those who are in critical need of them.
This operation falls right in line with the ethos that drives LiveLifeNice. A cause-driven apparel and media company, LiveLifeNice is dedicated to showcasing people “be[ing] nice and do[ing] nice” in a way that inspires others to do the same. It was founded by Christian Crosby, the In-Arena Host for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association.
Speaking about the initiative, Crosby said, “The Greater Philadelphia Area is where I call home. It has been crucial to shaping me as a man, and a major reason why I started LiveLifeNice. For those of us raised in the glow of the City of Brotherly Love, we are eager to take every opportunity we can to give back.”
We are working tirelessly to deliver these face covers as soon as possible. Due to the current demand, a customer can expect their order to be on its way to their door (with tracking information) by Friday, April 16. Customers can expect the item to arrive within 3-5 days of shipping.
These are difficult times for all of us. Our thoughts are with those in the healthcare, retail, transportation and sanitation industries, as well as the essential federal employees facing this crisis every day. Stay home, and stay safe.
About the Author
Kyle Greco is the resident writer at RushOrderTees, where he blends word nerdery with his love for T-shirts. A graduate of The College of New Jersey, he is interested in exploring the intersection of clothing and culture. In his spare time, he makes music, builds guitars, and cooks with his wife. He enjoys hot dogs, sports, and collecting too many hats.