Shield Republic Foundation donation 2020

In honor of fallen first responders, Shield Republic Foundation donates more than $365K to bereaved families

Through apparel fundraisers, American lifestyle brand shatters all goals to raise support for families and units of fallen officers, first responders, K9s

Smithfield, N.C. — July 17, 2020 — Following a successful first quarter raising more than $106K for the families of fallen first responders and police officers, Shield Republic Foundation, the charitable arm of the patriotic lifestyle brand Shield Republic, announced today that they have donated more than $365K by the end of the second quarter June 30.

The foundation raised and distributed a grand total of $365,422.26 between January 1 and June 30 through their “Hold the Line” apparel fundraiser campaigns featuring the sale of honorary t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies, ladies’ tank tops and decals made in the USA. Every Hold the Line campaign honors a recently fallen first responder, police officer, or K9 police dog serving a community in the U.S. All net proceeds from each sale go to the fallen officer’s family or unit.

To date, donations have mostly been disbursed to the families of police officers. Two campaigns were devoted to fallen firefighters and five campaigns honored fallen K9 dogs.

“We are tremendously gratified and humbled by the outpouring of love and support from the Shield Republic community in honor of our country’s brave and self-sacrificial first responders,” said Charlie Romero, spokesperson for Shield Republic. “This new number blows away the previous accomplishments and sets the bar at a new all-time high. It shows how much our nation values the work of our protectors and first responders in these especially tumultuous times and affirms our need for these brave heroes.”

View previous Hold the Line fundraisers at

Shield Republic Foundation gives back to the community through a number of fundraising campaigns every year, including Hold the Line fundraisers for families and units of first responders as well as the Christmas To Give program, which brings Christmas cheer and gifts to financially vulnerable families, as well as Helping Hands, a charitable program through which the company donates aid directly to local communities in the form of clothing, personal items, cash, and other types of critical support.

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About Shield Republic

Established in 2016, Shield Republic is an American lifestyle brand based outside Raleigh, North Carolina. The company offers creative, fresh apparel and merchandise embodying American pride. Everything sold by Shield Republic is designed and manufactured in the United States. Shield Republic appeals to patriotic Americans passionate about personal strength, second amendment rights and military strength. Through Shield Republic Foundation, the company shows appreciation to soldiers, first responders and their families.

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