LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A recent mural by local artist Ben Runco on the side of Shop Local Kentucky’s warehouse has become so popular, the retailer is now making sweatshirts with the design.
According to a post on social media, Shop Local Kentucky says, “Y’all asked after @sleeplessjack’s fun mural! We originally weren’t going to do a Mittened Man shirt because the mittened man was doing one himself to raise funds for meals on wheels! However, he sold out and won’t be restocking, so we thought it may be a great way to give back in the bluegrass!”
According to the retail site, 20% of the proceeds from the Mittened Man crewneck sweatshirt will benefit Arbor Youth Services based in Lexington.
The post explains that the group, “works to end youth homelessness by providing a safe and supportive environment to youth who have suffered abuse, abandonment, or are at risk of victimization.”
The sweatshirt is $38 and is available online, HERE.