Join WEE the PEOPLE for the 5th Annual Westhaven Porchfest in the Westhaven Community in Franklin, TN on June 18, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Porchfest is a free, home-grown celebration of live music and art.
WEE the PEOPLE, a company with Westhaven roots, brings American History to life through fun, kid-sized, inspired tees based on Washington, DC’s most famous monuments and memorials.
The Preamble to the U. S. Constitution reminds us that every story has a beginning. WEE the PEOPLE’s story began with an idea to tell America's story through the people and places of our history. But co-owners Lisa McReynolds (a Westhaven resident) of Franklin, TN and Sara Lee of Alexandria, VA, don’t want children to just collect their tees, they also want children to learn, remember, and share the stories behind their designs.
“The Lincoln Memorial. The Capitol. The Washington Monument. The White House. When we visit these places, we take a piece of them home with us. Our story and America's story intertwine and grow together,” said Lisa McReynolds. “We created each one of our tee shirts to be a beautiful reminder of the American story told in these memorials. We don't want America’s history to end at the Capitol steps. We want it to flow through our neighborhoods, playgrounds, homes, and schools. Because we believe our story needs be handed down to the next generation.”
WEE the PEOPLE tees, sized for toddlers and youth, are a playful take on DC’s most famous landmarks and special events and include the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon, American Flag, and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. WEE the PEOPLE just added to their exclusive line of tees White House onesies for babies.
WEE the PEOPLE is also committed to giving back and that’s why they have partnered with The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS.org). WEE the PEOPLE will donate 5% of its net profits to help send the children of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to TAPS Good Grief Camps. TAPS offers compassionate care to those grieving the death of a loved one serving in our Armed Forces and their Good Grief Camps pair young survivors with active duty military mentors to help with their grief journey.
Sara Lee, hopes their WEE the PEOPLE tees inspire future leaders. “George, Tom, & Abe were all kids once, too. They went on to do great things, and gave every American a unique blessing. When you tell your kids their story, you give them a story to tell, a great history to be a part of. Who knows what great things they will do?”
WEE the PEOPLE tees and onesies can be found online at WeeThePeopleTee.com and on the National Mall and White House, plus in children’s and gift boutiques throughout the Washington, DC Metro area, including Georgetown, Capitol Hill, and Old Town Alexandria. “We can’t wait to share our tees and onesies with America’s smallest citizens at the Fifth Annual Westhaven Porchfest.”