Two Napa County organizations helping victims of sexual assault received a donation of new T-shirts this week, thanks to the nonprofit The Grateful Garment Project (TGGP) and two Bay Area apparel businesses, Greenlight Apparel and Reva Wear.
Nearly 2,300 new T-shirts were shipped out to 95 California organizations that help sexual assault victims, as well as commercially sexually exploited children and human sexual trafficking victims.
“With the help of about two dozen fabulous volunteers we successfully shipped 95 boxes of brand new T-shirts to SART facilities, rape crisis centers, safe houses, and shelters across the state,” said TGGP Executive Director Lisa Blanchard. “We can’t thank Greenlight Apparel and Reva Wear enough for their generous donation. Those shirts are going to help 2,280 people feel like someone cares after experiencing a terrible trauma.”
Two organizations in Napa County -- Napa Emergency Women’s Services, and Solano and Napa SANE/SART -- received 24 T-shirts each to help future clients.
The mission of TGGP is to ensure that every victim of sexual violence who crosses the threshold of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) facility, or who seeks medical attention and/or law enforcement involvement, is provided with whatever new clothing, toiletries, snacks, and other miscellaneous items that he or she may require. The organization currently stocks clothing closets and supplies local service providers at 61 locations in 25 of California’s 58 counties.