What is 26 Shirts?
26 Shirts is a social good project founded by Del Reid, co-founder of the "Bills Mafia" movement on social media, to help families and charitable foundations in need. Our primary focus is needs associated with health/medical concerns, or unexpected family emergencies.
How does it work?
For most 26 Shirts designs, we take pre-orders for a predetermined period of time (usually 14 days), starting at midnight on Monday. You may only place your order during the order period. Only orders placed through 26Shirts.com will be honored, unless authorized by 26 Shirts management. Once you have finalized your order, we will capture funds based on the payment method you selected. At the end of the order period, no more orders will be taken. We then send as many shirts as were ordered into production, which currently takes another 10-15 business days. Once production is finished, we begin fulfilling orders.
You send a lot of money out to charities and families in need. Are you a non-profit?
Actually, no. We are New York State S-Corp. While we originally planned this operation as a non-profit, our advisors at the time told us we'd be doing too much in the way of "retail-like activities" to successfully operate as a 501(c)(3). So we went the other direction, choosing transparency with donation amounts generated by sales as opposed to just claiming "portion of proceeds" or anything like that.
How much money from each shirt is given?
For each shirt sold from a two-week "volumed" campaign, you donate $8.00 from your purchase to the corresponding cause for that design.
For Special Editions, Comeback designs, Mafia Gear, Fanteestic, Limited Availability, and CHARGE products, your donation is typically 8% (unless otherwise noted on the given product's listing).
What are Comebacks?
"Comebacks" are periodic re-issues of previously sold designs, sold alongside (or sometimes as a replacement for) whatever current design we're offering at the time. Unless otherwise noted, these re-issues benefit whomever the current shirt beneficiary is for the corresponding city.
Do contributing artists make any money?
Yes, we pay $1 per shirt sold to the contributing artist who designed it.
How much money has 26 Shirts raised so far?
As of January 17, 2023, our customers have donated over $1,694,768.
Where can I find you?
You mean other than right here at 26shirts.com?
We're in suite 347 of the Tri-Main Center in Buffalo: 2495 Main St., between the corners of Jewett and Rodney. Come by and check out our showroom! The entrance is in the back of the building on Halbert St.
We also have a presence in the lobby of the Buffalo Airport Hotel! Stop in to shop at 4600 Genesee St. in Cheektowaga.
What is the policy for returns/exchanges?
Because of the extremely limited-edition nature of 26 Shirts’ designs, we typically only produce as many shirts as were ordered. Also, bundled into your purchase is a donation to the intended beneficiary which gets passed on to that beneficiary at the close of the associated campaign. Therefore:
- We rarely keep an exhaustive inventory of shirts on hand.
- We cannot accommodate any requests for returns or exchanges.
- You should be very thorough when making your selection. Make sure to refer to our linked sizing charts to ensure a proper fit, and carefully review your order before submitting it. After your order has been placed, be sure to double-check the email confirmation to ensure everything is correct.
- Order cancellation requests will be honored while the campaign is ongoing; however, once the campaign closes, at that point the sale and donation becomes final and we are unable to cancel the order.
But, what if you guys sent me the wrong shirts?
We do our best to ensure that everyone receives the correct quantity of the correct items 100% of the time. However, we are human, and there are only a few of us, so errors do occasionally happen. If you notice an error in your order, please email us immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements to swiftly rectify the situation.
When will I receive my order?
Because of the “flash sale” nature of 26 Shirts, all orders are shipped at the same time. Considering production schedules, we aim to fulfill all orders within 15-20 business days of the order period ending. Orders are shipped via USPS First Class, USPS Priority Mail, UPS or FedEx, so you may refer to their websites for shipping times.
What is your shipping and handling pricing?
Generally, shipping charges break down as follows:
1-3 items = $5.99
4-9 items = $10.99
10-11 items = $15.99
12+ items = $20.99
There are a couple exceptions, however:
- International shipping rates are variable based on the destination.
- On-demand products supplied by third-party fulfillment are subject to the third-party's rates. (These products are designated as such on their respective listings.)
- Pink (and Red, and Green, and Blue) Buffalo lawn ornaments are $10.99 per.
Our Unisex shirt sizes run true to size, but our ladies sizes do run small and tend to be more form-fitting. If you are having trouble deciding between two sizes, our advice is to pick the larger.
Sizing charts for all shirt styles are available below. Please note that occasionally these specific brands and styles are unavailable from our suppliers; when this is the case, we do our best to provide as close a substitute as possible.
UNISEX STANDARD TEE AND VNECK SIZE CHART (NEXT LEVEL 3600/6210, 3200/6240)
UNISEX TALL TEE (HANES 518T)
UNISEX TANK TOP SIZE CHART (NEXT LEVEL 3633/6233)
|S||28 ½||18 ½|
|L||30 ½||21 ½|
|XL||31 ½||23 ½|
|2XL||32 ½||25 ½|
UNISEX TRI-BLEND TEE SIZE CHART (NEXT LEVEL 6010)
|S||27 ½||18 ¼|
|M||28 ½||19 ¾|
|L||29 ½||21 ¼|
|XL||30 ½||22 ½|
|2XL||31 ½||24 ¾|
|3XL||32 ½||26 ¾|
UNISEX LONGSLEEVE SIZE CHART (NEXT LEVEL 3601)
|L||30 ½||21 ½||27|
|XL||31||23 ½||27 ½|
|2XL||32 ½||25 ½||28|
|3XL||33||26 ¾||28 ½|
CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT SIZE CHART (JERZEES 562)
SWEATSHIRT HOODY SIZE CHART (JERZEES 996MR)
LADIES STANDARD TEE SIZE CHART (BELLA 6400)
|S||25 ¼||18 ½|
LADIES SCOOP NECK SIZE CHART (GILDAN G6455L)
|S||25 ½||17 ¼|
|2XL||28 ½||25 ¼|
LADIES RACERBACK TANK SIZE CHART (DISTRICT 138L)
|Size||LENGTH AT BACK||WIDTH|
|S||26 ½||16 ¼|
|L||27 ¾||18 ¾|
|XL||28 ½||20 ¼|
YOUTH TEE SIZE CHART (NEXT LEVEL 3310/3312)
|S (6/7)||20 ½||15 ½|
|L (10/12)||23 ½||18 ½|
TODDLER TEE SIZE CHART (RABBIT SKINS 3321)
BABY ONESIE SIZE CHART (BELLA + CANVAS 100B)
|13 ⅜||9 ⅜|
|14 ¾||9 ⅞|
|15 ⅞||10 ⅜|
Who do I contact if I have a question about submitting a design, or if I know of a need, or in general have a question?
You can send us an email at email@example.com with any questions you might have.