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Greensboro family selling 'Quarantine 15' t-shirts to raise money for restaurant workers

The McCulloughs wanted to do something to help food servers impacted by coronavirus closures.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro family started a t-shirt fundraiser to collect money for restaurant workers in the city.

Coronavirus is hitting the foodservice industry hard. With dine-in areas closed, many servers who rely on tips are having to find other ways to make ends meet.

"A lot of the restaurants are able able to offer takeout still but we just decided that something more needed to be done," Chrissy McCullough said.

She and her two daughters, 10-year-old Zoe and 12-year-old Eva, started brainstorming on ways to give back.

"Everybody loves a T-shirt. So we thought what better way to raise money than to offer a T-shirt to remember this weird time," Chrissy McCullough said.

They decided on a lighthearted theme, the Quarantine 15.

"We are all staying home. We can order takeout. We are not cooking," Chrissy McCullough said. "We have to have downtime. We are a little bit more relaxed. So we might be gaining a little bit of weight during this time."

The family is asking you to help your neighbors in Greensboro. If 1,000 t-shirts are sold that will raise about $14,500.

"Spending the $25 to get a t-shirt can make a huge impact if we all get together and do it," Chrissy McCullough said.

Right now proceeds will benefit these 6 restaurants:  Lox, Stock and Bagel, Brown-Gardiner, Elizabeth's Pizza, Steak Street, Jay's Deli, and Rody's Tavern.

The goal is to be able to include more restaurants down the line.

You can buy a shirt for $25 (plus tax and shipping) here.

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