You Can Now Buy “I REALLY DO CARE, DON’T U?” Shirts to Support Immigrants and Refugees
I think it’s pretty clear by now that Melania Trump’s “I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?” jacket choice to meet with kids in a detention center was an awful, tasteless, and heartless act. The news around it has been everywhere—debates about whether it was intentional, whether it’s meant to be a distraction or simple carelessness, what she’s worn in the past, the fact that if Michelle Obama had worn such a shirt then Fox News would’ve literally never stopped bringing it up, etc. It’s another moment where the Trump circle does something incredibly, explicitly, unapologetically awful, and we watch in horror with almost zero faith there’ll be any real accountability.
Something we can get behind though? Using the attention around this incident to direct support towards organizations helping immigrants in America.
PSA, public service apparel from Upworthy and GOOD, is taking pre-orders for an “I Really Do Care” shirt where 100% of profits [Edit: this originally said “100% of proceeds” which was a mistake. 100% of profits will be donated.] are going to United We Dream, “the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country, fighting for justice and dignity for all immigrants.” The description reads:
“After Melania’s fashion disaster today, we figured we had to do something about it. So we sprung our Rapid Response unit into action, called our friends at United We Dream, and are presenting here, a better message: We Care. We Really Do.”
First spotted on Cool Mom Picks, Etsy shop Two String Jane is also selling a “I Really Do Care, Do U?” Bomber Jacket (“#FamiliesBelongTogether, Melania Anti-Hate”) or T-shirt, where all profits go to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) in Texas.
PS: You can also help RAICES by spreading the word about volunteering translation services.
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“RAICES needs volunteer translators: “who speak Meso-American indigenous languages (eg, zapotec, nahua, ma’am, quich’e, maya, mixe, mixteco–not Spanish). Don’t need to be in Texas, or even in the US. They can translate remotely.” [email protected]
— Minh-Ha T. Pham (@minh81) June 21, 2018
Of course, you could always donate directly to support kids at the border, if you’re able.
recently i made shirt to say I REALLY DO CARE DONT U? and this could have been BIG HIT. but after posting i have thought and decided this is better way to spend money. please donate here instead sorry about no more shirt but i think this is better https://t.co/VCiDgXctMv pic.twitter.com/inHsAEnwbM
— Chuck Tingle (@ChuckTingle) June 22, 2018
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