A 6-year-old boy from Fayette County named Blake had the opportunity to create any shirt he wanted for the first day of school. It could have anything he wanted – a basketball theme, football…his choice.He told his mom he wanted one that would help other students make friends.
Blake's mom, Nikki recently started her own small business, Unfading Adornments. She custom-makes apparel and home goods with personalized sayings.
After thinking about it, Blake asked, "Will you please make me a shirt that says 'I will be your friend' for all the kids who need a friend to know that I am here for them?"
Nikki wrote a post about it with a picture on Facebook and it went viral. Others saw it and wanted an “I will be your friend” t-shirt too.So Nikki started selling the shirts for $15, and in the spirit of Blake, she decided to make sure each shirt helped someone else.
She plans on donating a portion of the proceeds to Real Life Center, a local church charity that offers a variety of services to people in need from senior programs and financial counseling to food pantries.
In a new Facebook post, Nikki said when she told Blake she was selling his shirt, he said,
"Oh good! Now more and more people are going to have more and more friends!"
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