Fundraising With Teespring

Fundraising With Teespring

This is a sponsored post for my review of Teespring. All opinions are my own.

I used to do a lot of fundraising for my son, Christian, who has a brain injury. We were always looking for therapies and treatments that were cutting edge, and, of course, not really covered by insurance. We held online auctions and fundraising drives more than once and we were able to try out so many different therapies and offer Christian a lot more as a direct result of our fundraising. It was all totally worth it, but it was a lot of work.

Since then I've had many families who have children with special needs or family members who have medical needs ask me about fundraising. The options are overwhelming.

I recently had the opportunity to learn about Teespring and their awesome way to assist with fundraising. You can create custom t-shirts online and sell them with no upfront costs. Sign me up!

Then, I had a light bulb moment. This would be perfect for fundraising and especially perfect for my awesome network of special needs families! Not only does it help raise funds, but it's also fun!

Let me tell you how it works. 

First you design a shirt. I had so much fun with this! Teespring has an entire designing program with images and fonts you can use. Or you can upload your own images. You can choose shirt and font color so everything is custom to your fundraiser.

I started playing around with the designer and came up with this little number.

See how that works? And if you're wondering about the lyrics to Blackbird, it's Christian's song.

The second step is to set a goal. You set a minimum number of shirts to sell before they print. This makes it so you don't have to pay anything upfront! Everything that sells over your goal is your profit.

The final step is to name your t-shirt, give it a description, and start shouting about it from the Facebook and Twitter rooftops! 

I really like this whole concept because anybody that has done any kind of fundraising that involves a product knows that most of the time there is an initial investment. And then there's the shipping and the printing. If you're a family with a special needs child, it's all extra work. Like you have time for that, right? This is what I love about this concept. They do it all for you. You just do the fun part- designing the t-shirt.

Speaking of the fun part. I couldn't stop at just one.

I'm a huge ISR fan! HUGE! 

And then I started thinking about the new van we'll need to get soon. We hadn't planned on doing any fundraising for it but I know a lot of families that do plan fundraisers for handicap accessible vans. And we may do a fundraiser to afford modifications to the van in the future so we can get Christian in and out with his wheelchair.

So I started brainstorming and...

That happened. 

Again, I had so much fun with this. And if and when we decide to do another fundraiser, I'm definitely visiting Teespring.

I received compensation for this review of Teespring. All opinions expressed are my own and they're fabulous.


  1. This seems like a really cool option for fundraising especially if you want something that's easy.

  2. This is super neat! I love that you can design you own shirt and know the cost right there. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I'm the yearbook adviser at my school and this might actually be perfect for fundraising. All you need to buy a shirt is the web address?

  4. I love this fundraising idea. You don’t need to have an initial capital just to make this fundraising. All you need is to do is be creative. And I love the idea of T-shirt. It is very useful.


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