Talking smack tonight with my buddy @delaney_kyle cause we are playing on the hardwoods and he sends me this hotness in the text thread. #printsgoinghome
Everybody needs a home, but not everybody’s home is ready right now. The foster system in this country is an amazing thing. People, who have extra love or extra room or extra time, volunteer to help out those families that are struggling. Those people are given little notice before a new face shows up in their home. And that’s why there’s The Foster Box. A few years ago, Old Try co-founder @mrsoldtry and a few other Boston foster (@karen.charlandbrown) and non-foster parents got together and started to dream about how to offer support. They came up with a simple but helpful idea: a box of age and gender-appropriate items delivered to a foster house within 12-36 hours. Nothing fancy, just some basics. Enough to give that new face, in a new place a little normalcy while the foster family gets everything else in order. The Foster Box just got their 501(c)3 accreditation, and we’re as excited as can be to give 10% of the retail cost of every print (as of today, that’s $4.20) to The Foster Box. Know that every print you buy for your home is helping foster families who are opening their home to those who need them until they can get back home themselves.
To the Veteran (mainly Navy) in my family and the Veteran in your family: I appreciate your dedication, your honoring the call of duty, and your sacrifice that affords us all the opportunity to live in the finest country on the face of the earth. Thank you. 🇺🇸
Today is my 38th birthday. But instead of talking about a stormy night in Huntsville, Ala. in 1980, let me tell you about the birth of my idea. In 2010, Marianna made me a sweet sweater to wear back to an Ole Miss game. Good ole Mississippi boys and Dallas soccer moms alike were in love with it. So the original idea for Old Try was going to be throwback collegiate gear. I came up with the name based on the old college try and a logo based on our home states (hammer for Alabama, yellowhammer state; scissors for the textile heritage of North Carolina). Then I hit a wall with licensing. And had to pivot. So instead of making things that connect folks to school, I made things that connect folks to home. Hallelujah. Happy birthday. Pass the cake. 🎂 📷@davidsalafia