Pride with a Purpose | The Story of the Wildcat Wearhouse
We all know the story. Mary McLeod Bethune, opened the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls with $1.50, faith in God and five little girls: Lena, Lucille, and Ruth Warren, Anna Geiger, Celest Jackson. It's the origin story of the Great Bethune-Cookman University. Students from all corners of the world and all walks of life have chosen BCU to groom them academically. Many have walked the yards and perused the buildings with a sense of pride and legacy that can only be found at an HBCU. These institutions serve as precious pillars and anchors to our communities. They are as valuable today as they've ever been. For this reason, we must continue to protect them at all cost. We must protect them with our time, we must protect with them out talents, and most importantly we must protect them with our dollars.
Over the years my wife and I have been big on giving back to the school that has given us so much. After all, Bethune-Cookman is the reason we met. So if BCU doesn't give me anything else, it's given me enough. There's a sense of gratitude for our beloved institution but our financial resources are limited by the maintenance and livelihood of our family. This is the reason why The Wildcat Wearhouse was founded. This venture gives us an opportunity merge the traditions and legacy of Bethune Cookman University to bring you clothing product that can inspire Wildcats near and far. We wanted to find a common way to do an uncommon thing: Give. Giving means different things to different people. To us it means ushering in a new era of Bethune Cookman inspired apparel that spans generations of students. It means committing a portion of all revenues directly back to the institution on a recurring basis. If BCU is going to survive and perhaps even thrive, it will take efforts big and small for us to become who Mother Mary always knew we would be.