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Charity T-Shirts Sold By Model To Help Seriously Ill Children.

Kate Moss

Model Kate Moss is now selling charity t-shirt in hopes of raising $150,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The Starlight Children’s Foundation develops programs that educate, entertain and inspire seriously ill children. Moss’ hand drawn limited edition t-shirt will be part of her new TopShop collection and proceeds will go direct to the Foundation. The t-shirt is cream color, 100% cotton and is being sold for £20.00. For more information or to purchase the charity t-shirt visit the Kate Moss Top Shop. Via: All Headline News

Use T-Shirts for Unique Fundraising Opportunities

Fund-raising. Ugh. There aren’t many hyphenated words that send such a shiver down my spine. I used to really get into it; I always sold the most hoagies and doughnuts for marching band in high school. I even (gasp!) went door-to-door in my old neighborhood selling candles and wrapping paper when I was a 10 year old. I don’t know if it was a lot safer 25 years ago, or if people were more trusting, but out I went, the youngest traveling salesman in the neighborhood. Ironically as an adult, I absolutely despise attending or participating in almost every kind of fund-raising activity. If you feel the same way, but still need some fund-raising ideas, this one just might inspire you to hit the pavement (or at least hit up your family, friends, and coworkers).

How about selling t-shirts as a fund-raiser? Because t-shirts are so cheap to produce and to print on, this is a virtual money-maker that can’t’ lose. Everyone needs clothes, and lots of people hate going to the store. It’s hard to turn down a good bargain, and that’s exactly what a fund-raising t-shirt is–a high-quality article of clothing for a great price. Who wouldn’t like that?

OK, so what’s the hook? Maybe it’s supporting a charity. Every charity has its supporters–from breast cancer research to Alzheimer’s to fair trade to saving the environment–and can always use more funds to continue their work. Hosting a t-shirt drive is one way these organizations can raise money at the local level. Why not buy a t-shirt emblazoned with the symbol of the cause you feel strongly about? You most likely want to get others involved in your charity and buying a t-shirt through a charity fund-raiser is a great way to do it.

What if your kids’ school is trying to raise money for new playground equipment or new books for the library? Selling t-shirts is the way to go! Teachers, especially elementary ones, like for their classes to all wear the same tee on field trips–it makes it easy to identify them in a crowd–and it’s an easy way to raise money for the school. Bearing the name of the school, maybe it’s mascot or theme, and perhaps the school song, this tee is sure to be worn by everyone in the school; students, teachers, staff, administrators, and even parents or grandparents.

Maybe your church’s youth group is hoping to take a trip out of the area to do some mission work or to go to camp. Again, this is a great opportunity to sell some t-shirts. Church congregations are nearly captive audiences to the sales pitch, and are eager to help support the young people who attend their church. Groups of teens who are engaged in something helpful such as a mission trip, or who are staying out of trouble and learning more about their faith are activities that the adults of a church will support. If that means buying a t-shirt or two, there’s no doubt that they’ll do so.

There are many fund-raising opportunities in which selling t-shirts is a great way to go. It’s unique, inexpensive to supply, and cheap to purchase, plus, it gives people something tangible for their support.


Pink T-Shirts and Breast Cancer Walks Raise Money and Awareness


Breast Cancer walks have been an incredible way for organizations such as the Avon Foundation and Susan G. Komen to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research and education. Actress Reese Witherspoon was named the Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation and gave a speech at the walk’s closing ceremonies. As with most of the walkers Witherspoon was wearing the bright pink Avon Walk for Breast cancer T-Shirt.

The Avon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1955 with a mission to improve the lives of women and their families. Today that mission is brought to life through two key initiatives: the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, which advances access to care and finding a cure, with a focus on the medically underserved; and the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program which works to end the cycle of domestic violence, with a special focus on children.

Via: Ecorazzi and Bricks and Stones Gossip

An Example of T-Shirt Fundraising – Selling T-Shirts to Help a High School Leukemia Patient

We like to highlight inspiring stories of individuals who use t-shirts to raise money for causes that are important to them. The owner of Sardo’s Pizza in Largo, Florida started selling pink t-shirts with his late sister and 18 year old Emily Lester who suffered a relapse of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January. Lester is currently receiving extensive chemotherapy treatment for the disease while awaiting a second bone marrow transplant at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis. Sardo is trying to help Lester with the large hospital bills. To help out or buy a t-shirt to support Lester contact Sardo. You can also check out tbnweekly for more information on this story.


