United Apparel's mission is to provide consumers with a unique and
personalized opportunity to give back to United States
Veterans, who have risked their lives to protect our
nation's freedoms, through the production of high-quality trendy apparel.
Who We Are
United Apparel is a nonprofit organization started by students at High Point University, who believe that no veteran should be forgotten. We work to provide basic essentials to homeless veterans by selling United Apparel branded shirts and accessories, using the proceeds to purchase vital necessities for these forgotten heroes.
According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs one in four homeless people are veterans, estimating about 107 thousand veterans are homeless on any given night. Forty-five percent suffer from mental illness, half suffer from substance abuse problems and thirty-seven percent need help finding housing. With all of these hardships to worry about homeless veterans barely have time to think about the next time they will brush their teeth, or have a new pair of socks for the winter. Through United Apparel's system veterans no longer need to worry, as your purchase will provide them with these necessities.
When you purchase a shirt, you are asked to fill out a card addressed "To An American Hero," thanking a veteran for his or her service. You also choose a special donation item to accompany your thank-you note, creating a much more personal giving-back experience. United Apparel connects the FREE with the BRAVE one purchase at a time.
United Apparel has recently partnered with the Servant Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The mission of the center is to empower the homeless and disabled, particularly veterans, to become independently, contributing members of our community through housing, healthcare, and restorative services. United Apparel works with the Servant Center as an outsource for donation items. The United Apparel team has also been able to sit down with veterans at the center to learn more about veteran homelessness and the hardships that they had to face.
United Apparel hosted an event at High Point University on Martin Luther King Day to build blessing bags for homeless veteran's in the area. The event was originally estimated to have 30 students attend but the event ended up having over 50 students, teachers and families in attendance. North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis also joined the event and made a blessing bag himself. 75+ Blessing Bags were made at this event.
United Apparel was lucky enough to have the cover and a three page spread in the fashion and lifestyle magazine, On Point, which was started by freshmen at High Point University. The spread told the story of United Apparel from where started and to where it is today, with quotes from President, Darryl Remedio. Check our the magazine at... https://issuu.com/onpointhpu/docs/february2017
On February 25th 2017, United Apparel joined forces with The Kappa Alpha Order, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and Sigma Nu Fraternity, Inc. to put together a night of mock-tails, casino games, and prizes. The event raised over $3500 which will go toward all of the organization's philanthropy.