In response to the mass shooting tragedies in Uvalde, Buffalo, and Orange County, (as well as all other mass shootings), these Bonfire sellers felt called to action and created apparel-based campaigns to fundraise and offer support.
Here is a list of campaigns raising funds to directly help victims of gun violence, as well as campaigns raising funds for organizations that are fighting every day to end the gun violence epidemic in America.
Protect Kids Not Guns Campaign
Love and Lion, a pop culture & politics design and apparel company run by Leah Hasson (she/her), created the Protect Kids Not Guns campaign to raise funds for Everytown for Gun Safety. Everytown, the largest gun violence prevention organization in America, is working to support and educate, take action, and build a movement towards eradicating gun violence in this country. 100% of funds raised from this campaign go directly to Everytown for Gun Safety. Love and Lion’s Bonfire store is full of “cozy shirts for good causes” – be sure to take a look and support as many campaigns as you’d like.
The design for this campaign features the words, “PROTECT KIDS NOT GUNS” in all caps, with daisies in place of the O’s. The lettering is big, bold, and easy to read.
Support the Robb School Memorial Fund
The Support the Robb School Memorial Fund campaign was created by Miss Behavior to raise funds for The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country’s Uvalde Strong Fund. This fund will support individuals, families, and community organizations healing from the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022. 100% of the proceeds raised by shirt sales from this campaign will go directly to the Uvalde Strong Fund.
The wording on these shirts reads, “It’s a Beautiful Day to Love Thy Neighbor.” The lettering is crisp and in all caps to ensure that the message of love is delivered.
End Gun Violence Now Fundraiser Campaign
The End Gun Violence Now Fundraiser campaign was started by Kerry Stokes of Calhoun & Co., a gift and home decor line that aims to spread a little more kindness in the world. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. Moms Demand Action is a part of Everytown for Gun Safety and they have chapters in every single state. Moms Demand Action was started the day after the Sandy Hook tragedy by Shannon Watts, and has continued to grow and gain momentum since then.
The design for End Gun Violence Now Fundraiser features an illustration of a hand placing a flower in the barrel of a gun. The message of this design is simple and straightforward, End Gun Violence NOW.
Oxford Stands with Uvalde Campaign
Hannah Gibbons, a Senior at Oxford High School, started the Oxford Stands with Uvalde campaign to raise funds to directly support the Robb Elementary School staff and students. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the official GoFundMe for the Uvalde tragedy victims – this fundraiser is organized by Victims First Inc. VictimsFirst (a network of families of the deceased and survivors from over two decades of previous mass shootings) started this fund to make sure that 100% of what is collected goes DIRECTLY to the victim base so the victims’ families and those wounded/injured are protected from fraud and exploitation.
The design for this shirt features an outline of the state of Michigan, where Oxford High School is located and an outline of the state of Texas, where Robb Elementary School is located. The two schools are connected by an orange ribbon that sits between them. The ribbon symbolizes the “Wear Orange” movement which has become a national movement for anti-gun violence. Both Oxford High School and Robb Elementary School were victims of mass shooting tragedies. This t-shirt fundraiser was a way for Hannah Gibbons to show that the students and staff of Oxford High School stand with and support the students and staff of Robb Elementary School.
Protect Our Children Campaign
Whitney Berkowsky (she/her), the artist and surface designer of Otto & Berk, created the Protect Our Children campaign to raise funds for Everytown for Gun Safety. All of the proceeds from shirt sales will go directly to Everytown.
The design for this shirt features all lowercase letters that read, “protect our children”. The letters in the word ‘children’ are each a different color. The playfulness of the colors that were selected for this design symbolizes and emphasizes the innocence of children.
Anderson’s for Everytown Campaign
Anderson’s Bookshop, an independent book shop since 1875, is raising money for Everytown for Gun Safety through their Anderson’s for Everytown campaign. Anderson’s Bookshop’s mission is to build community through reading and to inspire engaging conversations for all ages.
