Comfort starts with Community - Giving Back in December

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As we enter December, the month of giving, and as we are all still dealing with the added challenges of Covid-19, our staff sat down (masked-up and socially-distanced, of course) to have a conversation about which non-profit organizations we wanted to support this month.  Overwhelmingly, it was decided that we should be supporting community initiatives: locally, nationally and internationally.
With the goal of connecting to our communities, we have chosen four non-profit organizations that are ensuring that their community's vulnerable populations are receiving the support and programs they need.  We are pleased to add our 2% in support of the this month's organizations. 
In addition for December 1st, Giving Tuesday, the amount donated will be increased to 10% of sales for the day.
  
  
Avalon Recovery Society
Avalon Recovery Centre: Helen Burnham and Virginia Giles know all too well the unique challenges women face when battling drug and alcohol addiction. The pair met on their path to recovery from alcoholism, sharing the shame and guilt they felt about their addiction, and an understanding of how lonely and challenging recovery can be as a woman.  They both realized that having a safe space for women to connect and support each other was a key part of the path to addiction recovery. The only problem was, a space like this didn’t exist.
Helen and Virginia decided to take action. In 1990, they opened the first Avalon Women’s Centre in Vancouver. It was a warm, inviting space for women to share their stories, free of judgement and with others who had been there before. It was a beacon of hope for women around the Lower Mainland, who travelled from far and wide to attend. The demand for the centres grew, and in 1997 the Avalon Women’s Centre in the North Shore opened, followed by the Avalon Women’s Centre in White Rock in 2012.
Today, these drop-in centres and meeting spaces help hundreds of women each month on the road to recovery. They provide compassionate, caring and safe spaces where women can heal themselves, and in turn, one another.
 
Food Banks Canada logo
Food Banks Canada is a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. Food Banks Canada supports a network of Provincial Associations, affiliate food banks, and food agencies that work at the community level to relieve hunger. Their work is focused on maximizing collective impact, strengthening local capacity, and reducing the need for food banks.
 
Hollyburn Family Services Society logo      
Hollyburn Family Services Society is committed to providing support and services to the increasing number of seniors that are aging into homelessness on the North Shore. Hollyburn offers services that are community oriented, collaborative, and responsive to individual and community needs while working with existing local resources. Their affordable and comprehensive services include Seniors Outreach and the North Shore Seniors at Housing Risk Program.
Oxfam Canada
Oxfam Canada's mission is to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls. They work directly with communities, partners and women's rights organizations to challenge the systems that perpetuate inequality and keep people poor. Together they seek to influence those in power to ensure that women trapped in poverty have a say in the critical decisions that affect them, their families and entire communities. That’s why Oxfam believes that ending global poverty begins with women’s rights.

Here's How to Participate:
For every online and in-SHOP order we receive, Paper Label will donate 2% of the purchase to a non-profit organization, at no additional cost to our customer. Every customer has the opportunity to select which non-profit organization their purchase will support.
  • Shop online at paperlabel.ca
  • Add your favourites to your cart
  • A message will be displayed on your cart that says: Your Purchase Gives Back
  • Select the cause you would like donations from your purchase to go towards
  • Complete your check-out
  • Watch our social media for impact updates
Thank you for joining us on our journey of giving. Paper Label, comfort without compromise, comfort with a cause.

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