Local stores designing ‘Dayton Strong’ merchandise to help relief efforts

A few examples of some of the tornado merchandise available in the aftermath of the Memorial Day tornadoes. Some or all of the proceeds will benefit tornado causes. CONTRIBUTED

Some local clothing stores are selling new T-shirt designs to support the victims of the Memorial Day tornadoes.

The shirts will offer the community a way to visibly show their support and help give back, with proceeds supporting relief efforts.


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BIRCH in Tipp City is selling T-shirts to support the victims of the Memorial Day tornadoes. There is a "419" version of the shirt to support the Celina area and a "937" version to support the Dayton area. (Source: BIRCH Facebook)


BIRCH is selling T-shirts, and all proceeds will go to families who are trying to rebuild. The “937 strong” shirt profits will go to families in the Dayton area, while the “419 strong” profits will go to families in Celina.

Youth to adult 4XL sizes are available, all for $20. You can order the shirts on their Facebook page by replying in the comments and paying by PayPal, at their store at 108 E. Main St. in Tipp City or you can call 937-203-1803 to order.

How to order: Stop by their store, located at 108 E. Main Street | Call 937-203-1803 | Facebook


This gift shop at the Mall at Fairfield Commons will be offering these charcoal “Dayton strong” shirts for $20. Small through XXL sizes will be available. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Dayton Foodbank.

The shirts are scheduled to be in store next week.

How to order: In store, 2727 Fairfield Commons #E181, Beavercreek or preorder now on Facebook by sending a private message to Olde Farmstead in Beavercreek


Jacquie Roser, the owner of J. Elizabeth boutique in Mason, has relatives in the Dayton area and has created "Dayton Strong" T-shirts, with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to the City of Dayton for relief efforts, according to the website.

“Being from the Cincinnati area and having family in Dayton, these horrible events really hit home, and I knew I wanted to help,” Roser said on the homepage of a new website she launched specifically to help the city of Dayton.

$2,500 has been raised to date, according to the website.

Youth and toddler shirts will be available for $22, and adult shirts will be $25.

How to order: Website


The downtown Dayton bar is currently sold out of its #DaytonStrong bracelets for $10, with 100% of proceeds donated to the Dayton Foundation’s Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund. Supplies are limited. We will let you know if more become available in the future.

Barrel House will be selling #DaytonStrong bracelets for $10, with 100% of proceeds donated to the Dayton Foundation’s Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund. Supplies are limited. CONTRIBUTED



Amber Aslakson, a Dayton native now living in Minnesota, is selling her own version of #DaytonStrong shirts through her boutique’s website. Shirts are $12 each with $5 going to relief efforts at The Heavy Metal Church of Christ in Northridge. So far, she’s raised about $600 in donations.

How to order: Website


This church will be selling $15. All proceeds will go to fund relief efforts around our community. For updates on when the shirts will be available and how to order, see the church's Facebook page.

How to order: Facebook


The pizzeria in Huber Heights is selling  Survivor shirts for $15.

How to order: Facebook 


Dayton Strong Tees from Piper Street in Franklin are $24 each, with a portion of sales going to tornado relief. If you purchase a tee, you will get the sparkly red earrings for free. Piper Street is located at 8401 Claude Thomas Road in Franklin.

How to order: In store, 8401 Claude Thomas Road, Franklin.


This business is selling shirts in store for $15 ($18 for 2XL & 3XL). 100% of the proceeds from these shirts will go directly to The Dayton Foodbank. The store is not accepting pre-orders via phone, message or comment but invites customers to stop by during business hours at 4025 Marshall Road Kettering. For more information, call (937) 979-4644. The store plans to stock shelves each weekday at noon and Saturdays at 10 a.m. Shirts are first come, first served.

How to order: In person at store, 4025 Marshall Road in Kettering. Hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays .

Second Street Market 

Dayton Strong tees will be available at Second Street Market in Dayton, open Thursday through Sunday. These shirts will go for $20.

How to order: In store only at 600 E. 2nd St., Dayton

Lunar Habits Apparel 

Lunar Habits Apparel will be selling a variety of Dayton Strong T-shirts on Etsy, with proceeds going toward relief efforts. Prices range from $18 to $20. There are community specific T-shirts, including Northridge, Trotwood, Brookville, Beavercreek and Celina.

How to order: Online

Know of any other merchandise that will support tornado relief? Send us the details at contact@dayton.com or message us on Facebook.

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