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 silk screen 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
- 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
- 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.