While attending the Cystic Fibrosis Concert Series at the Granada Theatre in Dallas, I couldn’t help but notice a table that hosted an awesome array of T-shirts donning some guitar-shaped typography. Things of this nature naturally attract me due to my compounded love for anything music, design and fashion related. Besides, who doesn’t just love a good T-shirt? As a result, I started noticing charities were actually quite talented at creating some design-worthy threads. In addition, we have a rule here at YourCause – T-shirts are welcomed any day of the week as long as they are charity themed. Besides, buying a charity’s merchandise often means a certain percentage goes to their initiatives. So, it’s a win-win. Here are a few of my favorite T’s and charities that make it their due diligence to create fanciful threads for a good cause. Enjoy!
Common Threadz – Helps orphans & vulnerable children in developing nations to reach their full potential through the empowerment of the children, their caretakers & the local grass roots community organizations that support them. A huge part of their fundraising initiative is through their T-shirt campaigns that provide seamstress jobs in Africa, raise money for children’s school uniforms and give donations to artists around the world.
Yellow Bird Project – Sells t-shirt designs created and designed by indie rock musicians to benefit charities of their choice.
TWLOHA – always updates their tshirt designs (I am a proud owner of one too). The non-profit dedicates itself to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.
Ellen & The Trevor Project The Ellen DeGeneres Show will donate a portion of the net proceeds it receives from the sale of this product to The Trevor Project, an organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Movember – Since it’s Movember, the month where men grow gnarly mustaches to show their support for men’s health I thought I’d add their nifty t-shirt to the list.
Hard Rock Cafe & Why Hunger – Join together for a John Lennon inspired t-shirt that supports partners in Haiti, Kenya, Thailand and India fight to end childhood hunger and poverty.
– Lizette Romero