Catchafire, named after Bob Marley’s 1973 album, has partnered with several Orange County non-profits to help connect them with skilled professionals willing to donate their time. The Orange County branch had its launch party Sept. 11.
Adrienne Schmoeker, a Catchafire manager, said Catchafire aims to celebrate the work these groups are already doing while providing them with resources to support their visions.
“The national organization acts as a sort of Match.com to pair up local, charitable groups with skilled professionals willing to donate time and skills to guide them in completing projects,” Schmoeker said.
She said 13 organizations were chosen to be founding members after input from community leaders.
The founding members include the Campus Y, A Ban Against Neglect, Kidzu Children’s Museum and Sacrificial Poets.
“We are excited to add value to the community as well as the professional community,” Schmoeker said.
From traditional UNC sportswear to crop tops, Underground Printing has a way for everyone to express school spirit.
Underground Printing, at 133 E. Franklin St., is occupying the former location of Chapel Hill Sportswear, which moved down the street. Underground Printing had its grand opening Sept. 20. The Chapel Hill store is the company’s first in North Carolina.
Store Manager Elizabeth Flake said Underground Printing’s apparel is a “fashion-forward” and edgy way for students to express their school spirit.
While they do sell traditional UNC gear, Flake said Underground Printing also markets products, such as neon crop tops printed with University logos.
The store offers custom apparel, screenprinting and embroidery. The company also offers discounts to University groups.
Flake said the business was drawn to Chapel Hill because UNC students love to wear game day apparel.
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Underground Printing was founded in 2001 by childhood friends Ryan Gregg and Rishi Narayan.
While attending the University of Michigan, they started screenprinting out of a barn in Ann Arbor, Mich.
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