SUMMIT, NJ - The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has been felt by all, with many neighbors struggling financially and losing their employment while worrying about their personal safety on a daily basis. The frontline healthcare and public safety workers at local and national health care systems have -- and continue to -- perform heroic work and put their lives on the line in the name of helping their communities.
Unfortunately, some frontline workers are struggling to make ends meet like many other families during these tough times.
Declaring that "something has to be done," Summit High School juniors, Aarav Gupta and Matthew Polo are doing their part to help those who are helping so many through the organization they founded: Frontline Apparel.
Gupta and Polo are donating funds generated by Frontline Apparel's T-Shirt sales to local hospitals and organizations such as the Overlook Foundation. The pair of Hilltoppers developed a website, created T-Shirt designs, set up their finances, coordinated with the Overlook Foundation and then launched their nonprofit.
The Frontline Apparel website features unique designs and sayings such as 'Please Stay 6 Feet Away at All Times' and even one with a roll of toilet paper saying 'No, I’m Not Sharing'. Currently, each shirt is selling for $20.
The T-Shirts that customers buy will not only spruce up wardrobes in a fun and creative way, but it will have a far-reaching impact on the community.
To purchase shirts, visit frontlineapparel.org.