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Special Tees 250 Buel Avenue Staten Island New York Special Tees is a not for profit business located in Staten Island, New York. More than clever wordplay, the name Special Tees reflects a workforce made up almost exclusively of people with mental health problems. You see Special Tees was originally designed as a work program for the mentally impaired. With a grant from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, they wanted to start a business that would put patients to work, and so Special Tees was born. But over the next 12 years, Special Tees turned into a successful business operation. As the operation became stable, Special Tees built a regular client base that now consists of several Little Leagues, basketball camps, firehouses and corporate giants like JP Morgan Chase and Bear Stearns. They also provide shirts to NBC's ""Saturday Night Live"" for the crew and for promotional giveaways. Special Tees has grown so much it's relocated twice to gain more space. It now operates a sales office on Buel Avenue where orders are taken and designs are created. Production takes place within the facility of Community Resources, a larger nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities. Special Tees is a division of Community Resources. Our Mission: Provide Training and employment to traditionally “unemployable” individuals. Operate a growing business dedicated to securing employment through training in a controlled, secure environment that understands the difficulties of daily functioning with a mental illness and/or developmental disability. Why buy from Special Tees: Special Tees has been in business since 1995. Special Tees specializes in the production of a full line of custom screened, Tackle Twilled, Embroidered merchandise and Advertising Specialty items. Awarded the New York City Mayor's Small Business Award. As a non profit business every penny earned over cost goes back into our program to better serve the mentally and developmentally disabled. We offer our clients: Low Minimums Free Price Quotes on all Merchandise Excellent customer service All Work Done to Professional Standards Huge array of merchandise