The City of South Bend Venues Parks & Arts (SBVPA) is giving back to the community in a big way. To assist at a local level with the COVID-19 crisis, SBVPA created shirts where 100% of the proceeds from purchased shirts will go back to the United Way of St. Joseph County COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to assist with food security.

When you feel the most helpless, that’s when you have the most power to help others. Social distancing forces us apart. But compassion and connection defies distance. Wear this shirt proudly not only to stand side-by-side our local heroes, but as a reminder that in this city, we’re always together even when we’re apart.

Thank you to everyone that has purchased a shirt so far, over $9,000 has been fundraised and gone directly to the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Join us in continuing to support nonprofit partners who are working to provide relief to our local community and purchase a shirt here today.

To learn more about the nonprofit partners receiving funds, the areas we’re serving, and foundations and organizations that have contributed to our fund, click here.