A Silver Spring brother-sister team has raised nearly $2,700 for Shepherd’s Table through their “There’s Only One Silver Spring” t-shirt campaign.
“With @LandGoose we raised $2,693 for @ShepherdsTable2,” tweeted Pete Tantisunthorn this morning from his Silver Spring Inc. account. “Thank you to our partners, and thank you to everyone who purchased a t-shirt, supporting a great local cause.”
“My sister Rhena came up with the idea,” Pete said, “inspired by countless times that individuals see ‘Silver Springs’ online in famous songs like Fleetwood Mac’s, in the news, and whenever that happens, there tends to be a pretty strong reaction to it.
“People who live in this area, whether you were born here or simply lived here any period of time, tend to become really quite enamored by it and protective of it and protective of the name,” he continued. “And when people call it the wrong thing, they get upset. Rightly so.”
Pete is the person behind Silver Spring Inc., formerly a local marketing agency now in transition to becoming a community resource; he’s known for bringing PechaKucha presentations to Silver Spring in pre-pandemic days.
Rhena can be followed at Wild Goose Land, a blog on life in Silver Spring, homeschooling and potpourri, Pete said.
Prices ranged from $18–$25 and 100% of all profits from the month-long project benefitted Shepherd’s Table.
— Silver Spring Inc (@SilverSpringInc) March 8, 2021
Graphic courtesy Pete Tantisunthorn