Fifty Thousand Shirts
May 24, 2008 12:55 PM   Subscribe

Fifty Thousand Shirts. Creative guy Steve Paterson has teamed up with a number of other partners (and is still looking for more) to sell 50,000 t-shirts in memory of the more than 50,000 people who died in China's recent 7.9 magnitude earthquake in order to raise $1,000,000.
posted by djspicerack (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Do you really need a badge to mark how generous you are?

This is a better way to give $25.
posted by Super Hans at 1:54 PM on May 24, 2008 [2 favorites]

I don't think it's as much about "a badge" - at least it isn't for me. I see it purely as a way to almost passively perform passalong or get someone to ask about your shirt and drive you to it. Point taken, but I don't think it's about ego for most people.
posted by djspicerack at 2:00 PM on May 24, 2008

...but I don't think it's about ego for most people.

posted by delmoi at 3:17 PM on May 24, 2008

I am continually amazed at the judgmental attitude toward giving here on Metafilter. Here's the deal folks. The motivation of the giver is completely beside the point. Some people give out of ego. Some give for self aggrandizement. Some give to impress chicks. Some give to assuage guilt. Some give out of the pure altruism of their unblemished souls, which seems to be the only motivation that many here in the blue will accept. Stop judging people for why they give or why they set up foundations or why they raise money. The point is the money they raise, not everybody's reasons for doing it.
posted by nax at 3:45 PM on May 24, 2008 [2 favorites]

And, yes, some people need a badge to demonstrate how generous they are. djspicerack thanks for helping those people find a way to help.
posted by nax at 3:46 PM on May 24, 2008

Seems the death toll has surpassed 60,000.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:04 PM on May 24, 2008

MetaFilter: a judgmental attitude toward giving
posted by bwg at 8:23 PM on May 24, 2008

$25 x 50,000 = $1,250,000. Nice way to clear a quarter-million on the deaths of others. That is 1,750,000rmb. Of profit. Directly related to the deaths of others.

I'm with Super Hans on this one.

A unique number? As if that correlates to the compassion or concern of the wearer. Gross.
posted by geekyguy at 9:05 PM on May 24, 2008

I hate to say it, but looks like he needs 80,000
posted by A189Nut at 7:04 AM on May 25, 2008


Um, 650,000?
posted by nax at 7:29 AM on May 25, 2008

I'm an idiot. Said it for you. Wrong thread. Anyone for Iraq t-shirts? (sorry)
posted by nax at 7:30 AM on May 25, 2008

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