Established in February of 2016, the Braden Kramer Foundation(BKF) helps local families with children battling cancer by issuing grants. The grants are for $10,000 and this money can be used by the families for anything they need while their child is fighting cancer. To date the foundation has raised over $300,000 and has issued 22 grants to local families. The Braden Kramer Foundation has also donated over $25,000 to other chancer charities. In order for BKF to "positively impact those in our community affected by Pediatric Cancer" a lot of money has to be raised.
The fight against childhood cancer is something that we at City Apparel actively participate in. While we ourselves cannot cure cancer directly, we understand that curing and battling cancer is extremely expensive; and that is where we come into play. We are in the corner for BKF, and other cancer warriors, using our resources and passion for apparel and promo to raise funds for the fight. Earlier this year, we were humbled when one of BKF's own Superheroes came to us to help her give back to the organization that gave so selflessly to her during her fight with Hodgkin’s Disease.
Natalie is an 18 year old cancer warrior who we worked with to run a month long fundraiser selling t-shirts. We put her design on adult and youth t-shirts and then sold them through a webstore on our ecommerce platform. Once the order collection closed, the in-house decorated t-shirt orders were fulfilled and shipped from our warehouse in Findlay, Ohio. The campagin proceeds, including a kickback from City Apparel, netted $2,000 for the Braden Kramer Foundation. Natalie is a beautiful young soul with a bright future ahead of her. We anxiously await the day she is declared cancer free!