Located in a Los Angeles Veterans Hospital, Vets Corps USA has printed its first run of shirts. The veteran generated designs represent the leadership principals of the military and hold to the program’s ethos that Veterans are leaders, not victims. On its surface, the Vets Corps program teaches design, management, silk screening, printing, sewing and assembly, but the underlying goal is to create an environment where veterans build their self-esteem while working to rejoin the society they once defended. All proceeds from the sales of the shirts go back to the program to pay the Vets themselves and for machinery, supplies and instruction. The designs are printed on American made high quality T-shirts. Vets Corps is already taking orders for shirt printing from other non-profit organizations and companies that want to send their print work to a Veteran charity. Contact Deirdre or Jodi at Vets Corps at (310) 202-9007 to receive a quote on T-shirt printing. Vets Corps started as a charity founded by SOTech staff members to incorporate assembly of SOTech medical kits into a vocational therapy program for Veterans giving them a sense of supporting the GWOT. This program expanded into sewing cloth shopping bags to encourage a sense of sewing bags to clean the environment. After a grant of printing equipment, the program was able to incorporate art therapy and industrial print into the program. Watch for new veteran shirt designs coming soon.
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