A love of supporting charitable causes and Supernatural t-shirts are long-standing in the Supernatural fandom. So bringing them together was an obvious match. Starting in late 2014, Misha Collins sold two fan-designed shirts to raise money for Random Acts. Osric Chau, Mark Sheppard, Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and other cast members followed suit over the next couple of months and continue to do so throughout the show's run.
In November 2015, Creation Entertainment set up Creation Stands, which partnered fan-designed shirts and art with actors to raise money for charities.
There have been other t-shirts sold associated with actors from the show; this entry only documents those associated with charitable fundraising.
- 1 "Jared, Jensen & Misha's "LOVE Holiday Giving Campaign"
- 2 Ruth Connell's "Rowena's Coven Couture"
- 3 "Always Keep Fighting" Round Seven: Jared & Jensen "Family Has Your Back"
- 4 Osric Chau's "On the Hunt"
- 5 Mark Sheppard's "Make Hell Great Again"
- 6 "Always Keep Fighting" Round Six: AKF "I Am Enough" Campaign
- 7 Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward AF"
- 8 "Always Keep Fighting" Round Five: AKF One Year Anniversary Campaign
- 9 Jensen and Misha's "You Are Not Alone" T-Shirt
- 10 Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward Daughters"
- 11 "Always Keep Fighting" Thanksgiving specials
- 12 "Always Keep Fighting" Round Four
- 13 Jim Beaver's "Family Don't End With Blood"
- 14 "Always Keep Fighting" Round Three
- 15 Jared and Jensen's "Always Keep Fighting Campaign"
- 16 Jared's "Always Keep Fighting" T-shirt
- 17 Help the Trans support Homeboy Industries!
- 18 Jensen's "SPN Family" T-shirt
- 19 Mark Sheppard's "Diabetes No" T-shirt
- 20 Osric's Advanced Placement T-shirt
- 21 Misha's Random Act T-shirt
- 22 Misha's Holiday T-shirt
"Jared, Jensen & Misha's "LOVE Holiday Giving Campaign"
On Sale: December 2016 Hoodies, t-shirts, and beanies
Number Sold: 45,250
From the site: "Hey #SPNFamily! Join Jensen, Jared, and Misha in supporting children and families this holiday season all around the world. We'll be updating you with heart-warming announcements over the next two weeks about the families and organizations your support will be helping during the holidays.
- Orders will begin shipping the second week of January. Orders will not arrive by Christmas.
- Premium T-shirts 100% cotton / Hoodie 50% cotton, 50% polyester / Beanie 100% acrylic / Slouch Beanie 100% cotton / Machine Wash / Imported
- Design Artist: Digital Art Tree - Jamie Owen"
The campaign was kicked off with a video by J2M posted to Jensen's Facebook. Updates were made throughout the campaign on social media via J2M and Creation Stands, including promotional update videos and a story about a fan named Wes who was helped using funds from this campaign. On December 13th, J2M announced that everyone (in the USA per contest rules) who purchased an item from the campaign would be entered in a giveaway for a chance to win a trip to Creation Stands' Supernatural convention in Hawaii. On December 16th, the campaign was extended for four more days. On December 20th, the last day of the campaign, Creation Stands e-mailed an offer of a $10 discount code to previous buyers that could be used on Creation Stands' website during the month of January for anyone who purchased an additional item on the last day of the campaign.
Ruth Connell's "Rowena's Coven Couture"
Charity: My Hope Chest
On Sale: October 2016 T-shirts, tanks and hoodies featuring the "slay" design, "Mega" scarves and "Hex" cinch bags
Number sold: 4,383
From the Creation Stands site: "This Campaign will support the foundation My Hope Chest. My Hope Chest is on a mission to make a difference in a breast cancer survivor's life. It is the only national breast reconstruction organization working to help uninsured and under insured women heal completely. Join us in standing with Ruth to support this effort!"
During the campaign, Creation Stands and Ruth offered a number of giveaway raffles for anyone purchasing an item from the campaign, including a Skype call with Ruth, a silver V Club charm, and a Gold Pass to any Supernatural convention.
