Rags Of Honor LLC
Rags of Honor is a top-quality screen printing organization that has the mission of providing employment and services to homeless veterans. The proceeds go directly to employ the veterans who are producing the garments at the Rags of Honor facility.
We set out to make a difference for those who have served our country by building a company that honors their service. At Rags of Honor we pay a living wage, offer continuing education and training and help our veterans with life skills that they need to continue their life’s journey with dignity.
Rags of Honor was created with the mission that all homeless veterans can regain their lives if given the stability and dignity of a good-paying job as a starting point. Mark Doyle, the founder, and CEO of the company saw firsthand the sacrifice of servicemen and women in Afghanistan. He was sickened by the injustice of homeless veterans in Chicago and chose to make a difference. In response, Doyle created Rags of Honor as the only silkscreen shop that is 100% operated by homeless and unemployed veterans with the mission to provide them with an opportunity to rebuild their lives after serving in the U.S. military. The main office of Rags of Honor is in Chicago, Illinois where they also operate their manufacturing facility and warehouse.
- Last year, 300,000 veterans were homeless for at least one night in America.
- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 57,849 veterans are homeless on any given night.
- The number of young, homeless veterans is increasing. In 2010, it is estimated that 12,700 veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation New Dawn (OND) were homeless.
About 1.4 million military veterans are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, a glaring lack of support networks and dismal living conditions in overcrowded, substandard housing. (source: National Coalition For Homeless Veterans)
Often, when people support veterans, they are unsure about the details of how the funds will be used. When you buy apparel from Rags of Honor, you know your contribution directly supports the employment of and assistance for homeless veterans.