Promotional merchandise ideas for charities

If you work for a charity - whether it's a nationwide organisation or a brand new initiative based on a locally-identified cause - you'll know how important spreading your message and generating awareness for your work is.

Enter promotional merchandise: giveaway items and business essentials printed with the branding of your charity can have the power to create recognition for your logo, encourage people to donate and more. 

According to a report from the Charities Aid Foundation, more than £10 billion was donated to charities across the UK last year, with medical research topping the list for most popular cause type, closely followed by animal rescue services. 

Interestingly, the biggest fundraising event in the UK is the Cancer Research UK Race For Life, which has raised an astonishing £547 million over the last 20 years. 

What Is International Day Of Charity?

Chances are that if you're part of a charitable organisation, you'll already be aware of International Day of Charity. But just in case you haven't...

The awareness day will take place on September 5 2019. It is in its seventh year, having been instigated by the UN General Assembly in 2012. The date was chosen as it marks the anniversary of the passing of Mother Theresa, who was globally famed for her selfless acts of kindness. 

So - what is the International Day of Charity? In a nutshell, it's an opportunity to shine a light on the various incredible charities that exist within communities as well as on a national level, too. On the UN's website, the day is described as being 'established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities'.

With International Day of Charity 2019 looming close, there's no time like the present to spruce up your charity's offering. 

What Are The Benefits Of Using Promotional Merchandise For A Charity?

Every little helps when it comes to helping create a positive, memorable buzz around your organisation, especially when you might be reliant on donations of time, money or expertise from the public to help fund your work.

With that in mind, promotional products that are able to remind people about your cause and what you're doing can be powerful marketing tools, allowing you to spread the word about your work, your needs and how people can help.  

  • Brand awareness: Obviously the main plus-point of investing in promotional products is it generates visibility.
  • Ability to generate funds: Selling items such as promotional wristbands or logo-printed T-shirts to customers can be a great way to raise money.
  • Professional sheen: This can be crucial to smaller, more localised charitable causes, with branded products adding a smart and polished edge to their endeavours.

Anyway! How can your charity benefit from ordering promotional merchandise, such as branded collection boxes or logo-printed T-shirts? Read on...

Promotional Charity Collection Boxes

We'll start with an obvious option! Each of these impressive branded charity collection boxes offers three different print areas for your artwork to be emblazoned on, with full-colour printing ensuring your artwork catches the collective eye of passers-by, customers and so on.

If you're planning to use these promotional charity collection boxes within a shop setting, do let us know - security chains are available to order for a safety-first touch. 

Branded Badges & Printed Stickers

Promotional badges can offer a fun, colourful way to help your customers spread the word about your charity, without doing anything more than pinning the badge onto their jackets or coats!

For an alternative idea, consider handing out logo-printed paper stickers to people who drop change into collection points as they walk past. 

Promotional T-Shirts

If your charity has a presence at an upcoming event - be it a seasonal fair, a consumer show or a town centre pop-up, T-shirts printed with your logo can offer a fantastic way to ensure your staff stand out. 

Our classic Fruit of the Loom Valueweight T-Shirts are available in a wide range of colours, meaning there's a shade to suit every branding identity. Yours included!

Logo Printed Campaign Ribbons

With the option to sell these individually or use them to demark your staff and patrons, these vibrantly printed ribbon pins offer your organisation brand an elegant pop of brand awareness that your customers can wear over and over. 

Embossed Adult Silicone Wristbands

Whether you decide to have our best-selling Adult Silicone Wristbands printed or embossed with your logo, these branded accessories offer a wearable advertising opportunity for your business like no other!

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Branded Tablecloths

If your charity has a presence at an upcoming event, a branded tablecloth printed with your artwork on a colourful backdrop makes for an eye-catching way to showcase your cause.

For more brilliant promotional products to help support your charity, explore our Event Giveaways section and contact us today for your bespoke quote!

Top image via Pexels.

Written by

Katie Clark | Digital Marketing Manager

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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