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5 Best Types of Merchandise for Charities

Whether you’re helping to raise money for a national charity, a school event, or someone dear to your heart, promotional merchandise is the best way to spread awareness and make your voice heard.

But to launch a successful charity campaign, you need to have the right merchandise.

There’s plenty of merchandise you can use for your charity event, but some products are more effective than others. Here are our best types of merchandise for charities you can use:

Pin Badges

Pin badges are a staple part of most of our childhoods. Chances are, you probably have one or two attached to your bag right now!

Pin badges are one of the most effective ways to generate awareness of your cause. It’s been around since the 19th century, and interestingly enough, it was used for the very purpose you’re reading about today: to spread awareness.

Furthermore, pin badges fit any budget as they’re not expensive to make. Moreover, if you’re planning on selling your merchandise to raise money, pin badges are something anyone would love to purchase.


T-shirts are a solid merchandise choice. They can be produced in bulk without spending a ton of money. You can also sell them for a significantly higher price than other basic products.

More importantly, t-shirts act as a free advertisement by anyone who wears it. Print an eye-catching design that has a strong presence on the shirt, include your charity logo, and watch people ask about your charity.

Printed Wristbands

Anyone can appreciate the appeal of printed wristbands. They’re bright, durable, and available in unlimited colours, making them a popular merchandise choice for both big and small name companies.

Other than the fact that printed wristbands give something for your supporters to proudly wear all year round, they’re incredibly cost-effective, as well. These wristbands are made from silicone. You can print, deboss, or emboss the details of your charity onto the band.

Tote Bags

Tote bags are great because, just like printed wristbands, they can be worn anywhere: work, school, shopping, as a daytime purse, or even as a beach bag. They’re versatile, durable, and make for fabulous fashion accessories.

Another great thing about tote-bags is that they’re reusable, thus making them eco-friendly products. In fact, most tote bags are made from organic cotton and recycled materials.

Sweet Buckets

Everyone loves candies, both young and old. Promotional sweet buckets are popular with charities who support sports events such as races, high school/college festivals, and triathlons. It’s especially effective if your merchandise stand is in a place where little children are aplenty.

This way, the children can enjoy their sweets while their parents stick around to know more about your charity’s purpose.


When making merchandise for your charity, the most important thing to consider is how the product helps your exposure. The above products we’ve listed ensures your voice is heard, without spending too much out of your pocket.