The Stay Home shirt costs $25 CAD. (Contributed)

Kelowna cousins create ‘Stay Home’ t-shirt business

Proceeds from the shirt will be donated to HelpAge in support of seniors during COVID-19

Two Kelowna residents have found a fashionable avenue to promote social distancing while giving back to those in need in the community.

Katelynn D’Albertanson and her cousin Alex LeBlanc have created the ‘Stay Home T-Shirt’ to normalize the idea of staying home instead of going out, while also donating the proceeds to HelpAge, which supports seniors in need in both Canada and internationally.

The two cousins are business students at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. According to their website, the idea started through FaceTime chat. D’Albertanson had an idea to create T-shirts that promoted staying home to protect others from the deadly COVID-19 virus, currently affecting the world.

LeBlanc is an amateur graphic designer and wanted to help with the idea. So the two of them collaborated and created the logo on the front and back of the shirts. Through the help of Ross Screenprint, a local business owned by D’Albertanson’s uncle, the idea was made a reality.

“We hope you enjoy the shirt and the bigger meaning behind it,” reads a statement on the company’s website.

“Even if you find this shirt after the COVID-19 pandemic is over, we hope you still feel like buying it to support all the at-risk seniors who are affected long-term by the outbreak of this virus, to remember this interesting time in our lives, and also because it’s a cool shirt. We appreciate any support you can give in these trying times.”

To order a shirt visit the Stay home website.

READ MORE: Learning from home may present challenges for young students amid COVID-19

READ MORE: Okanagan assured, this too shall pass


Daniel Taylor
Reporter, Kelowna Capital News
Follow me on Twitter

#wereinthistogetherCoronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Top cop calls video of Kelowna Mountie striking suspect ‘concerning’

A video allegedly shows a Kelowna Mountie striking a man several times

$173K to support Okanagan seniors amid pandemic

United Way announces more funding for frontline programs

Okanagan home sales increase over last month, still below 2019 numbers: OMREB

Sales, listings see increase over May’s numbers but dwindle in comparison to 2019

PPE donation reaches Central Okanagan Elizabeth Fry Society

Ending Violence Association of BC received a $20,000 donation for personal protective equipment

Small business grants available through Okanagan initiative

Susie and Bryan Gay launched ‘This Bag Helps’ to help fellow small business owners during the pandemic

B.C. records four new COVID-19 cases, Abbotsford hospital outbreak cleared

Four senior home outbreaks also declared over, eight still active

Princeton RCMP sergeant kills cougar threatening residential neighborhood

An RCMP officer shot and killed a cougar, close to a residential… Continue reading

Pilot project approved: Penticton to allow alcohol in outdoor spaces

For almost two hours, council debated the proposed pilot project, before eventually passing it 4-2

Drugs, machete found in truck with stolen plate driven by Salmon Arm man

Chase RCMP arrest driver and have vehicle towed

RCMP, coroner investigate murder-suicide on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

B.C.’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics goes virtual

The annual event partnering RCMP with Special Olympians is dramatically altered by COVID-19

HERGOTT: Can you get money back if COVID-19 disrupts plans?

Paul Hergott is a personal injury lawyer based in West Kelowna

Most Read