About Us

In a world where darkness and despair often prevail, we believe it's time to reignite the flames of hope and restore humanity. We are Once American, a lifestyle brand dedicated to making a difference by supporting the missions of two non-profit organizations: Flanders Fields and We Fight Monsters. Our brand's name is inspired by the belief that together, we can reclaim the ideals that were once at the core of American exceptionalism, as exemplified by Emma Lazarus's powerful words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal: "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" As a lifestyle brand, Once American strives to embody this spirit of compassion, unity, and resilience. We are committed to raising awareness about the struggles faced by our brothers and sisters and to fostering an environment of healing and growth. Our brand highlights the stories of our non-profit teams, their victories and setbacks, and the tales of hope that keep us going. Through these narratives, we aim to amplify the voices of those dedicated to ending suffering and restoring humanity.

Our Non-Profit Partners

Our two non-profit organizations, Flanders Fields and We Fight Monsters, serve as beacons of hope for those who have been pushed to the margins of society. Flanders Fields provides aid to homeless and addicted veterans, offering support and resources to help them overcome the challenges they face. By focusing on rehabilitation, empowerment, and community building, Flanders Fields aims to help our heroes reintegrate into society and live their lives with dignity and purpose. We Fight Monsters, on the other hand, champions the cause of victims of violence, genocide, sex trafficking, and narcotics trafficking. Through dedicated efforts to bring the perpetrators of these heinous acts to justice, this organization seeks not only to provide support for survivors but also to prevent future victimization. By raising awareness and fighting for justice, We Fight Monsters embodies the spirit of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity.

Our Mission

As Once American, we want to do our part in supporting these missions and contributing to their success. Our website offers a curated selection of apparel featuring quotes by great humanitarians, founding fathers, and doers of good deeds. The words emblazoned on our products serve as reminders of the values we hold dear and the ideals we strive to uphold. Proceeds from the sales of our apparel and any media placements will go directly toward furthering the missions of Flanders Fields and We Fight Monsters. By purchasing our products, you not only wear your support for these noble causes, but you also contribute to a brighter future for countless individuals.

The Power Of Unity

In the words of founding father Benjamin Franklin, "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." At Once American, we believe in the power of unity and collective action to bring about meaningful change. Our commitment to restoring humanity is unwavering, and we will continue to push forward until our vision of a world of compassion, justice, and hope is realized. As we embark on this journey, we invite you to join us in celebrating the triumphs and learning from the challenges faced by the extraordinary teams at Flanders Fields and We Fight Monsters. By sharing their stories, we seek to inspire others to take action and contribute to the cause in their own unique ways. Whether it's by raising awareness, volunteering, or supporting the missions financially, every effort counts and makes a difference in the lives of those who need it the most. Together, let us restore the spirit of "The New Colossus" and embody the values that make America truly exceptional. Let us stand united in our pursuit of a more just, compassionate, and equitable society, where suffering is met with support, and darkness is dispelled by the light of hope. As John F. Kennedy once said, "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." By supporting Once American and our associated non-profits, you take an active role in revitalizing the spirit of service and empathy that defines the best of our nation's character. Each purchase, each story shared, and each act of kindness becomes a powerful force for change, building a legacy of hope and healing that will echo through generations.

Support the Cause

Join us at Once American, as we strive to restore humanity and embrace the bright future that lies ahead. Together, we can lift the lamp of hope beside the golden door, welcoming a new era of understanding, solidarity, and love. With your support, we will forge a world where the ideals of freedom, justice, and opportunity are not just distant dreams, but tangible realities for all. To engage with Once American is to become part of a community that believes in the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of empathy. As we champion the causes of Flanders Fields and We Fight Monsters, we hope to inspire a ripple effect of positive change that extends far beyond our immediate reach. Our collective efforts will create an impact that resonates through communities, cities, and even entire nations. As we work towards a future where suffering is alleviated, and every individual has the opportunity to live a life of dignity and purpose, we look to the wisdom of those who have come before us. Thomas Jefferson's words serve as a reminder of the values we must uphold: "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government."

In the spirit of these ideals, we are dedicated to creating a platform that not only raises funds for our partner non-profits but also fosters a sense of unity and connection amongst people from all walks of life. Through the sharing of stories, experiences, and hope, we aim to build bridges of understanding and compassion that span across the divides that have long separated us. At Once American, we envision a world where the light of humanity shines brightly, illuminating the path towards a better tomorrow. With your support, we can make this vision a reality. Join us in our mission to restore humanity, uplift the downtrodden, and champion the causes of justice and compassion. Together, as Once American, we can make a difference. Together, we can heal the world. Join us…as we return to all that was…Once American.