Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Please Vote!

I've nominated my friend and client Tammi Burns of Break the Chain Apparel in Lyons, Ore. for a $10K grant through a company called Nau. They are giving one "Grant for change" and I think Tammi's "Project Change Reaction" is the perfect fit. Nau's first annual Grant for Change supports those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities, and that's Tammi's Project Change Reaction.

Project Change Reaction is a youth-based program that tackles social issues. Students design artwork around abuse; a winning design will be chosen and developed into a professional graphic design produced on t-shirts that will sell nationally as the company’s latest apparel design. It's a way for youth to find their voice and stand up against issues such as dating violence, underage drinking, pharm parties, gang violence and more.

Would you be willing to take just a moment to go online and vote for her project? Rate the stories you like at, and spread the word about Tammi's grant nomination to everyone you know. Nominations are open 'til August 17th, the voting 'til August 31st.

About Break the Chain Apparel

Break the Chain Apparel was founded in 2006 by domestic violence survivor Tammi Burns. Tammi formed a team of people who aspired to make positive changes in the lives of others by creating “clothing with a voice:” clothing with messages that would inspire social change. Tammi’s vision is twofold: to use apparel as a tool to help fund social programs, and to inspire change by making messages against violence and addiction in-style. “These messages speak so you don’t have to,” says Tammi. “It allows the person wearing the clothing to speak out while remaining non-invasive.” Break the Chain Apparel donates to a different nonprofit each month. For more information, visit or call CEO Tammi Burns at 503.859.5555.