Filmmaker to wear one t-shirt for 126 days

A New Zealand filmmaker really wants to attend Film Academy in New York from July to November. Jamie Lawrence came up with the idea to sell advertising on his t-shirt and wear the SAME t-shirt for 126 days. The 126 days is the number of days he will be at the Film Academy. The t-shirt will have the phrase ‘They’ve got my back!’ and sponsors will fill the rest. Jaime will be studying screenwriting and acting for film. While he has only a few sponsors so far he stated “I’m incredibly stoked and so grateful to gain sponsorship from people who not only believe in my dream but also who believe in me. It’s pretty humbling.”


Jaime is hoping to raise $20,000 to make his dream of attending the Film Academy a reality. If you want to support Jaime please visit www.2thebigapple.com.

Source: Scoop


An Example of T-Shirt Fundraising – Selling T-Shirts to Help a Cancer Foundation

T-Shirts are a great way to raise money for what you care about and sometimes you will find that it can bring people together. Sixteen juniors in Wilton High School will shave their heads and sell t-shirts on March 13th to raise money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The Foundation is a volunteer based organization that works that focuses on childhood cancer. The head shaving event is done in honor of Brent McCressh who was diagnosed with cancer at the young age of two and a half. The McCressh family is hoping to raise $300,000 in 2008 and the Wilton students are doing what they can to help out and hope to raise $50,000. The idea of head shaving was to help the kids who have cancer to not feel out of place. But the fundraising will be done primarily by selling t-shirts.


Last November they ordered 70 shirts and people bought up the shirts so they ordered another 150 in January and sold them in the first week. The students are excited to raise money and unite Wilton students at the same time. The students have raise $2000 so far and are not stopping until they raise more money to donate. If you want to help or learn more visit brentswarriors.org, stbaldricks.org and the Acorn-Online.

Student Designed a T-Shirt to Help Tornado Victims

As we have mentioned before, t-shirts are a great way to fundraise for a cause. Senior Molly Brown of Jonesboro High School in Arkansas is doing what she can to make a difference. As a student she was unable to go an help in the recovery but she did come up with a great idea to do her part. Brown decided to design a t-shirt, sell it, and give the profits to the tornado victims. In an interview with Region 8 news she is wearing a sweatshirt with the phrase “Recover, Rebuild Region 8. The t-shirt she has for sale has nine towns from Region 8 who were hit by the tornado.

Source: KAIT

Create Buzz and Make Money from Custom Band T-Shirts

So, you’re starting a band. You’ve got the talent, the people, and the drive. Practices have been going well, and you are ready to start booking gigs. The next step is to get the word out—generate a buzz, so people will want to book you or come see what you’re about. There are plenty of ways to advertise your band. In this technological age, the options can actually get overwhelming: posters, postcards, email, websites, online social networks and publications, newspapers, text messages, and more. Where to start? What’s going to help you the most for the least amount of money?

One solid option for advertising your band is to design and order custom t-shirts. Making your band’s name a brand image that people recognize can go a long way with word-of-mouth advertising. Also, t-shirts will give you many opportunities to talk up your band, and even to make money. Depending on what your top priorities are, you can sell the t-shirts at your shows or online, to raise money for your band. You can also just give them away if all you really want to do is spread the word as quickly as possible and give your fans a way to show their support. You can wear the shirts yourselves, at your shows, and just around town—maybe people will ask about your cool t-shirt and you’ll get to tell them about your band!

With t-shirts, you have the opportunity to design your own logo—a creative way to start putting your band out there visually. You can work simply with your band’s name, or you can add images and contact info onto the t-shirts to give fans even more of a chance to follow up. Making the t-shirts can be a great way to solidify your band’s image: how do you want the world to see you? What kind of band do you want to be? Creating a logo and images to go on a t-shirt can really help start this discussion between you and your band mates.

Some other ideas for band t-shirts include: creating a tagline for your band, as a kind of teaser to intrigue people; responses from fans or critics—nothing too long, just some simple glowing reviews; a list of past and upcoming dates; an advertisement for a specific upcoming show that’s particularly exciting; actual contact information for your band, like a website or phone number that fans can contact for more information.

If you have a band that you’re excited about, and you want to take your marketing to the next step, custom t-shirts could be the way to go. Designing the shirts will give your band a chance to get creative in a different way, to brainstorm about your image, and to be proud of what you’re doing. Wearing the t-shirts will help you advertise and spread your excitement. Plus, you can sell or give away the t-shirts to eager fans who will turn around and talk you up to more and more people. Give it a try: see what happens!