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HALF UNITED embodies season of giving

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The Wilmington-based company sells accessories like necklaces and bracelets through retail stores across the country and locally in the Wilmington area. The Wilmington-based company sells accessories like necklaces and bracelets through retail stores across the country and locally in the Wilmington area.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - This time of year officially signals the season of giving, but for one Wilmington business, that season lasts all year long.

Christian Black and his sister Carmin Black, co-founded their company, HALF UNITED, to help end world hunger.

The Wilmington-based company sells accessories like necklaces and bracelets through retail stores across the country and locally in the Wilmington area.  Half of all the profits the company brings in go towards meals for starving people.

"We started with $200 and just worked our way up to now we are in Nordstrom," said Christian Black. "We're partnered with Tom's Shoes now.  We're in Barnes and Noble and hundreds of retail stores across the United States."

The company's main product is a necklace that holds a recycled bullet casing.  Black said it symbolizes HALF UNITED's fight to end world hunger.

He said the company has helped provide 90 thousand meals for impoverished people in Wilmington, Boston, Cambodia, and Fiji.

"Ninety thousand meals is just the tip of the iceberg," said Black.  "Our goal is to end the global hunger epidemic."

HALF UNITED's products can be found in local stores like Hallelu, Bloke and Aqua Fedora.

To learn more about the company's mission, visit their official website: halfunited.com

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