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How you can help: A T-shirt is aiding COVID-19 charities and showing Utah pride

(Image courtesy of Cotopaxi) Cotopaxi, a Utah-based outdoor gear maker, is marketing #OneUtah t-shirts — with proceeds going to Silicon Slopes Serves, which is raising money for COVID-19 charities.

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If you want to help someone during the coronavirus pandemic, you can buy a T-shirt to show support for Utah’s efforts to battle COVID-19 — and raise money for relief efforts.

The Utah-based outdoor brand Cotopaxi started selling a line of shirts called #OneUtah on Friday. All proceeds go to Silicon Slopes Serves, the charitable arm of the Utah tech booster Silicon Slopes.

The shirts feature a design based on the #OneUtah hashtag promoted by Gov. Gary Herbert’s office, the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and Silicon Slopes. The men’s shirts are available in indigo or pine (a forest green), while the women’s shirts come in indigo or jungle (sort of a teal color) — each for $25. Preorders are being taken now at cotopaxi.com/pages/one-utah.

The goal, according to a company news release, is to raise $5 million for Silicon Slopes Serves, which is collecting money for COVID-19 testing kits, supplies for health care workers, and furthering public health and education efforts.

Davis Smith, Cotopaxi’s founder and CEO, said that because his company is based in Utah, “I am committed to doing my part to help our state weather the unprecedented crisis caused by COVID-19.”

If you don’t want the T-shirt, you can donate directly to Silicon Slopes Serves at its website, slopesserves.com.

Do you know of a way Utahns can help? Send tips to spmeans@sltrib.com.

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