ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Crazy Dog T-Shirts is teaming up with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester in an effort to improve childbirth services in Africa.
Operation 1Z, pronounced "onesie", was originally the Federation's idea. They wanted to encourage the community to "give the shirts off their backs."
The goal is to donate 60,000 t-shirts, which are to be sewn into onesies for newborn babies in Kenya. The idea is to provide clean clothing for newborn babies in Africa, specifically in some of the more rural areas where childbirth services may be in need. Crazy Dog alone has donated about 20,000 shirts to the cause.
"Throughout the year, we're fortunate to be in a position to partner with many agencies and non profits,” said Pete Borelli, operations manager for Crazy Dog T-Shirts. “To donate shirts and be a part of a lot of charity events throughout the year, but with the spirit of the holidays, we thought; let’s take this a little further this year.”
The Federation is still about 40,000 shirts short of their goal, so they are asking for the public to help in donating shirts as well. If you are interested in donating, visit Crazy Dog T-Shirt's location at 21 Humboldt St. in Rochester, or you can click here to visit their website.