All pledges are tax deductible through the 501(c)(3) status of Dismas. Each backer will receive a receipt for tax purposes.
As a screen-printing social enterprise, Triple Thread Apparel:
1) makes quality custom shirts
2) employs residents of Dismas House, a reentry home for former offenders, and
3) teaches its employees the job skills necessary to reintegrate as contributing members of society.
Your pledge funds Triple Thread's startup costs. Supporting Triple Thread is not your typical contribution. Similar to buying stocks, your support today will have a return on investment (ROI). But this ROI will be in the form of sustainable impact on our employees throughout the life of our social enterprise. Your "social" investment will empower Triple Thread to generate its own revenue without the need for additional funding in the years to come.
In return, we will send you rewards (see right) which will empower you to spread the word, interact with our team, and gain ownership in our mission.
By buying from Triple Thread, our customers create immediate employment, job-training, references, and distance from crime for former offenders. Through these mechanisms, we funnel our employees into permanent employment in the community as contributing members of society. This ultimately reduces crime rates and the tax burden of our nation's prison system.
Custom apparel with a purpose. Coming Fall of 2010.
If this project is funded, we will send each backer an email via Kickstarter to collect the mailing addresses necessary to deliver the rewards.
Follow us on Twitter (@TripleThread), fan us on Facebook, and bookmark our blog - "Threads" - for updates on our progress!
Check the updates above here to see images of the t-shirts and recognition screens. Coming soon.
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