Safe to say a lot of people across Western New York, and even in Canada, are patiently waiting and checking their mailboxes daily for their new Buffalo Baseball shirts from 26Shirts. So, when can you expect it?
"Between the shirts and the hat options, we sold over 6,600 units," Owner and Operator Del Reid said.
They are currently working on shipping 6,000 of those. Its rip, pack, seal, and repeat for Reid, his employees, and even his wife and kids. The deadline to get all the items out is August 19. They have their work cut out for them. Reid says it's been their biggest campaign yet. For round one, more than $53,000 was raised for FeedMore WNY and Community Food Centres Canada.
"That was in a span of about 10 days," Reid said. "So, we are super excited and super grateful to everyone who purchased a hat or a shirt."
The giving continues as round two of sales of Buffalo Baseball apparel is currently underway, and Reid says the total stands at more than $8,000. For this job, Reid teamed up with Joe Piehler, owner of Positive Approach T-Shirt Printing. He says they can do upwards of 1,000 shirts a day.
"The order of print is, we have a white base that lays down first, and then a red and a blue that go on top of that," Piehler explained. "Then we use heat, which we call a flash, to dry it slightly in between."
This too, is the largest order they've filled. It's something he's grateful for after months on pause.
"This has definitely motivated us greatly, so we are excited," Piehler said.
For Reid, it's just proof Buffalo really lives up to its nickname.
"We are called the city of Good Neighbors, and I have about six and a half years of t-shirt campaigns that prove it's not just some clever saying," Reid said. "People really do want to help their neighbor."