Creative Souls Fundraising Efforts

In March 2018, we launched our Kickstarter campaign where we had a goal of raising $50,000 in 30 days. We came up a bit short. In the 30 days of launching, Creative Souls had 269 backers and raised $15,239. While the funding goal was way off, the campaign was still a huge success in many ways. No, we did not reach our goal or keep any of the money due to Kickstarter's - all or nothing platform, but we gained support from people all over the country. Creative Souls was featured on the NBC Chicago News, The Chicago Tribune, Daily Illini, and many more! Suddenly, we had the interests of investors who want to make an impact on the lives of individuals with disabilities, which you will hear more about soon. We did not reach our goal, however, Creative Souls was just getting started!

We will not let our shortcomings define us in our journey to impact individuals with disabilities. We will keep pushing until we make a difference, because everyone deserves an equal opportunity in life no matter their ability.
— Drew McNamara, Founder of Creative Souls

Kickstarter helped put us on the map. Quickly after the campaign ended, we set out to raise $10,000 on Creative Souls raised approximately $10,500 on the new campaign. The money raised has allowed us to register Creative Souls as an official business in Illinois. Other funding from the campaign will be used to purchase shoes, packaging, and more. We are still accepting donations on this website. All money donated will be put directly into the business to make a greater impact.



Let’s keep in touch, shall we?


  • We have an option for canvas low top and high top shoes

  • Besides shoes, Creative Souls offers shirts, stickers, and more coming soon

  • Each product sold will provide the design creator an opportunity to earn money

  • Each pair is created by an artist with a different ability

  • All designs are unique and different from anything else you have seen

  • Learn about each of the artists stories and why they love Creative Souls