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Sneakers Plus in Flemington, N.J., starts COVID-19 T-shirt fundraiser


Sneakers Plus (SP) has been a family owned business in Flemington, N.J., for the past 41 years.

The family re-invented their business in the early 2000s by creating online fundraiser stores for schools and local programs. This has been a huge success for youth sports as well as high school sports.

Sneakers Plus has been committed to supporting the local community and other communities through these online fundraisers.

Recently, Sneakers Plus needed to re-invent itself again. In order to comply with the executive order implemented by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, the retail store had to be shut down.

With the “Stay-at-home” order in place, Chris and Frances Gacos wanted to support their community in any way possible. They reached out to their customer base with a plan of action, asking if anyone would like to get involved with an online T-shirt fundraiser.

Bella Almeida, a local senior at Hunterdon Central High School stepped up. Almeida and the Sneakers Plus staff came up with a fundraising initiative where 100% of the profits will be donated to The Hunterdon Medical Center. While Bella is finishing her senior year from home, she has been promoting and reaching out to friends, family and community members to join in on her efforts to help.

“Now more than ever our community doctors and nurses need our support for essential supplies. This program will work in any community looking to fundraise for their brave front-line defenders,” said a press release from SP.

Visit the following link to learn more about how to support or start a campaign: