We started Panther City Hat Company with the goal of creating a hat/apparel brand that people could wear proudly. But we soon realized that both of us wanted a way to also help others at the same time.
So we started with this simple idea; to include “Mission Apparel” as a part of our inventory. What those hats or shirts are, is a way for YOU to give back to a cause in need. So we are committed to donate our profit from each Mission Hat or shirt sold to the nonprofit or cause that it supports. Each Mission Hat or shirt will have a different design and support its own cause, and will only have a limited number of hats or shirts each run. These hats and shirts include FREE SHIPPING* using the code: PANTHERGIVESBACK.
-Josh and Deanna
(Owners of PCHC)
*Free shipping to all U.S. customers only. International customers will be subject to normal shipping rates.
SEE THE HAT AND/OR SHIRT AND THE CAUSE IT SUPPORTS BELOW
We started Panther City Hat Co as a small business to put out stylish, attractive hats and apparel. We soon realized that we wanted to do more with it and use that platform to help others in a small way. When we came up with the idea of the Mission Apparel Program, we had hopes of being able to give back to a community that has been so great to us both. We wanted to make sure that we were helping others and making a positive footprint in our society. In the first year of being open, we have successfully been able to donate over $1000 to help Animal Investigation & Response, a non-profit organization that rescues animals from horrible situations and relocates them to safer environments. The one thing we never expected, was that we would need to use the Mission Apparel Program to raise money for our own personal hardship.
It is no secret that 2020 has been a rough year all around. We are grateful for the support of our friends, family, and loyal PCHC customers who have chosen our products over the large brands. We are humbly asking you to do it again, with a mission that is very close to our hearts. Since getting married in March of 2019, we have been dreaming of the day we would be able to start a family of our own. Raising little PCHC VP’s has always been a part of our vision for the future! But in October of this year, Deanna was diagnosed with Tubal Factor Infertility, shattering our dreams of conceiving children naturally. This means that our only pathway to pregnancy is through in-vitro fertilization, which comes with a hefty price tag. In Texas, most insurance companies (including ours) do not cover fertility related procedures, so we are having to pay out of pocket and up-front for all expenses.
In an effort to curb some of the cost, we are offering our customers a way to own an awesome hat and/or t-shirt that will also help us with our journey and dream of expanding the PCHC family. We are starting with a shirt and will be releasing a hat soon after.
About the shirt:
E1GHT = 1 in 8
One out of every 8 couples will experience infertility in some way, shape, or form. Wearing this shirt shows your support for those who more than likely suffer in silence. Infertility tends to be something that people keep to themselves about because it can be a very personal and painful journey, at times. We want to shed light on this subject and bring about conversations that help couples feel less alone and provide some encouragement that we are all in this together.
Starting now, these shirts will be available for pre-order on the website until December 18th. We want to make sure that we order the correct shirt sizes for all who would like to participate and will begin production of these shirts the following week. All shirts and hats come with free shipping using the code PANTHERGIVESBACK. All proceeds from each shirt or hat sold will go directly to our IVF fund. If you would like additional information or updates on our journey, feel free to follow us on our Facebook page, Making Little Lesters
This hat is the second installment for supporting our IVF Journey. Since we are a hat company we thought that we also needed to release a hat to go with "The E1ght" shirt that we released back in December. If you missed out on pre-ordering a shirt, we do still have limited stock and will also be doing a select few hat & shirt bundles. As always our "Mission Apparel" program offers FREE shipping using the code "PANTHERGIVESBACK" at checkout.
True North is your orienting point - your fixed point in a spinning world - that helps you stay on track as a leader. It is derived from your most deeply held beliefs, values, and the principles you lead by. It is your internal compass, unique to you, representing who you are at your deepest level. Our "True North" belief is that we find our purpose in someday raising a family of our own, and having that True North value will guide us into achieving that dream.
Want both of these? Well we have a bundle deal for you! Right now while supplies last, you can have the shirt and the hat for ONLY $50.
This is our very first mission hat, so we wanted to put the full story of how this “Mission Hat” idea came to light and what cause this hat supports. Back in 2014, I had a friend named Jamie Ailey. He was the most honorable person I have ever met, served in the military, spent time serving our country over seas and was also a firefighter. Well on August 18, 2014 his life was cut short, he passed away suddenly after an accident. He was such a giving person, and so was his wife Monica. They took time out of their normal schedules to also help animals in need and rescue these animals from horrible circumstances. They volunteered their time to help rescue these animals, foster them, and make sure that they found a good loving home. I always strived to be like Jamie and help others as he would, but it wasn’t until my wife and I decided to start this hat company that we came up with the idea to help others in need by introducing our “Mission Hats.” Jamie taught me a lot of things in the short time that I knew him, and a couple of those things was, laugh and smile every chance you got, and to always be humble and lend a hand to whoever needed it. With that said, our first mission hat is dedicated to Jamie Ailey. The non-profit organization that we are supporting with this hat is his wife’s. The organization is called Animal Investigation & Response. They do really great things for animals in need. Here is an excerpt from their website: “Animal Investigation and Response is a 501(c)(3) animal protection organization that assists law enforcement, animal control agencies and communities with animal abuse related issues such as puppy mills and animal hoarding as well as, disaster relief. Based in Texas, Animal Investigation and Response was formed by two certified animal cruelty investigators who saw a need to help connect agencies with strategies and resources to investigate as well as provide aid for situations that exceed the scope of a community’s reach.” They are just a great non-profit organization that we at Panther City Hat Company truly believe in being animal lovers ourselves. You can find more information on their website at: http://www.animalinvestigationandresponse.org/ So, the design is simple yet, not. It includes a pit-bull on the hat, as Jamie’s “buddy” was a pit-bull named Bailey. We made the pit-bull red to honor his time as a firefighter and the lines next to the words “Hat Co.” are to represent his military service. All of the profits from these hats are donated to Animal Investigations & Response. Please help us give back to this community that we love and care for.