Friday favorites: Buy a T-shirt, help rebuild a home for Sandy survivors

I’ve worked for charities for years, so I love seeing new and interesting ways of raising money for worthy causes.

I recently discovered Sevenly.org, a website that raises money for a different charity every week by selling specially designed T-shirts. For each T-shirt they sell, they donate $7 to that week’s charity.

This week, they’re raising money for Forward Edge International to help survivors of Hurricane Sandy repair or rebuild their homes.

You can see this week’s T-shirt designs in this video.

The T-shirts tend to hover in the $25-30 range which, to my mind, makes them shirts, not T-shirts. They look gorgeous, and I would happily wear one to work. Then again, I work from home, so no one gives a crap what I wear.

Anyway, I recommend checking out their site and signing up to their newsletter or following them on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Last week they raised money to fund undercover missions to free girls (yes, underage girls) from brothels in India. Who knows what they’ll fund next week, but if you’d like to do something nice for Sandy survivors and you can afford a new shirt, you have about three days left to get one from Sevenly.

What do you think of Sevenly’s idea? See any shirts you like? Do you know of other interesting fundraising sites?

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