Since the pandemic started, four businesses have closed on Susie Wroble’s block in the Short North.
Each time she walks by their empty storefronts, her heart breaks, she said.
Now Wroble, who has lived in the Short North for over five years, has begun a fundraiser to help the local businesses that share her neighborhood.
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“The Short North is the heart of our amazing, colorful, unique city, and I want to help support in any way I can,” she said.
With a background in design, Wroble is constantly coming up with projects for herself. During the holidays, she decided to make herself a collegiate-inspired Short North graphic crewneck sweatshirt.
“Once I designed the graphic and had it printed, it occurred to me that maybe some other folks would want one too,” Wroble said.
She posted her idea on social media, and figured a few friends would join in. The response, she said, has been amazing.
Wroble is working with local printing company Egelhoff Sports. To order a sweatshirt with a minimum donation of $20, you can use this Google form. The deadline for orders is Jan. 15, and all proceeds will be donated to non profit organization the Short North Alliance.
“Their hard work directly impacts our local businesses,” Wroble said.