Couple Launches Hat Company; Gives Part Of Proceeds To Public Schools

Friday, February 23, 2018
Olivia Connor was a resident in the local Project Inspire teacher residency program when she realized the need for more funding for Chattanooga's public schools so that students have every possible opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

She and her husband Ty came up with a creative, innovative way to add more funding to the Hamilton County Department of Education-- and make an impact on the local schools.  It is called 'Hattanooga'.

Hattanooga is a hat company - "one with great purpose and passion for giving back to the community.

For every hat sold, Hattanooga gives $5 to support Chattanooga-area schools and programs through microgrants.

Since they launched their website in November, Hattanooga has already sold more than 150 hats and plans to soon begin selling in local stores.


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