Buy a t-shirt to help save a small business!

The Southern Illinois Strong t-shirt campaign is a fundraiser benefiting small businesses in Southern Illinois through grants. The campaign is presented and organized by State Representatives Terri Bryant, Nathan Reitz, Dave Severin, Patrick Windhorst, and State Senators Dale Fowler and Paul Schimpf in conjunction with the Southern Illinois Community Foundation.  

Whether it's a delicious meal at your favorite diner, beautiful flowers from your local florist, or a nice trim at your nearby hairdresser - small businesses provide so much and are the lifeblood of our rural small towns. They are struggling through this unprecedented crisis. Let's come together to support them to make sure they survive. Buy a t-shirt or make a donation (or both) to support the cause!

Contact for any questions or if you'd like to become a sponsor. For check donations, please send them to

SICF - Southern Illinois Strong (PO Box 1772, Marion, IL 62959). 

Thank you to our sponsors!:

(To become a sponsor, please email for more details. Sponsors have donated $1,000 or more to the cause.)

All Stars-N-Stitches, Benton

Herb & Thyra Russell

State Rep. Terri Bryant

State Rep. Nathan Reitz

State Rep. Dave Severin 

State Rep. Patrick Windhorst

State Senator Dale Fowler

Legence Bank 

Banterra Bank

Ameren Illinois

Samron Midwest

Campaign and website not at taxpayer expense.