Onesies for Charity Fundraisers

Minty Funzee – Cotton Onesies for Charity

Last year we again donated to the National Brain Appeal. They run an annual Pyjama Party event when the public are encouraged to find innovative ways to raise money for the charity. But we also created Minty funzee in their teal and white colours and gave away 50 of these funzees free to their main fundraisers.

Using onesies for charity fundraisers seems to be becoming something of a tradition in the English speaking world. In Ireland, National Pyjama Day is on March 6th, when 40,000 children will wear their pyjamas or onesies to school to raise €200,000 for Irish Autism Action. Funds raised from the Irish National Pyjama Day will support the charity to develop training programmes, specifically tailored for early childhood educators around the country. National Pyjama Day, which is run by Early Childhood Ireland and is now in its 12th year, has already raised over €2 million for Irish children’s charities.  And in Northern Ireland there’ll be onesie wearers all over the City walls in April when Derry hopes to have the largest ever gathering of onesies in one place. This is a popular world record to go for with several attempts last year both in the USA and UK. Over 3,100 people are needed to beat the current record set by a theme park in England. Derry has already become well known for its mass participation fundraisers and record attempts. From the 10,001 Santas making history on the City’s Walls, to the thousands of singing and dancing Annies at Ebrington and the hundreds of brides turning the Foyle white as they crossed the Peace Bridge, if there a record to be broken, Derry is happy to give it a go. And in New Zealand they held the “first annual waterslide Onesie-a-thon”, to raise money for cancer research and support charity Relay For Life, which is on the weekend of March 7 and 8 in Wanganui.

If you have a good and original idea for using onesies for charity or some other worthwhile event please let us know and we may be able to help.