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You’ve committed to take a mission trip.
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Accepting the call to passionately and humbly serve others away from home is admirable. Now comes the first big challenge – funding your mission trip travel and living expenses. Whether the mission field is a few hours or days away, it will take more than a hope and prayer to get and keep you there. Don’t despair, you have options – the easiest of which is a fundraising campaign.
Now, before you start mixing up a gazillion batches of cakes, cookies and brownies or licking stamps for those support letters, consider a T-shirt fundraising campaign. T-shirts are the easiest and most popular item to sell for mission trip fundraising. Here’s why…
T-Shirts are worn and loved by all! They are customizable with countless styles, colors and design options. A customized t-shirt is personal and unique to you! T-shirts serve as a reward and thank you to donors for their support of your mission trip and life-changing experience. T-shirts become a walking billboard as they are worn by all your supporters, bonus!!
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T-Shirts are Profitable for Mission Trip Fundraising!
Ready to get started?
Follow these helpful tips for creating your mission trip fundraiser t-shirt:
Design: When deciding on a design, keep it simple and relatable while representing the heart of your mission. Consider a quote or scripture verse that exemplifies your cause to instantly appeal and connect with people beyond your immediate community. Once someone connects with a design, they are more likely to buy and share your mission trip fundraiser to their community which increases your opportunities for raising money.
Synergy: T-shirt Fundraising can be a group effort! If you and a friend are going on the same mission trip, consider going in together on your t-shirt campaign! Double the reach, double the opportunity! The same applies for youth and ministry group mission trips.
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Message: To promote and sell your t-shirts you’ll need a supporting message. When crafting your story to entice and encourage donations, explain the purpose and passion behind your mission trip…the who–what–why–when–how. The t-shirt was the draw but your compelling story should prompt the heart to give more or contribute in other ways.
Online: Promoting and selling online is just the way it’s done now. So selling your mission trip fundraising t-shirts thru an online webstore is not only the best way to raise money, it’s the EASIEST!! If you partner with an online vendor, like Fundraiser Tees, you are alleviated of so many headaches, like creating a custom ecommerce-ready website, personally housing inventory, taking orders, collecting money, and shipping the t-shirts to your supporters. Plus, with an online webstore you can include a “donation” button to encourage additional giving ($5 increments) beyond the purchase of your mission trip fundraising t-shirt.
Promotion: Once you’ve launched your mission trip t-shirt fundraiser it’s time to promote. Social media makes it easy! Start by creating a social media page and include links to your online webstore. As you post images and stories enlist the help of family, friends and your favorite influencer to spread the word and help achieve your goal.
You can find helpful tips for marketing your t-shirt fundraising site here.
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to get yourself a shirt! Who better to promote yourself than yourself! All kidding aside, your t-shirt design is a representation of who you are, a beautiful caring soul, and your mission to make a positive difference on the world. Be proud to wear it!
Mission trip t-shirt fundraisers are easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
If you’re ready, we’re ready & excited to partner with you!!
What We Do
We make the process so easy to sell shirts for charity causes it really sounds to good to be true. We create your custom online store; the store presents your product and your cause and takes orders and payment. Here is an example.
We then print your shirts and ship them to your customers. Think about it: you do not have to hire a website designer. You do not have to create an online portal to accept paypalcredit card payments. No time is spent on your part collecting the order, guessing quantities of sizes, collecting funds, dispersing the product correctly, etc. etc.
The only thing you have to do is go to your mailbox and get your profit check. To tell you the truth, this is a game changer. If you have ever been put in charge of a t-shirt
order before you know this to be true.
Are you ready to get started?
For those under 35 years of age, we understand: you do not want to talk to a human. That is why we offer an online form to fill out to let us know what you and your
cause is all about. (note: we do not just do fundraisers, we sell tees for any organization and purpose). If you are old school, please contact Mandy, who handles
all things administrative. She will get your questions answered and get you rolling on your free online store. It is truly exciting! See some of our other blog posts about
some of our success stories.
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Mandy is all things admin + production management + customer service. Need to talk to someone about your order? She’s your girl.