Colorado Springs designers have banned together to design wildfire T-shirts with all the proceeds going to Care and Share and the American Red Cross.
The group launched a website, wildfiretees.com, about noon on Wednesday and had 50 T-shirt orders within one hour. All T-shirts are $20.
“We felt like each of us giving a small monetary donation wasn’t going to be enough,” said Austin Buck, of CoPilot Creative, part of the group that launched the project.
The fund-raising efforts are modeled after a program Austin, Texas, designers put together a few years ago following a huge fire in their area. The group sold about 2,000 T-shirts, which was roughly about $20,000 raised for local charitable organizations.
Buck put out the call to local designers. “Hey, are you in?” he asked.
Overnight six designs rolled in from “Make it Rain” to “Fight Fire” designs. The group behind the project, which includes CoPilot Creative, Design Rangers, Fixer Creative and Magneti Marketing, is reviewing more designs.
“We are looking for motivational stuff – more up-lifting, community based designs,” Buck said.
Buck said he hoped to sell 100 T-shirts. Within one hour the project had already sold 50 shirts.
“If we can reach 2,000, that would be great,” he said.
Pre-orders are being taken now; with T-shirts being printed and delivered in mid-July.
Designers who would like to participate, can email Tucker Wannamaker of Magneti Marketing at firstname.lastname@example.org