It has been brought to my attention that CafePress is donating 10% of sales of anything marked "autism" to Autism Speaks through the end of April. Upon inquiry, this includes a number of other autism-related tags as well. We were not given any notice about this "promotion", nor were we asked for permission.
As you may realize, April is for autism-related products what the Christmas season is to most other retailers: the high season, when you make your money, if you are going to make any money all year. I get 10% of the sales of CafePress products through my shop. Through most of the year, I make enough to cover the cost of the shop (because I have multiple designs, etc., I do have a "premium shop"). Usually from February through April, I make enough to cover a few sessions of speech therapy for Joey.
I must leave it to you to make a decision about purchasing from the shop this month. Does 10% to Joey balance out against 10% to Autism Speaks? If you would prefer not to support Autism Speaks, but were intending to purchase something from the shop, my advice is to wait until May, to be extra-doubly-sure we are out of this "promotion" period. If you are searching for my products this month, the only products you will be able to find searching for "autism" are the items which actually have "autism" in the caption/design (assuming the tag changes take effect). My apologies.
I have tried a number of other sites of this kind, but CafePress is the only one that has been self-sustaining and actually pays real money- I have actually received real checks, not just promises that I might get one someday if my design is super-popular, or get "paid" in site-"cash" that can only be used to buy stuff from the site.
EDIT: I have been informed by CafePress that the "fundraiser" will end April 17.