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Local business organizes community fundraising efforts for Ukraine

After inspiration from one customer’s special order
Local business organizes community fundraising efforts for Ukraine
Published: Mar. 23, 2022 at 9:59 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More is using its craft to raise money for the people of Ukraine.

A fundraising idea that began with a vision from one customer, local cardiologist, Doctor Thomas To.

“Since the war started, I’ve been thinking about ways that I could do to help because this whole situation in Ukraine resonated with me,” said To, referring to having to leave his home country when he was just a boy, because of a war.

Wanting to do something to help the people of Ukraine, To decided to get custom shirts made and sell them around the hospital he works, hoping to garner enough interest to make a sizeable donation to Ukranian relief efforts.

His idea worked sooner than anticipated, because when he met with Big Frog’s owner, Lisa Aland, to get his shirts printed, she was inspired to join his cause and expand the T-Shirt sale, community-wide.

‘’I love being a part of this community, I’ve lived in Reno for over 30 years. And to me, this is an exciting idea and opportunity to be able to bring my community, that i love, together to help another community that needs love,” said Aland.

The shirts will be available for purchase through April 23rd 2022 with 100% of the proceeds going to the Red Cross for Ukrainian relief efforts.

The shirts are available in store at 5057 S McCarran Blvd G, Reno, NV 89502 or online, here.

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