As a part of our Anti-Racism Action Plan, we committed to donating 1% of our revenue on a monthly basis to a rotating non-profit organization. Since June 2020 we've had the privilege of supporting a number of amazing organizations as a part of our Monthly Non-Profit initiative. With the help of recommendations from our team members, friends & family, and our customers, we choose non-profits that support causes that are important to us and our community.
The organizations that we have supported so far include:
Vancouver Chinatown Foundation - April 2021
Vancouver Chinatown Foundation is a local organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing Vancouver's Chinatown. Their mission is to nurture a prosperous, vibrant, and inclusive Chinatown through community support, affordable housing and both cultural & economic development.
KidSafe - March 2021
KidSafe is a Vancouver-based organization that provides a safe haven to vulnerable inner-city children when schools are traditionally closed. Through free programming such as their Break Program, KidSafe allows children and youth to engage in educational activities, access emotional and behavioural support, and enjoy a full day of nutritious meals during winter, spring, and summer breaks.
Hogan's Alley Society - February 2021
Hogan’s Alley Society is a Vancouver-based organization that advocates for Black Vancouverites whose stories have been erased from the official historical narrative. They seek to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal, and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, the province of British Columbia, and the rest of Canada.
True North Aid - January 2021
True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. Their priorities lie with helping to ensure the dignity and health of Indigenous people through their actions.
Kílala Lelum - December 2020
Kilala Lelum is an organization based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that aims to partner Indigenous Elders with physicians and allied health professionals to provide physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual care.
QMUNITY - November 2020
QMUNITY is a Vancouver-based organization that works to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit Lives. QMUNITY offers a safer space for LGBTQ2SAI+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Through support, connection, and leadership, QMUNITY works to build a community where queer, trans, and Two-Spirit people are valued, celebrated, and free from discrimination.
RAVEN Trust - October 2020
RAVEN is a Canadian organization supporting the assertion of the inherent and constitutionally-protected rights of Indigenous Peoples as a pathway to reconciliation and environmental justice. They raise legal defence funds for Indigenous people to tackle the big issues of treaty rights, protecting traditional land and ways of life from the relentless reach of non-sustainable industrial expansion.
Rainbow Refugee - September 2020
Rainbow Refugee is a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or HIV status. They offer free support drop-ins for LGBTQ+ and HIV+ people making refugee claims in Canada, as well as assisting individuals and groups interested in sponsoring refugees coming to Canada.
WISH - August 2020
WISH works to improve the health, safety, and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. WISH operates a nightly Drop-In Centre 365 days per year, offering women who work in the street-based sex trade a safe, non-judgemental place to rest, have a hot meal, shower, and connect with community. They also provide harm reduction supplies, perform safety checks, and offer far-reaching opportunities designed to enable longer-term support.
UNYA's 2-Spirit Collective - July 2020
The Urban Native Youth Association supports and empowers Indigenous youth by amplifying and celebrating their voices with a wide range of services, resources, and opportunities. Their 2-Spirit Collective provides support, resources, and programming for Indigenous youth who identify as 2-Spirit, LGBTQ+, and those questioning their sexual and/or gender identity.
Black Lives Matter Vancouver - June 2020
Working in solidarity with other Black Lives Matter chapters across North America, Black Lives Matter Vancouver supports the organizing work of Black folks and allies in undoing systemic racialized violence. Black Lives Matter Vancouver centres Black voices, uplifting Black queer, trans, differently abled, or otherwise marginilized groups through events supporting Black communities here in BC.