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Stay Apart, Stand Together


At Custom Ink, we believe the need to be a part of something bigger than ourselves is vital to being human. We lend our strength to one another and to the causes we care about, and we don’t stop belonging just because we can’t be in the same place. 

Custom Ink offers a variety of tools and services to help you continue looking and feeling like a team, to help you stay connected to the people and the causes you put your life’s work into. We can get through this together.

We have lots of ways for you to be able to stay connected to your teams, your family, and your friends.

Fundraising

It’s easy to rally behind the causes that you support, even when you can’t come together.

We have a fundraising platform that makes it easy to raise money for anything you care about at no cost to you. Just design your shirt, share why you are raising, and then share your campaign.

This is a great choice if you’re a business that wants to make a difference in your community or stay connected to it. Any business can show its support for healthcare workers and first responders. Restaurants, salons, and more can sell shirts with their logo to patrons to help support displaced workers.

School groups can raise money to help their communities, to provide food for children who depend on school lunches for meals, and to show appreciation for teachers, coaches, bus drivers and other school workers.

Individuals can rally support to buy food and supplies for those in their communities without homes or people who are unexpectedly without jobs and unable to pay bills.

We’ve seen a few people doing virtual runs or walks like Beat the Bug Virtual 5K that is raising money for Meals on Wheels America. They are working to, as they say on their campaign page, “mobilize our running to support our oldest, most vulnerable and most affected population of neighbors. As the Coronavirus spreads and social events are canceled and venues are closed, isolation for our older population is drastically increased. As we all navigate this challenging time, organizations like Meals on Wheels will need more resources to support a drastically increased demand for their assistance as a result of the Coronavirus. This is a way we can help.”

Whatever you care about, you can bring people together—without having to get together in person—to support it with our easy-to-use fundraising platform.

Online Stores

You can still look and feel like a team, even when you’re connecting primarily over video chat.

Businesses with newly distributed work-from-home workforces can host your company gear in an online team store and we’ll individually ship orders to recipients. You can still look and feel like a team, even when you’re connecting over video chat. We at Custom Ink have started wearing our custom gear during our online chats and it’s really helped us feel more connected.

Group Order Form

It’s easy to strengthen group identity and pride even when you can’t come together.

With our Group Order Form, you can easily collect sizes and orders online and we’ll individually drop ship your gear to recipients.

Businesses can all get gear together, whether it’s with your company logo or something else that elevates your team identity, you can feel connected whether you’re logged on or off.

Schools can show school spirit even when you can’t be together. Those who are doing long-distance learning can feel more connected by wearing their school gear together during sessions. 

Virtual graduations don’t have to feel like they’re done in isolation. You can still get class shirts and wear them at the same time.

Sports teams can wear their team gear while working or going for runs individually while checking back in online as accountability buddies to keep in shape while stuck at home.

These are just a few ideas for using the tools we have in place. There are so many ways that you can stay connected while we’re all staying apart. No matter what your needs are, we can help you. Let us know in the comments what you’re doing or get started designing your own coronavirus t-shirts to support your community.


Miellyn is the Copy Manager at Custom Ink. Her work has spanned marketing for television networks like TLC and Travel, educational content for Smithsonian and National Geographic, marketing and story for indie video games, essays for publishers including Random House, The Telegraph, and Smart Pop Books, and stories for press outlets like VICE and VH1.

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