Punks for Autism: Sick Merch, Even Better Cause
While there’s no shortage of t-shirts and other merchandise out in the world to promote autism, most of it, simply put, is quite bland and generic. Getting folks to donate to support autism is hard enough on its own, and that effort isn’t made any easier by boring incentives that are meant to inspire people to give.
Enter Punks for Autism, a non-profit devoted to producing sick merch that those of us who love punk, hardcore and metal would actually want to wear. Started by fans of the genre (naturally), the group donates 100% of the proceeds to various non-profit organizations to help support the services and programs they provide for autistic individuals and their families.
Here are a few of the many designs on offer right now:
Neat, right? Punks for Autism’s Steve Lombardo tells MetalSucks:
“As parents, relatives and friends to several people on the Autistic Spectrum, Punks for Autism was created by a small group of hardcore, metal and punk heads out of San Diego, CA who were tired of seeing generic, boring and unrelatable apparel that support Autism Awareness. We work and collaborate with several different domestic & international underground artists of all backgrounds to create apparel and merchandise more geared towards underground people of this generation. 100% of all profits and proceeds go to directly to support various different non-profit Autistic organizations, such as Surfer’s Healing, Askate, and Autism Citizen, to help fund and support programs & services for Autistic individuals on the Spectrum and their families. Please check us out on Instagram, Facebook and www.punksforautism.com and help us join the good fight!”
See what Punks for Autism has for you right here, and donate if you can.