The Heroes Among Us

The war against the COVID-19 pandemic is fought on many fronts

This is about the heroes among us: The nurses and doctors, technicians and therapists, PAs and EMTs at the front lines of a health care crisis where all hell's breaking loose and lives are being saved, and lost. They're relentless and exhausted, determined and overwhelmed — returning day after grueling day to do all that can be done. We will never be able to thank them enough.

But it's also about the less visible ones: the ones who drive trucks, deliver packages, clean shared spaces and run cash registers — the legions of workers who put themselves at risk every day to support and sustain us all. They do it without thanks or fanfare, and far too often for too little pay. They drive the social engine of our economy, and they leave the safety and security of their own homes every morning so the rest of us don't have to.

These are the essential workers, and nothing works without them.

The Heroes T-Shirt

The shirts are available for sale at Bonfire. Net proceeds from sales via this link will go to Chicago's COVID-19 Response Fund, which supports dozens of health and human service organizations that serve our community. More information can be found on their site.

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Print & sell this design yourself

Do you want to set up a similar sale of this design to benefit causes in New York or Los Angeles or Atlanta or London or Berlin? Great — this design is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license, with the “NonCommercial” addition to prevent commercial sale for profit. In other words, you can get a copy of the design file and print up your own run of shirts or make them available via a site like Bonfire, so long as:

  1. All proceeds from the sale of this shirt go directly to established and official non-profits or charities related to frontline healthcare workers, community services or financial support for those in real need because of this crisis. Don't be a jerk — we will enforce this.
  2. You clearly attribute the design to this site.
  3. You link to this site to spread the word.
  4. You let us know so we can add your link to a directory (coming soon).

Request the design file

Do you want to sell the design for your own cause? Just ask — we'll email you a download link ASAP! Send us a note at heroesshirt at gmail dot com and tell us what cause(s) the proceeds will go to and where it will be for sale.