GIVING BACK

Our team believes in giving - and we're actually quite passionate about it. Behind every item we craft, and curated gift box we create - we keep in mind the next dollar that'll go towards a charity. We want to make a difference by giving our own gift, and we do just that by sharing a percentage of our sales.  Proceeds go to a different charity every month, and that my friends - puts a pretty big smile on our faces. Our team puts their hearts together in deciding where the proceeds will go, and we'd love to hear which charity is close to yours! Send us a quick note through the below so that we can learn more about it!

JULY - AUGUST  2021

The Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) is a provincial organization with a twenty-year history of providing services to Indian Residential School Survivors.

 

IRSSS provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and those dealing with Intergenerational traumas. These impacts affect every family and every community across B.C. and Canada. This fact is most evident in the Corrections Canada Services-the numbers of First Nations people incarcerated, Child and Family Services child apprehensions, the high number of people on social assistance, unemployment and underemployed, lower levels of education, the lowest number within an ethnic minority of “determinants of health”, the list of impacts is extremely high while the services available to effectively assist impacts of Residential Schools remain quite low.


One of our Society’s goals is to continually expand our support to partner organizations and maximize access to culturally sensitive, emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual care.

To know more about IRSSS, you can learn more or donate here

JUNE 2021

Camp fYrefly is Canada’s only national leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit, asexual, intersex, queer, questioning, and allied youth. The camp provides a space for youth to explore their identity, build resilience and enhance self-esteem, all while having an awesome camp experience. Participants return home with a support network of positive friendships, trusted adult mentors, and an empowered sense of self.

Camp fYrefly Southern Alberta began in 2013 thanks to a partnership between the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services (ISMSS) and Calgary Sexual Health Centre (now the Centre for Sexuality).

To know more about Camp fYrefly, you can learn more or donate here.

MAY 2021

ACT Alberta assists victims of human trafficking across the province. We have offices in Edmonton and Calgary, each concerned with building capacity to identify and respond to human trafficking.

ACT Alberta undertakes a variety of activities around education, advocacy, agency collaboration and victim assistance.

Theyl increase knowledge and awareness on human trafficking, advocate for effective rights-based responses, build capacity of all involved stakeholders, and lead and foster collaboration for joint action against human trafficking.

To know more about Act Alberta, you can learn more or donate here.

APRIL 2021

Autism Calgary is an association of individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) striving to assist each other and the broader community so that those with ASD live meaningful and purposeful lives in a community that values them.

 

The organization serves as the community of families, caregivers and supportive professionals collectively striving for a supportive, accepting and understanding community for individuals and families living with ASD.

To know more about Autism Calgary, you can learn more or donate here.

MARCH 2021

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s kids invites and empowers people to work together to feed and care for these kids, so they can grow up to reach their potential. Their vision is to create a future where communities ensure no kids go hungry.

 

1 in 10 households in Alberta experience food insecurity; this problem is growing. Food insecurity in children exacerbates mental health problems, developing from childhood to adolescence. Families are working hard to feed their children, but the majority of households who experience food insecurity reported their main income as wages from employment. It’s not a lack of effort or a matter of laziness, and these families need our support. 

To know more about Brown Bagging for Calgary, you can learn more or donate here.

FEBRUARY 2021

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February is Black History Month; a time to recognize the outstanding achievements of dedicated Black Leaders, and their fight for societal change. 


Black Lives Matter YYC began humbly as a collection of activists and advocates who share a single vision: the empowerment of all members of the Black community and to continue the fight to end systemic discrimination in all of its forms. BLM YYC seeks to centre Black voices in everything they do, whilst simultaneously engaging with the many intersections that exist underneath the Black umbrella. Continuously seeking to engage with the Calgary community to build up the foundation of an inclusive, equitable, and safe city that every Calgarian deserves.

To know more about BLM YYC, you can learn more or donate here.

JANUARY 2021

JANUARY 2021

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Centre for Suicide Prevention is an education centre, a centre of excellence, based in Calgary, Alberta.

 

They are a branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. They are educators. For over 35 years, they’ve been equipping Canadians with the information, knowledge and skills necessary to respond to people at risk of suicide. They educate online, in print, and interactively. Their library of over 45,000 suicide-specific items, the largest English-language collection of its kind, informs the work we do. 

To know more about Centre for Suicide Prevention, you can learn or donate here.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2020

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Since we are just kicking off, we will be donating to one charity, The Magic of Christmas, until December 20th - and the remainder of December will be added to January's charity of choice. The shared proceeds will bring Christmas cheer into the homes and hearts of Calgarians who needs it the most. With the support of the City of Calgary Transit, The Magic of Christmas sends over 650 volunteers to deliver gifts and holiday joy to over 4,500 people in hospitals, care homes and other institutions, along with more than 650 families across the city.

To know more about The Magic of Christmas, you can view or donate here.

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