Chicago skateshop Prosper will be raffling off a pair of rare Nike SB Dunk Low samples and four hand-dyed versions of their sold-out Grateful Dead tees to benefit Enlace Chicago, an organization whose goal is to improve the quality of life of residents of the city’s Little Village neighborhood.

The rare sample pair has a similar construction to the “Red Patent Leather” colorway that released in 2015, though there are some obvious differences. The red textile mesh base is white on this sample pair and is also used for the toebox, which came in red patent leather on the retail release. Also of note is the outsole — the one on the retail release was translucent red, but this sample pair’s outsole is icy clear.

The Grateful Dead tees were released earlier this year to coincide with the launch of the Grateful Dead Dunks and featured a design by local artist Eric Pagsanjan. The OG tees came in white, though the ones in this raffle were hand-dyed by Judy Lynn textile design studio.

Enlace Chicago provides the Little Village neighborhood with resources to promote health, education, and violence prevention, as well as free legal services and policy advocacy for immigrant families. The money donated in this raffle will help the organization launch its “EnlacARTe” program, which will provide the youth of the neighborhood a safe space for art creation and education.

The raffle will open at 11AM CT on August 20th and will end at 7PM CT on August 30th. To participate in the raffle, head over to the Featured Apparel section of Prosper’s website to make a donation of $3 and indicate your tee size. One donation of $3 equals one entry. There will be five winners: four tee winners and one Nike SB Dunk Low sample winner. Additional details in Prosper’s IG post below.

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We’re raffling away four @_judylynn hand-dyed versions of our sold out “Grateful Dead” Tees and a rare “Sample” pair of @nikesb Dunk Low—all together Thursday 8/20 via an online donation raffle at prosperskateshop.com. The raffle will open at 11AM CST on 8/20 and will end at 7PM CST on 8/30. There will only be four sizes available (M, L, XL, XXL) of the Prosper x Judy Lynn “Grateful Dead” Tees. Judy Lynn is a textile design studio with a focus on home goods, wearables, and other miscellanea. We’ve decided to partner up with @enlace.chicago to provide financial support for their “EnlacARTe’ program and services. We feel that it’s important for us to give back to the Little Village community and do everything we can to support programs that help the youth in our neighborhood. To Participate in the raffle, check our Featured Apparel section of our website, make a donation of $3, and indicate your tee size. One donation of $3 equals one entry. You can enter the raffle as many times as you like and purchase more than one entry per raffle, please keep note that the raffle entries are non-refundable. We will be choosing 5 winners. Winners will be contacted via email with instructions on how to receive their winnings. All donations will be given directly to Enlace Chicago, and will go towards their “EnlacARTe” initiatives—The funds raised from this raffle will allow them to continue the EnlacARTe program. It will give them the opportunity to launch its first official program. They plan on purchasing art materials, such as an airbrush compressor, specialized leather paint, exterior paint for murals, acrylic paint, various size canvas boards, and healthy meals for participants during group activities. With these supplies, they will be able to set up a space dedicated and specific to creating memories and skills for EnlacARTe participants. “The EnlacARTe program is a 6-week program that combines the principles of trauma‐informed care, and art classes to provide a forum for youth ages 14 – 24.” 📸: @organic_eyes 🖼: @ericpagsanjan

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