Flower Mound, Texas (PressExposure) July 08, 2011 -- In lean times, consumers expect a lot more bang for their buck - especially when it comes to the clothes they buy. A new website is giving customers the chance to not only look great for an affordable price, but also help build housing for families around the world. Visit SheltertheWorld's Shop for a Cause store to purchase tote bags, T-shirts, polo shirts, caps and other branded merchandise. All profits go towards advocating change for the 1.5 billion people across the globe without adequate housing.
The stylish SheltertheWorld tees are available in white and black colors, made from top brands American Apparel and Gildan. For off-the-clock executives, Shelter The World offers premium Cutter & Buck golf shirts. The site's hottest accessories are the eco-friendly canvas tote-bag and the rubber wristbands.
"If you're going to spend $25 on a T-shirt, why not make a difference?" said Rich Grabowski, CEO of IADDIC Shelters and Flower Mound, Texas resident. Rich and his wife Suzan launched the ShelterTheWorld.net website 2 months ago and have raised more than $10,000 for housing those in need. "People know a problem exists but are not aware folks are working diligently to help solve the problem," Rich stated. "For the price of a new home in America, we can build 145 houses in Guatemala and change lives forever."
The problem is major. According to the United Nations, for every 5 people on this planet, 1 doesn't have a suitable home. These poor people fashion houses out of twigs, tarp, mud, plastic or other unsuitable materials and live in utter poverty. Every day 86,000 people join the ranks of the houseless. From Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru to Nigeria, Iraq, South Africa and Egypt - millions live in despair and thousands die of heatstroke, dehydration and exposure to elements due to lack of shelter.
The goal of ShelterTheWorld.net Shop for a Cause store is to provide the resources to advance the mission of educating and informing those of us who can make a difference that the problem is overwhelming and needs to be addressed.