Wander Wabash County

June 12, 2020 / 5 mins read

Contact: Melissa Ford melissa@cfwabash.org

For Immediate Release

Date: 06/12/2020

Wander Wabash County – A North Manchester Native Creates T-Shirts to benefit Wabash County

In March, Wilson Nettleton, a North Manchester native, contacted the Community Foundation with the idea of creating Wander Wabash County t-shirts to benefit Wabash County needs. Nettleton, a current Ball State student studying Entrepreneurship Management and the founder of The Wander Brand and DonaTees, established his apparel company in January of 2020 with the mission of inspiring people to fulfill their curiosity while simultaneously making the world a better place. Ten percent of the proceeds from each apparel collection benefits a different nonprofit organization including Wild Earth Allies, Our Companions Animal Shelter, WildAid, and the Ocean Foundation.

In speaking about his inspiration for creating the Wander Brand, Wilson said, "I have always loved to adventure, travel, and backpack. This was the root of my inspiration for my clothing brand (The Wander Brand). After serving as an ambassador for another small brand called LIV Apparel, I found a passion for clothing and apparel. Then, I combined my affinity for travel and curiosity into my own brand early this year."

The Community Foundation was pleased to partner with Nettleton who wanted to support Wabash County needs. To provide support, Nettleton is donating 40% of the Wander Wabash t-shirt proceeds to the Community Foundation's unrestricted endowment to support early childhood education initiatives and the One85 comprehensive countywide plan announced at Grow Wabash County's State of the Communities event in February. More on the One 85 Plan can be found on www.growwabashcounty.com. In speaking about Wabash County and the Community Foundation, Nettleton said, "I love this county and I am glad to call it home. I also support the work and the mission of the Community Foundation, and I want to help the Foundation continue to serve Wabash County's greatest needs."

We owe our profound thanks to Wilson for his commitment to Wabash County and his desire to help others. To purchase a Wander Wabash County t-shirt, visit www.donatess.org.