Other actors from Supernatural, as well as crew and friends of the cast, supported the campaign by modeling the Coven Couture during its duration. These photographs were shared primarily on their personal twitters and include the following:
- Lisa Berry
- Briana Buckmaster
- Osric Chau
- Matt Cohen
- Misha Collins
- Theo Devaney
- Alaina Huffman
- Clif Kosterman
- Jason Manns
- Kathryn Newton
- Timothy Omundson
- Mark Pellegrino
- Kim Rhodes
- Chris Schmelke
- Mark Sheppard
- Samantha Smith
- Richard Speight, Jr
- Emily Swallow
"Always Keep Fighting" Round Seven: Jared & Jensen "Family Has Your Back"
Charity: "Charities that fight against depression, self harm and suicide."
On Sale: October 2016 Hoodies, sweatshirts, t-shirts, tank tops, and long-sleeved raglans, all offered in a range of colors To celebrate the premiere of Season 12, on October 13th, 2016, Jared and Jensen extended the campaign with the addition of baseball caps.
Number Sold: 52,413
From the site: "'It's been 12 years together which makes us all family.' Join the AKF cause and help fund charities that fight against depression, self harm and suicide. **Commemorative "12" button pin exclusively accompanies every Pullover Hoodie purchase**
"12 YEARS TOGETHER BUT FOREVER A FAMILY
"It's been 12 years of nonstop excitement and thrilling adventure with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. Whether you've rooted for them on screen or off, the two friends have been keen supporters of each other's work with the Always Keep Fighting, Love Yourself First and I Am Enough campaigns. Help these two celebrate 12 years of family with this limited edition Jared & Jensen, "Family Always Has Your Back" campaign.
"COMMEMORATIVE BUTTON PIN EXCLUSIVELY ACCOMPANIES EVERY PULLOVER HOODIE PURCHASE TO HONOR 12 YEARS OF FAMILY!
"IF YOU MISSED THE FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT WITH JARED AND JENSEN WATCH IT BELOW!"
Osric Chau's "On the Hunt"
Charity: Random Acts
On Sale: August - September 2016 T-shirts and tanks offered in variants of three colors (Team Red, Team Blue, and Team Yellow)
Number sold: 1,129
From the Creation Stands site: "This Campaign will support Random Acts' Dreams 2 Acts Fund. Random Acts has joined together with volunteers to build a Center for Human Development which serves as the campus for a free High School in San Juan del Sur and fund the purchase of a bus to transport students to the school. Join us in standing with Osric to support this effort!
- A portion of all proceeds goes to Random Acts
- Orders ship 2 weeks after this campaign ends (Approximately 3rd week of September)
- T's 100% cotton / Hoodie & Sweatshirt 50% cotton 50% polyester / Cinch Bag 50% cotton 50% polyester / Machine Wash / Imported
- Design Fan Artist: Justyna Rerak"
Mark Sheppard's "Make Hell Great Again"
From the site: "He may be at the top of Hell's hierarchy, but English actor Mark Sheppard keeps charitable giving at the very top of his earthly duties. Join Mark in 'Making Hell Great Again' by providing children suffering from diabetes the chance to enjoy in all of the earthly delights of camp."
"Always Keep Fighting" Round Six: AKF "I Am Enough" Campaign
Charity: OneOrlando and the Equality Florida Institute (also presumably The Pack Fund)
On Sale: June 20, 2016 thru July 4, 2016 Hoodies, t-shirts, and tank tops, some styles offered in both rainbow and non-rainbow color schemes against a black, blue, or gray background
Number Sold: 33,465
From the site: "I AM ENOUGH! And so are YOU. In addition to finding charities that support the fight against depression, self harm and suicide a portion of the proceeds of the Rainbow tee will be donated to OneOrlando and Equality Florida's Pulse Victims Fund. --Jared"
And from further down the page: "The red heart, 'I am Enough' shirt will benefit the charities that Jared has supported in his previous campaigns to help raise awareness and end the social stigma around mental health."
Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward AF"
Charity: Random Acts
On Sale: June 2016 Tanks, t-shirts, hoodies, and cinch bags
Number sold: ~7,500
From the site: "This Campaign will support Random Acts' Dreams 2 Acts Nicaragua project. Random Acts has joined together with volunteers to build a Center for Human Development which serves as the campus for a free High School in San Juan del Sur. Join us in standing with Kim & Briana to support this effort!"
Creation Stands, hosting the campaign, announced in a tweet that anyone purchasing a shirt by June 3rd would be entered in a chance to win a skype chat with Kim and Briana.
Throughout the campaign, Kim and Briana posted images of themselves in the shirts (and without pants on twitter and tumblr that became increasingly risque. Other SPN actors joined in the fun to support the cause, including Ruth Connell, Misha Collins and Matt Cohen, Rob Benedict, Richard Speight Jr., and Osric Chau.
"Always Keep Fighting" Round Five: AKF One Year Anniversary Campaign
Charity: The Pack Fund and the SPNFamily Crisis Support Network
On Sale: March 3, 2016 thru March 17, 2016 Hoodies, t-shirts, 3/4-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, and tank tops, some styles offered in black, gray, navy, royal blue, and purple
Number Sold: 39,046
From the site: "Loving yourself is vital in the fight against mental health problems, so I want to encourage y'all to focus on loving yourselves first... each and every one of you is worthy. --Jared"
Jared announced in a tweet that he would call one fan selected at random from everyone who purchased this shirt within the first 48 hours. In a livestream two days later, he named the fan who had won. Throughout the campaign, he continued to offer surprise gifts to randomly selected fans who had purchased shirts, including an AKF shirt from his own collection and an autographed script, as well as thanking fans repeatedly in livestreams on his facebook. Misha Collins also supported the campaign throughout the duration, with status updates and pictures of himself in an AKF shirt posted to his twitter.
Jensen and Misha's "You Are Not Alone" T-Shirt
Charity: SPNFamily Crisis Support Network
On Sale: February 12, 2016 thru February 28, 2016 T-shirts, hoodies, long-sleeved shirts, and drawstring bags
Number Sold: 40,074
From the site: "Let us start by saying thank you to all the fans that have been with us over the past 10 years! The thing we love most about Supernatural fans is the sense of community. We are so appreciative to have you in our lives and we want you to know that You Are Not Alone."
During this campaign, Misha posted on his twitter that he would call a number of fans who purchased the shirt within the first weekend it was on sale. He mentioned in another tweet that a randomly selected fan who purchased the shirt would also win a skype session with him and Jensen. It was later announced that all buyers from this campaign would be automatically eligible for Jensen and Misha's "Hawaii Hook-up" Sweepstakes.
Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward Daughters"
Wayward Daughters is a collaboration and we elected to support Random Acts. I have personal reasons for this as well.
I have been wayward much of my life. Often it was by choice, opting to belligerently pursue the road less traveled because it led someplace I shouldn't go. Other times it was by failure and I'd wind up sitting alone amongthe metaphorical thorn bushes, weeping and hoping for guidance. Or at least an end to the self-inflicted pain. I was judged, I was scolded, I was silenced, I was mocked, I was ignored... but there was only one thing that ever brought me home. An act of kindness. It costs me nothing to be kind. It gives me everything. And practicing kindness now includes how I treat myself. I still identify as wayward. But we all do, don't we? A little? So supporting Random Acts seems a pretty logical thing for Wayward Daughters to do.
– Kim Rhodes, From the Creation Stands campaign site
Wayward Daughters supporting Random Acts seems like a pretty obvious pairing to me. The movement behind Wayward daughters is inspired by the idea that we are all capable of finding our greater selves. Every set-back, every time we fall, it gives us new opportunity to rise up. But doing it alone can be tricky. That’s why we need to band together to support each other. To be there to lend a hand when one of us is feeling too weak. My dream for Wayward daughters is that it becomes a symbol to silently say “Go. Be you. I've got your back”. Random Acts is the perfect embodiment of such words. They are there to not only help you, but to also teach and encourage you to help others. They are an incredible charity and I am truly grateful and humbled to have an opportunity to help them.
