There are a lot of things going on in the world right now and it’s certainly a bit chaotic. A worldwide movement to end systemic racism in the middle of a global health pandemic has definitely impacted each and every single one of us. The budgets for youth programs in particular have been forced to be reallocated to help stop the spread of the virus. These programs are essential as they support marginalized communities with extra-curricular activities to keep youth off the streets.
In the 6ix, 2019 has had more shootings than any year so far, with more than 490 incidents and 83 gun-related deaths in the first six months of 2020. And so it is of critical importance to always remember that gun violence is an ongoing issue in the city.
As a response to these trying times, a group of Toronto-based creators have launched the Together T-shirt with all proceeds going directly to Operation Prefrontal Cortex. This organization is responsible for the creation of a program that harnesses the power of mindfulness and meditation to help reduce gun-related incidents in Toronto.
Beginning Friday, June 12, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EST until Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. EST, the Together T-shirt will be available exclusively for pre-sale here for $40 + tax and shipping. The shirts will ship on June 26, 2020.