Swimmin' In T-Shirts For A Good Cause

by William Kingston

Greetings one and all, and welcome back to the best darn funny t-shirt website and blog on the internet! As a small business, we pride ourselves on being involved and giving back to the community. Our community is Rochester, a small city in Western New York.  Although the city and surrounding areas are made up of only about 1 million people, these people have so much pride for our city and LOVE to give back. This fact has never been more apparent to us than it was last Saturday, September 9th when we put on our first ever sale at Crazy Dog HQ.

Swimmin' In T-Shirts Sale


We make thousands of t-shirts, so of course, we need a warehouse to store all of our hilarious designs. But recently, our warehouse has been bursting at the seams with inventory and our staff was starting to drown in a sea of shirts (albeit figuratively). Instead of letting hundreds of t-shirts sit in boxes and gather dust, we wanted to see them go to good use – and the idea for our first Swimmin’ In T-Shirts Sale was born.

The idea: Put 20 kiddie pools in our parking lot, fill them with the overstock inventory, then invite the community to come purchase a tote bag for $10 and stuff it with as many shirts as possible. BONUS: Give half of the proceeds to a local charity.

Kiddie Pools with T-Shirts

We figured this idea was a little wacky, so we created a Facebook event, told our friends and family about it and thought maybe a few dozen people would come. Boy, were we wrong! Not only did HUNDREDS of people show up, they started lining up an hour before the sale even started! We got rid of almost ALL of the overstock inventory, had people shopping until the very last minute, and we even ran out of tote bags and had to improvise. On top of all of that, we raised THOUSANDS of dollars for a great cause, the Willow Domestic Violence Center of Greater Rochester.

Shoppers Lining Up

Shoppers in Line

Crazy Dog HQ

Rachel & Maryann Swimming!

Happy Shoppers!

We are so overwhelmed by the success of this event and the generosity of the people who came. We just wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone that came and helped us raise money for such an important cause. It is people like you that make us proud to be a small business, locally owned and operated right here in Rochester, NY. So again, THANK YOU!

Crazy Dog Lifeguards

If you were at the sale and saw something you loved or are just browsing our website because you love funny t-shirts, don’t forget to take advantage of our awesome deals – Buy One Get One 50% Off and Buy 2 Get 2 FREE. Have a great week!!


The Crazy Team at Crazy Dog T-Shirts