ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford businesses kicked off a new project to help local businesses and it's already netting results!
Last week, the Rockford Art Deli announced the launch of the "#HereForGoodRKFD Project."
Here's how the project works: Local businesses can send Rockford Art Deli their design, pick a shirt color and is then able to share it on social media.
Rockford Art Deli then prints the short and ships it out. For every shirt sold, the business receives $10 back.
Since launching the project last Wednesday, more than 200 small businesses signed up and nearly 900 shirts were sold.
As of Monday, $22,000 had already been raised!
Dan Jarrett, the owner of West Rock Wake Park, has a shirt on the site and has seen success already.
Jarrett says coming together during a difficult time helps the healing process.
"We don't know what the future looks like. I don't care what business you own. Everybody has been so impacted by this, and as we see all over the world, it's been really really sad. So I think anyway we can come together helps," Jarrett said.
To find a t-shirt of your favorite local business, click HERE.