From little league to high school band to church missions trips, there is almost always some sort of fund raiser going on. Some fundraising techniques are more effective than others. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the idea of custom designed t-shirts as fundraisers.

Most people love t-shirts and are willing to buy them for a wide variety of reasons or causes. Some buy t-shirts for their children’s or friend’s sports teams, some buy them to represent an organization, and some even buy them just to support a fundraiser.

Because clothing is something that can be used over and over again, it is a lot more likely for the majority of people to be willing to spend money on a t-shirt as opposed to something like a bag of popcorn. Particularly when effort was put into the design and the shirt looks well done, they are almost always a hit.

So what are some ways to use t-shirts as your own fundraiser?

If you’re raising money for an organization, start by coming up with a design that incorporates the name of that organization. As for anything, make the design unique to your organization, but broad enough to appeal to a larger audience.

If you’re raising money for a trip, put the place you are visiting on the design for the shirt. Create a unique and eye catching design that will make people want to buy the shirt. If it is a church related trip, maybe include a bible verse. If it is for a specific activity or club, come up with a clever phrase associated with that club.

T-shirts with clever or funny phrases often attract people. Graphic tees are a very wide-spread trend and often a cool abstract design is enough to draw people in. There are so many possibilities when it comes to designing a t-shirt for your fundraiser.

The average t-shirt fundraiser sells shirts at prices anywhere from $10-$35, and sometimes more, depending on the complexity of the design, the material of the shirt, and whether the shirt is long sleeve or short sleeve. Because we offer competitive prices on the production of your designed t-shirts, this type of fundraiser is very successful.

When deciding what type of shirt to create, consider your audience, your message, your intended audience and even the season in which you are going to be selling your product. These things should influence your design choices because they affect the purchasing decisions of your audience.

At River City Screenprinting & Embroidery, you can bring in your own artwork or let our team of talented team create amazing work for you. For more information about how to submit your artwork or request a quote visit We are very excited to work with people on their fundraisers so request a quote and see what we can do for you!