WE WELCOME. tees
*** Please note that the next batch of We Welcome. tees won't be shipped out until the end of Sept. This is a PRE ORDER purchase ♥
A few years ago when I was in Joshua Tree I saw this beautiful sign outside of a restaurant that was more or less like the logo I've created on the back of these t-shirts. The sign totally moved me and sparked this idea for me to recreate the sign, put it onto a shirt and sell the shirts to raise awareness on each topic that was currently being addressed with all the proceeds being donated to different organizations that would help with each of those topics (ie BLM, the LGBTQ community, First Nations, Wings for Life, etc) . The BLM movement of 2020 finally pushed me to follow through with this idea, as I really wanted to do something to contribute more and create something that could be used over and over again. All of us who wear these shirts are now part of a crew who speak up for the things we believe in and want to create positive changes for.
I'm completely blown away by the response from the first set of shirts I had created. So far $3100 has been raised from the shirts, with $2100 being donated to The BC Community Alliance (BCCA), which is a community based organization dedicated to combating the structural inequities created by anti-black racism. This organization resonated with me the most, as they're trying to find the root cause of anti-black racism in the school systems here in BC and want to implement black history to the school curriculum to help educate the kids. The youth is our future and I truly believe that if everyone would have been educated on this from a younger age, things would be a lot different now. Visit www.bccommunityalliance.com for more info, if you'd like to help volunteer or donate more to this charity.
With August being Vancouver's PRIDE month, I reached out to my friend Kendall Gender, who's a massive inspiration and advocate in the LGBTQ community, on where I could donate the money to. She lead me the www.dmsvancouver.com website where you'll find a few organizations that need our help. Through there, I decided to donate $1000 to Rainbow Refugee, a Vancouver based community group that supports people seeking refugee protection in Canada because of persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression (SOGIE) or HIV status. Visit www.rainbowrefugee.com if you'd like to find out more info and donate more money.
For this rest of this month until the end of September, I'll continue to donate the money raised from the t-shirts to the Rainbow Refugee organization. I really want to dedicate the right amount of time to each topic that needs our help and let the awareness properly set in. Starting in October/November, I'll be donating the money to a First Nations organization that needs our help. If you know of any good ones please let me know, as it's important to me to get the donations to the right people.
- T-shirts are $30 each (all proceeds going towards an organization to help one of these topics) + $5 regular, untracked shipping per shirt or $17 tracked shipping.
- Sizes range from Adult S - 3XL and Youth YSX - YXL (see size chart for scale).
- If you'd like your shirt cropped, I can crop it to your desired length for $5.
Love, Nathalie ♥
PS - If you know of any amazing organizations to do with any of these topics, please let me know. I’m doing as much research as possible, but I might miss out on some really important ones that could use the awareness and help.