Be Kind Shirt


Giving Level

$250 is the average shelter cost to adopt a therapy dog before training. Therapy animals and other forms of therapy tools can have a significant impact on a person’s wellbeing.

When you donate, you will receive one of Matthew’s most popular t-shirts. Matthew loves his “Be Kind” because it’s a great reminder to always be kind no matter what language you communicate with. Matthew hopes that the donors who buy this shirt will be kind to others and accept them regardless of their differences.

About the Artist

Matthew Dryer

Matthew was born in Spirit Lake, IA and has lived many different places but now calls Ames his home. He started his t-shirt company, AbiliTEEs, in 2018. All of Matthew’s tees send messages of positivity and support for people with disabilities. Matthew likes the independence of owning his own business. He enjoys the freedom he has to design and sell what he is passionate about.

"I love being able to spread awareness for people with disabilities because I myself am an independently employed person with a disability." - Matthew Dryer

Please note we have recently changed our name from Iowa Able Foundation to Able Up Iowa.