Every year, for the MS walk, free t-shirts are handed out to walkers who have raised a set amount of money. You pick up your t-shirt when you register on the day of the walk, or a couple of days before hand. For some teams, they get their team name printed on the back of the shirt. This is a "free" bonus for teams that raise, again, a set amount of money (the MS Society has the names printed, and the team captain has to pick up the shirts at the local Society office).
Em's Slackers have never raised enough money for the "free" bonus. Or so we thought. We have never been contacted to pick up our shirts, and our pledge-watching-ways have shown us that we were never close. Or so we thought.
*Ok, time for a bit of background information before I continue with this post...Jason's job has him traveling through the depths of downtown...the downtown of a large Canadian city. He sees many, many people in a day.
So imagine his surprise when he sees a t-shirt that says "Slackers" on the back. Surprised he was, but not enough to come home from work and tell me about it. Until he saw it again the next day, on a different person, rummaging through a garbage can. But this time, he clearly saw the back of the brown t-shirt...Em's Slackers.
Yes, Em's Slackers 2008 MS Society t-shirts are being modeled by Winnipeg's homeless.
Em's Slackers: doin' it for MS and for a fashionable downtown core.