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Cincy Give – Making The “Home” Shirt

You've seen the "home" shirts all over town, now learn the story behind them.

There’s no place like home. Especially if you’re from the Cincinnati area.

Cincinnati is home to a variety of local institutions that are “uniquely Cincinnati.” Whether it be our sports teams, local businesses, community celebrations, food, music, or even our picturesque skyline, Cincinnatians are proud of everything that makes our community special.

One of those unique Cincinnati institutions, Cincinnati Bell, has recently launched a community initiative called #CincyGive that gives Greater Cincinnati residents a way to showcase their hometown pride, while also giving back to four local charities dedicated to improving lives throughout the region: CancerFree KIDSThe Dragonfly FoundationUSO of Central and Southern Ohio, and SPCA Cincinnati.

The Cincy Give campaign consists of a series of t-shirts designed by Covington-based My State Threads that features an iconic Cincinnati theme. Each Cincy Give t-shirt retails for $20 and all of the proceeds from the sale of the shirts are donated directly to the charities.

In the video above, the creators of the Cincy Give campaign share the story behind the origins of the initiative and why the Roebling Suspension Bridge was the perfect choice for the first t-shirt design.

If you are interested in helping us give back to the city we call home, please visit www.cincygive.com.

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Learn more about Cincinnati Bell.