– Briana Buckmaster, From the Creation Stands campaign site
"Always Keep Fighting" Thanksgiving specials
"Always Keep Fighting" Round Four
Jim Beaver's "Family Don't End With Blood"
Charity: 100% of all profits go to Rainbow House, a charity providing free food & clothing to the poor of the Cherokee Reservation in northeast Oklahoma. Click here to support directly.
On Sale: Sept. 16 thru Sept. 30, 2015 T-shirts
Number Sold: 2,208
Relaunched in November 2015 to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
Relaunched in June 2016 once again to benefit the John Wayne Cancer Foundation.
On sale: May 27th thru June 9th, 2016 T-shirts
Number Sold: ?
"Always Keep Fighting" Round Three
Charity: A portion of proceeds goes to a joint fund set up by Jared & Jensen, and various causes promoting mental health awareness.
On Sale: July 2015 T-shirts
Number Sold: 40,152
Jared and Jensen's "Always Keep Fighting Campaign"
Charity: Proceeds will go to a joint fund set up by Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
On Sale: April 2015 T-shirts and totes and Phone Cases
Number Sold: 70,121 (58,195 in original launch) t-shirts. 2,510 phone cases and 526 kid's t-shirts sold.
On 16th April 2015, Jared and Jensen launched a new, joint campaign with a video on Jared's Facebook page. They announced their intention to set up a joint fund that would distribute the money raised to various organizations.
Jared's "Always Keep Fighting" T-shirt
Charity: To Write Love On Her Arms, The Wounded Warrior Project and A.I.R. Attitudes In Reverse - Student Suicide Prevention - Mental Health
On Sale: March, 2015
Number Sold: 46,436
From the t-shirt site: "When life beats you down, NEVER give up. Proceeds from my FIRST EVER limited edition shirt will go to "To Write Love On Her Arms", to help people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide."
Help the Trans support Homeboy Industries!
The t-shirt featured a photo of Lauren with Osric Chau (dressed as Gaara from Naruto) taken by Creation Photographer Chris Schmelke. The shirt has the slogan "Death doesn't conquer all, love does].
Jensen's "SPN Family" T-shirt
Charity: Proceeds will go to a joint fund set up by Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles
On Sale: February, 2015
Number Sold: 8,245
From Jensen: “It’s been 10 seasons together…which makes us all family. That inspired me to design my first ever T-shirt for you. “A man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man” -Don Corleone. Here’s to the SPNFamily!”
The t-shirt design echos a poster from The Godfather featuring Marlon Brando as Don Corleone.
Mark Sheppard's "Diabetes No" T-shirt
Charity: Diabetes Education and Camping Association and Camp Conrad-Chinnock
On Sale: January, 2015]
Number Sold: ?
From Mark Sheppard:
My son Will, a type 1 diabetic, and I are donating our profits from this shirt to help support DCES and Camp Conrad-Chinnock, A sleep away camp for diabetic kids. Mark xoxoxo
Osric's Advanced Placement T-shirt
From Osric: "It's official, I’ve got my first fan shirt! I designed this shirt with one of my favorite artists, so I hope you like it!”
Misha's Random Act T-shirt
Misha's Holiday T-shirt
From Misha: I got sentimental watching SPN last night. It's been many years working on this show. Even longer for some others. Kids have been born, people have passed away. Lives have been touched. In 2010 i banded together with some SPN fans to start Random Acts. Since then we have funded and inspired thousands of charitable acts including the construction of an orphanage and the funding of a school. We have big ambitions for this coming year. We're going to try to build another school and launch a charity crowdsourcing platform that we hope will move mountains. If you want to support these projects, you can buy a T-shirt. 100% of proceeds will go to Random Acts and you will have a nice, warm shirt in time for the holidays. Buy a shirt and i promise we'll try to galvanize some good with the money we raise. (It's also a clever way for me to realize my life-long dream of resting my head on your chest. (Source)