store front mural

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Seattle teens create T-shirts for charity

May 7, 2020

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I'm sure you've seen storefronts in your neighborhood which have been boarded up since many businesses have been shut down for the past several weeks. With Seattle being such a creative community, COVID-19 murals have been popping on some of these wooden canvases.   

Pulled over to take some snaps while driving through Ballard the other day. - Alyssa #socialdistancing #wegotthisseattle ❤️

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Two local Seattle Academy Seniors, Max Torres and classmate Elena Zytnicki have turned these murals in to a way of helping the community. They have created a T-shirt company called Community Threads and printed up some shirts with designs inspired by these murals on the back.

“We were inspired by the murals in Ballard and other places around the city that were created to bring some beauty during this time of crisis. We created our company around the idea of creating unique wearable designs reflecting the impact of coronavirus and the needs of our community, one shirt at a time.” Max explained. 

All the proceeds are going to the Ballard Food Bank and Mary's Place.

Check out their Community Threads website and help them out or follow them on Instagram.


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