LEWES, Del.- Shoppers in the First Town in the First State have a new way of giving back to the community.

The new "Lewes Design" is featured on tea towels, posters, and notecards. The design includes Lewes landmarks, phrases, and logos of a number of local nonprofits including the MERR Institute, Lewes in Bloom and the Fort Miles Historical Association.

Andrea Spuck, owner of Lewes Gourmet, produced the design created by British Designer Victoria Eggs. Spuck says a portion of the sales in the store will be split among the nonprofits, though purchases from a specific nonprofit will go directly into that particular organization.

"It just feels good to have something that is available, that fits a niche, that is going to bring joy to people," Spuck says. "Whether you are here because you come to the beach once a year--you are going to see something on the towel which is why you come to the beach--or whether you live here and are a Beebe baby [you'll see] why this is home to you."

The Lewes Design's colors are the exact shades of Cape Henlopen School District's Blue and Gold and Overfalls Red. The design can be purchased at Lewes Gourmet, located at 110 Front Street. 

The nonprofits participating in the design are Children's Beach House, Coastal Concerts, Fort Miles Historical Association, Friends of the Lewes Public Library, Lewes Historical Society, Lewes in Bloom, the Overfalls Foundation, and the Village Volunteers.

Sand N Stones owner Michele Buckler licensed the use of the Lewes shield and phrase "Living the Lewes Life" free of charge to the project, and will offer affordable framing of the posters and tea towels in support of the project.