Our Monthly Non-Profit Initiative

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:

The Kettle Society  July 2021

The Kettle Society supports people living with mental illness, substance use, poverty and/or homelessness. The organization serves a community of 6,000+ vulnerable individuals each year, manages 400+ units of supportive housing, and operates a mental health drop-in centre that provides meals every day of the year.

 

 

Find out more about The Kettle Society here.

 

Legacy of Hope Foundation  June 2021

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) is an Indigenous-led charity in Ontario that has been promoting Reconciliation in Canada for over 20 years. The charity aims to educate and raise awareness of the history and existing intergenerational impacts of Residential School System and the Sixties Scoop on Indigenous Survivors, descendants, and their communities. LHF focuses on healing and Reconciliation by increasing public awareness of the history and effects of the Residential and Day School System so as to address racism, discrimination and healing.

 

 

Find more about Legacy of Hope here

 

Black Health Alliance  May 2021 

 

Black Health Alliance (BHA) is a community-led charity  based in Ontario, Canada. Black Canadians face a disproportionate amount of health disparity and health inequities, such as chronic illness, mental health, and addictions. BHA provides help to Black communities providing support to those living in poverty, LGBTQ+ trans and gender nonconforming youth, seniors, and people living with disabilities.

 

 

Find more about Black Health Alliance here

 

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. ⁠

 

 

Find more about Vancouver Chinatown Foundation here

 

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.⁠

 

 

Find out more about KidSafe here

 

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.

 

 

Find out more about Hogan’s Alley Society here

 

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.

 

  

Find out more about True North Aid here

 

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.

 

  

Find out more about Kilala Lelum here

 

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.

 

 

Find out more about QMUNITY here

 

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.

  

 

Find out more about RAVEN here

 

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. 

 

 

Find out more about Rainbow Refugee here

 

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. 

 

 

Find out more about WISH here

 

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. 

 

 

Find out more about UNYA’s 2-Spirit Collective here

 

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.

 

 

Find out more about Black Lives Matter Vancouver here

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