SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — There’s a new line of sun protective gear with a mission to protect the homeless who are at a high risk for skin cancer. Two St. Pete entrepreneurs started ShapeShifter Fish and Friends last year. The shirts are covered in fun, geometric-inspired animals the kids will love. Co-founders Maria Aller and Andre Hill joined GDL to talk about their gear and their mission. Shortly after they launched their line, they noticed a void in the homeless community. A portion of the proceeds from every ShapeShifter shirt sold goes towards providing sun protection for those in need. The project is called Project FIN which stands for “Friends in Need.” To find out more visit www.SSFishandFriends.com
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