We are a local brand that wants to give back to the community. Besides making you look and feel fabulous in our handmade apparel, we want to make every piece meaningful by giving a proceed of each item to a local charity. Currently, we have chosen to contribute to Big Brother Big Sister of Greater Halifax Area, Tenfed and Wildlife Preservation Canada.
Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates positive mentoring relationships between adults and youth. Mentoring is an important way for youth to experience healthy relationships, helping them deal better with adversities such as mental health issues, family violence, identity issues or poor living conditions. At 18.8%, Halifax has the 7th highest child poverty amongst the 25 large Canadian cities, having personally lived in Halifax for six months, this wealth gap was very apparent and I believe with guidance, these at risk youth can gain valuable skill sets to achieve higher incomes, happier lives and contribute more to their communities.
Tenfed launched in August 2015 and for every item we sell with a proceed to Tenfed, TEN meals are provided to feed hungry children around the globe. So far to date, they been able to help provide over 100,000 meals to hungry children around the world, including locally here in Canada. Their mission is to help feed as many hungry children as possible, while continuously raising awareness to poverty around the world by offering unique yet meaningful, everyday apparel and accessories, where 10 nutritious meals are provided for every item sold.
Wildlife Preservation Canada helps save animals at risk from extinction, the only organization providing direct hand-on care for multiple species through conservation breeding, release reintroduction and translocation. In 2017, WPC has raised 144 shrike chicks in their breeding program and reintroduced them in areas where breeding pairs were as low as 11 in 2015. WPC has also raised and released 1,327 Oregon spotted frogs, installed 375 meters of road fencing to prevent snake mortality, installed 299 artificial bumble bee nest boxes and reared and released 255 caterpillars in 2017 to boost Canada's last surviving population of the Taylor's checkerspot butterfly specie.