First Grade Philanthropist

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My son Is 6 and came up with the idea of creating pajamas with his school mascot, selling them, and donating profits to a charity.
Any ideas to help him out? Anyone have experience with clothing design, or ordering custom designed clothing? It would be a great project for him if we have the wherewithall to carry it out.

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I don't know if they do pajamas or just t-shirts but Custom Ink might be a place to look. In any event congrats to your son for having a good mind for business and for having an altruistic heart.
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Thanks for the kind words and for the tip.
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I love it.
Pajamas might be difficult. I've never seen those customized and it would likely be a higher price point.

Tshirts on the other hand would be a low price point and fairly simple to order. Likely $5 to order, sell at $10.

Tossing another idea out there.....(just brainstorming)

What if you rented a limo for the afternoon and let kids pay $5 to ride. Might be a fun way to raise money for a charity.
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Hate to burst your bubble, DanDan. The liability associated with kids rideing around in a limo is far higher than the $5 charged to enter - not even worth thinking about.
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This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (charity).
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I've had pretty good success making do-it-yourself iron-ons using Avery T-Shirt Transfers for InkJet Printers. They cost about $10 for a package of six sheets from an office supply store. You print them on an ordinary ink-jet printer, then iron them on to the item of your choice. It does take a small amount of practice to get the ironing technique right, so add the possibility of one ruined shirt and one "slight seconds" into the cost, but it's really not too hard.

The local sports store has a proper T-shirt press and they are willing to press a transfer you provide onto any item they sell, at no extra cost. At the local sports store, that means $7 or $8 for a T-shirt.

The results look pretty good. They can be washed a few times--they will take maybe a dozen launderings, by which time the image isn't gone but is pretty faded.
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Grt2bOutdoors wrote:Hate to burst your bubble, DanDan. The liability associated with kids rideing around in a limo is far higher than the $5 charged to enter - not even worth thinking about.
There may be some liability....but I'm not sure it would be YOUR liability, it would fall under the limo operator.

Just brainstorming. How about a pancake breakfast. Cost is about $.25 per serving. Sell tickets for $3-$5.
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