Autumn Is A Great Season For Fundraisers

With summer slowly slipping away and a faint chill entering the air, it’s time to put away the summer party times and gear up for the crunch of fall and winter. While people in colder climates – such as Toronto, where we are based – tend to hibernate once the weather turns, folks also seek out a good excuse to have a few drinks and blow off some steam. Even better if it’s for a good cause; fall is the best time of year to throw an ambitious charity event, because people don’t tend to take vacation time in October, but the weather’s cheerful enough that they’ll want to get out of the house and do something fun.

At PromoPays, we’ve worked with many high-profile charities, such as the Salvation Army, St Paul’s Community Housing and Sick Kids Hospital to create awesome custom apparel for charity events and fundraisers. Whether you’re trying to raise money or awareness, creating unique hoodies by seeking custom t shirt printing in Toronto is an effective way to brand the event and send people away with a warm souvenir that serves as a reminder – and perhaps a conversation starter – for years going forward. How great is that?

A good way to plan an event is to provide people with lots of entertainment and activities, even if the activities are silly games like Twister or Ski-ball. There are plenty of hip bars in downtown Toronto that combine great event spaces with bowling, ping pong and even arcade style Mario Kart terminals! If your raising money to increase child literacy or help with HIV research, of course, you’ll want to have some people speak about the cause, but ultimately allowing people to mingle, meet each other and have some fun is going to create a lasting impression. Sending everyone home with a loot bag of keychains, coasters and shirts is a good way to spread awareness regarding the issue you’re fundraising for.

Charity sports events are another great way to raise money and awareness while exercising and staying healthy! In September and October, it’s often easier to book a golf course for the day, since the summer crowds have thinned out a bit. We’ve printed loads of custom hoodies in Toronto over the years for sporting events ranging from ultimate frisbee to basketball and even curling! When people team up for a common cause it truly is a beautiful thing to behold. At the end of the day, there are only winners!

The great thing about providing people with shirts that reflect their values and passions – shirts that hopefully look neat too – is that it’s more interesting than generic brand name clothing that doesn’t say anything about you. In certain circumstances, you may want to blend in with everyone else, but most days it feels good to make a statement and rep your cause!

So, when you’re planning a party or charity event this autumn, consider printing custom shirts to mark the occasion. We offer screen printing services across Canada so whether you’re in Halifax, Nova Scotia, or Victoria, BC, we can get quality shirts shipped to you very quickly, at a reasonable price point.