The Hygge Bank
We named our “piggy” bank after our cat, Hygge.
The word Hygge is Danish and is about calm, soft, soothing and comfortable. In other words, hygge promotes an anti-anxiety environment for living and spending time with close friends and loved ones.
Our BOGO shirts have great designs that also spread a message for the animals. You can feel good about your purchase knowing that you're raising awareness for homeless animals AND helping shelters get some much needed swag for their volunteers.
For every BOGO t-shirt purchase on our online store, Shelter Swag donates a “shirt-worth” to the “Hygge Bank”. When the Hygge Bank is sufficiently full of shirts from the BOGO purchases, we send tees to the neediest shelters for their volunteers.
Why tees for volunteers? Well, we figure if a shelter or rescue doesn’t have enough money to giveaway or sell any swag, they can start where they need it most – with their volunteers.
Being able to spot a volunteer in a crowd is a huge bonus. Having color coordinated shirts for volunteers with different levels of animal care and handling experience helps staff know who is trained to do what.
And, if volunteers walk around town wearing their organization’s tees, they’ll do a lot of great advertising for their favorite shelter or rescue and get the kudos they deserve for being a volunteer!