FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Jeannie Iseman
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. -- (April 16, 2020) The GardenWorks Project launched a new partnership with CLOZTALK, a Chicago-based social business that raises awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations nationwide.
“We are excited to introduce a new way for our community to support our work to expand access to fresh produce through home and community gardening,” said Jeannie Iseman, executive director of The GardenWorks Project. “As a visual organization, the swag from CLOZTALK will really help elevate our brand across digital platforms and in the community.”
The GardenWorks CLOZTALK line features mens, womens and kids clothing items, including t-shirts, hats, tank tops, polos and sweatshirts. CLOZTALK will donate 20% of total sales back to GardenWorks to help further the suburban non-profit’s mission to increase access to fresh food and promote suburban agriculture.
“We inspire people to rock their favorite non-profit logo on their clothes. We make the clothes. High quality threads. We design the apparel,” said Jonny Imerman, the company’s founder and CEO. “We believe that when someone wears a charity's gear, that person becomes a positive ambassador for the charity just by walking around town,” Imerman said.
GardenWorks hopes the partnership will bring more regional awareness to their work to address food insecurity through gardening and provide much-needed funds to continue building garden beds and offering educational resources to clients and the community, especially at a time when gardening interest is at an all-time high because of COVID-19.
“We’ve received an influx of calls over the last month about raised beds,” Iseman said. “Our work is even more critical as our national food system is strained and more people look to food growing on their own as a way to feed their families and neighbors.”
CLOZTALK is a social-impact company dedicated to helping nonprofits with their branding through valued partnerships and high-quality, charity-branded apparel. Their national directory of vetted 501(c) nonprofits are helping to make the world a better place, and cover a wide variety of categories, from animals to homelessness to arts.
The GardenWorks Project is a Chicago-area hunger relief nonprofit established in 2012. GardenWorks seeks to promote organic suburban agriculture to improve the well-being of our community, the environment and those facing food insecurity. The agency empowers, educates and supports all food growers in their efforts to nourish their families and fight hunger across the suburbs of Chicago.