The shirts, for men, women and children, will be available until May 7, online and in select Brooklyn Industries stores, including the 100 Smith Street at Atlantic Avenue location in Boerum Hill. The shirts retail for $28 and a portion of the proceeds will go to Brooklyn Public Library to purchase new books, DVDs and eBooks.
“I look forward to seeing Brooklynites of all ages wearing these t-shirts in support of our cause," Linda Johnson, President of Brooklyn Public Library, said in a statement. "Each one that is purchased will make a real difference in the resources that we can provide to our patrons.”
The annual Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign helps to raise much-needed money for neighborhood branches across the borough.
Erin Williams, marketing manager for Brooklyn Industries, said that part of their mission is “building strong community based partnerships with organizations we believe in,” like the library. This is the second year that the company has partnered with BPL.
* An earlier edition of this article erroneously stated that the store was in Carroll Gardens, not Boerum Hill.