T-Shirts Can Raise Awareness and Funds

Do you want to spread the word about your COTA community campaign and raise funds for transplant-related expenses? Many volunteer teams have found a t-shirt campaign is the perfect way to do both.

The first step in this fundraiser is designing the t-shirt. As you begin, consider how you will brand the COTA campaign. Use COTA logos and consider a logo specific for your COTA community campaign. Be creative!

Always use your COTA campaign website URL and consider including the website QR code, too! The t-shirts will be seen by many, and you will want to direct them to the campaign website to learn more about your COTA patient and fundraising efforts. Remember to send your design to CampaignInfo@cota.org for approval before production.

You will be most successful if you are able to order t-shirts from a local t-shirt distributer who may also be able to discount the cost of screen printing. You may provide an in-kind gift receipt for a vendor who provides t-shirts at no (or a deeply discounted) cost to the COTA campaign.

Additionally, many COTA campaigns have used an online third-party vendor like Bonfire.com with great results. Online vendors are particularly useful if you have individuals located in several communities and do not think you will be distributing t-shirts in person. All ordering is done online and the vendor handles printing, shipping and sending proceeds to COTA. Visit the For Volunteers section of COTA.org or email CampaignInfo@cota.org for more information about getting started with your COTA t-shirt fundraising campaign.

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Fundraising for Transplant-Related Expenses

COTA can help remove the financial barriers to a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support.