For the holidays, Urban Active, a Liverpool-based underwear brand, sent hundreds of pairs of its trunks along with 600 pairs of socks, gloves and hats to young victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York City.
Urban Active teamed up with a well-known soccer player to deliver the goods to students of New Dorp High School in Staten Island, NY, which arrived a few days before Christmas. Tim Howard, (shown below, left) who plays goalkeeper for English soccer club Everton and the United States national team, signed copies of his jersey for the pupils. Some of the signed jerseys will be raffled at a New York City bar. Proceeds will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
“Hurricane Sandy affected many people and many areas that I know well,” Howard said in a statement released by Urban Active. “There are a lot of similarities between Liverpool and New York and the spirit and generosity of the people are just two of them. It’s great that the people of Liverpool are helping out but it’s no surprise. I am delighted to help out in any way I can.”
According to Alan Hayes, co-founder of Urban Active, students who attend New Dorp High School were hit hard by the storm. “Some 20 kids from this school had lost everything but they still went to school,” he said.
Hayes tracked down the school after learning about the devastation from The Underwear Expert. “We were told this school was in need and we wanted to do everything we could to help,” said Hayes. “We will even send them 200 more.”
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