This shirt features a quote by education activist and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai that reads, “There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.” This quote was used to empower everyone to break their silence and stand up against gun violence.
Parents Against Politicians Campaign
Hayley Deroche (they/them) of Sad Beige created the Parents Against Politicians campaign to raise money for Everytown for Gun Safety. 100% of proceeds will go directly to Everytown and will work towards ending gun violence in America.
The design on the front of this shirt reads, “Parents against Politicians who let our children die in school.” There is an oval ring of leaves that surrounds the text. The design on the back of this shirt reads, “Enough.”
Ban Guns Not Books Campaign
The Ban Guns Not Books campaign was created by @WittyOtter, a mom who states on their campaign page that they are “heartbroken and want to help…” They originally designed these shirts for just them and their son, but then decided to use this design as a fundraiser for Victims First Inc. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the official GoFundMe for the Uvalde tragedy victims.
The design for this shirt includes text that reads, “ban guns not books”. The text is in all lowercase and each of the letters is a different color. The words are surrounded by all-white illustrations that include books, a pair of glasses, and lots of small stars.
Don’t Go Numb Batch 1 Campaign
Hannah Mueller, along with their parents, created their Don’t Go Numb Batch 1 campaign to raise money for Sandy Hook Promise. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to Sandy Hook Promise, which is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Their intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning their tragedy into a moment of transformation. Sandy Hook Promise works to end school shootings and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children.
The design on the front of this shirt features white text that reads, “DON’T GO NUMB”. The text is small, but the fact that it is in all caps makes it still seem bold. The design on the back of this shirt features both text and imagery. There is a peace sign in the center that also doubles as a circle graph with 90% filled in blue and 10% filled in orange. The text above the peace sign reads, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” and the text below the peace sign reads, “90% of Americans want stricter gun regulations”.
Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough Campaign
The Thoughts and Prayers Are Not Enough campaign was created by Monica Roebuck to raise funds for Everytown for Gun Safety. All proceeds from this campaign will be sent directly to Everytown to help fund their fight against gun violence.
The design of this shirt features an illustration of a white bird, mid-flight, surrounded by golden text that reads, “Thoughts and prayers do not absolve those in power from doing nothing.” Under the quote is additional text that reads, “DEMAND ACTION NOW. CALL YOUR SENATORS. (202) 224-3121”. The phone number listed on this shirt is the number for the United States Capitol switchboard. If you call this number, a switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.
Get Rid of Guns Campaign
The design on the front of this shirt features bold red text that reads, “GET RID OF GUNS.” The design on the back of this shirt features the same red font that this time reads, “END GUN VIOLENCE.” Below the main text on the back, there is much smaller text that reads, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”
Grief Feels Campaign
The Grief Feels campaign was created by Artist Jordan Westfall (she/her) of Jord Knows. 100% of the proceeds raised by this campaign will go directly to the youth-led movement, March For Our Lives. March For Our Lives was founded in 2018 when millions of young people spoke up after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. They walked out of their classrooms and marched in their communities to demand an end to America’s gun violence epidemic that claims 40,000+ lives each year. They are dedicated to creating awareness and action around the many inequities that affect lives and drive gun tragedies–from reimagining community safety and ending America’s police and carceral state; to treating gun violence like the public health crisis that it is; to ensuring free and fair elections for disenfranchised people; to dismantling the corrupt gun lobby and ending the careers of politicians who place profits over people.
The design of this shirt features an illustration of a blue square with white text inside it that reads, “Punched by the thought that I wasn’t ready to let you go.” Below the text there is a row of light blue hearts and white flowers.
When it comes to gun violence – enough is ENOUGH. The time for change is NOW.
To view more campaigns raising funds for important causes such as this, visit Advocacy Shirts in our marketplace. You can also use Cause Explorer to find a cause you feel passionate about fundraising for. Supporting an existing Giving Campaign, or launching your own, are both great ways to raise money for individuals and organizations who are working hard to create and enact lasting change.