In an effort to empower our LGBTQ+ community and create a more inclusive world for our future generations, we will be doing our part by donating a portion of our profits to local charities.
As we are just starting out, we hope to continue to grow so that we can contribute more back to our communities in need.
For our attendance at Pride markets in British Columbia, Canada, we will be pledging our donations for the day to the respective pride societies.
Pride Picnic in the Park
, Maple Ridge: Donations are made to PLEA
, who organises this yearly free family-friendly event that brings together community members for an afternoon of games, music, a BBQ, face painting, and other fun activities.
Vancouver Dyke March & Festival: Donations are made to Vancouver Dyke March & Festival Society, who plans and produces the Annual Vancouver Dyke March and Festival to celebrate and centre the experiences of those whose gender identity or expression intersects with their sexual orientation to further marginalize them.
Sunset Beach Festival: Donations are made to Vancouver Pride Society, who strives to produce inclusive, celebratory events, and advocate for 2SLGBTQAI+ communities through an intersectional lens.
Kamloops Pride: Donations are made to Kamloops Pride, a non-profit that aims to promote a more flourishing 2SLGBTQPIA+ community and culture in Kamloops.
For September 2022, we have donated part of our profits to A Loving Spoonful in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about them below.
A Loving Spoonful provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV and co-existing illness in Metro Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Their ultimate mission is to make sure that no one living with AIDS lives with hunger.
For August 2022, we have donated part of our profits to AIDS Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about them below.
Canada’s first HIV/AIDS service organization began in 1983 in response to the growing AIDS epidemic at the time. Over thirty years later, AIDS Vancouver continues to be a world leader in HIV prevention, education, and provides a wide range of services and programs that include an HIV Help Line, a Supplemental Grocery Program, Financial Assistance Fund, and more.
For July 2022, we have donated part of our profits to Rainbow Refugees in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about them below.
Rainbow Refugees aim to promote safe equitable migration and communities of belonging for people fleeing Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and HIV+ persecution. They
provide support to LGBTQ2+ and HIV+ refugee claimants in BC and other municipalities across Canada.
For May-June 2022, we have donated part of our profits to QMUNITY in Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn more about them below.
QMUNITY works to improve queer, trans and 2-spirit lives. They provide a safer space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and their allies to fully self-express while feeling welcome and included. Their building in downtown Vancouver serves as a catalyzer for community initiatives and collective strength. Ultimately, they hope 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals can be empowered to live their lives fully, free from discrimination.
From June 2022 onwards, we will be donating 100% of our profits from the 6 different awareness charity pins to the following LGBTQ+ charities.
Day of Silence Enamel Pin: Donations to be made to GLSEN to raise awareness on the harmful effects of harassment and discrimination of LGBTQ people in schools.
Support Queer Art Enamel Pin: Donations to be made to Queer Art Festival Vancouver to aid them in continuing to be one of the world’s leading platforms for Queer art and artists.
Can't Change Us Enamel Pin: Donations to be made to BCCDC Foundation to support the survivors of conversion therapy and fuel action to stop the abuse.
A Home for Everyone Enamel Pin: Donations to be made to akt to support LGBTQ+ youths in the UK who are facing/experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
SG Rainbow Scorecard Enamel Pin: Donations to be made to Sayoni to uphold human rights protection for queer women.
Two Spirit Feather Dancers Enamel Pin: Donations to be made to UNYA (Urban Native Youth Association) to provide support, resources, and programming for Indigenous youth who identify as 2-spirit or LGBTQ+.
From July 2021 to April 2022, we have donated part of our profits to TransBefrienders in Singapore. Learn more about them below.
Recognizing the lack of peer support for the transgender community, TransBefrienders was founded in 2019, by a group of transgender professionals from various background. They are a peer support organization for trans youths seeking assistance, friendship or mentorship. They match youths with trained befrienders who have prior experience with the transitioning process in Singapore.
As existing support systems in Singapore are limited in how much they can help, having another person as a source of support through one’s transition can help to minimize the usual uncertainty and loneliness of the process. They also have a study support scheme for mentorship for O, A, and N level students.
For June 2021, we are proud to have pledged $2 per order to Oogachaga in Singapore. Learn more about them below.
Oogachaga is a community-based non-profit organization supporting Singapore's LGBTQ+ community since 1999. They are the first and most well known LGBTQ+ counselling and support agency in Singapore.
Their list of services provided to the community include:
They also have a growing pool of educational and informational resources on their website so do check them out to learn more and support them as they are an integral part of our LGBTQ+ support system in Singapore!