Cincy Shirts, a local boutique and T-shirt designer that offers Queen City-related apparel, is offering a new series of shirts and stickers that raise funds for the OTR Chamber Small Business Relief Fund, which is financially assisting Cincinnati businesses affected by "costs incurred from riots and COVID-19," according to a Cincy Shirts Facebook post.
The clothing brand's "One Cincy" series has four shirts available, with unity-related quotes like "be better to each other," "we>me," an "OTR" with a peace sign in the "O" and two hands making a heart shape, one white and one black. They also have two stickers available for purchase.
The shirts start at $25; stickers cost $4.
According to the OTR Chamber Small Business Relief Fund's website, the funding is available to small businesses affected by COVID-19 — there is no mention yet of covering damage from the protests. However, since this was a recent event, the website may not yet be updated.
Cincy Shirts was one of the 50 or so Cincinnati businesses that had their windows broken or damaged and product stolen when the protests over George Floyd's murder turned destructive on Friday night.
Of the damage, they wrote on Facebook: "This is just stuff. It can be replaced. Hopefully this will be a wake up call for all of us to just be better to each other."
For more info, visit cincyshirts.com.