SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Co-Owner/Co-Founder of SYR Clothing Co. and Syracuse City School District Teacher, Taylor Sourwine, created and developed winter beanie hats to fundraise in remembrance of her former third-grade student, Brexialee Torres-Ortiz.

Sourwine had taught Brexi at Seymour-Dual Language Academy.

“She remembers how great of a kid Brexi was and how talented she was. Knowing how sweet hearted she was, Taylor thinks Brexi would want everyone to stay warm with a winter hat which drove the decision to feature this cuffed beanie in her honor,” said SYR Clothing Co.

Taylor says Brexi was a true angel of Syracuse.

The SYR Clothing Co. will be donating 100% of the profits made from the beanie sale to the Torres-Ortiz family. This initiative aligns with the mission of the clothing company of giving back to the Central New York community according to SYR Clothing Co.

To purchase a beanie, you can visit their website.