Kent Downtown Partnership launches Kent Strong campaign

T-shirts, hoodies for sale as fundraiser for KDP

The Kent Downtown Partnership (KDP) has announced the launch of the #KentStrong T-shirt and hoodie campaign.

Proceeds benefit the KDP for future downtown programing, events and small businesses advocacy.

“Kent has always been a resilient community, but no one could have prepared us for the unrivaled impacts COVID- 19, as well as the current social injustice and violence peppering our news sources,” said KDP executive director Gaila Gutierrez in a press release. “Whether losing a loved one, unemployment, racial inequality and/or stress and weariness of lockdown, we’re all dealing with our challenges in different ways. We’re definitely looking forward to better times ahead.”

Gutierrez explained the reason behind the campaign.

“The goal of this campaign is to show our sense of community in a time of need and display our spirit and strength,” she said. “The Kent Downtown Partnership has been serving our community for 28 years. We are the cheerleaders for residents and small businesses, defenders of our downtown and promoters of history and local culture. The talking ‘bubble’ of the design represents communication; #KentStrong speaks to our resilience, innovation and most of all, heart. We hope to see all of Kent wearing one of these to show their fierce #KentStrong attitude that nothing can keep us down.”

T-shirts and hoodies are available in men and women sizes in white or light grey. Prices range from $22 to $38 plus shipping. Free shipping for orders of $75 or more.

To order, visit

The Kent Downtown Partnerships is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen commerce and promote growth in historic downtown Kent through programs and events that celebrate our unique and diverse community and culture.

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