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Representation, Identity and Diversity - Black History Month

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As we come into February, we are reminded that COVID-19 is still very much present. We are accustomed to wearing our masks and have accepted new restrictions, all while doing everything we can to maintain some sense of 'normalcy.' While we've acknowledged that the old normal may never return, we're motivated to help shape the "new normal".

For February #GivingBack, we have selected three organizations that focus on elevating and supporting black communities locally, nationally, and globally. Acknowledging how hard these communities have been affected, these organizations are critical to the people, families, and vulnerable communities they support --- that's why we're #GivingBack.

 
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The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle in response to her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for Black women and girls nationally to receive therapy support. Black women and girls deserve access to healing, and that healing will impact generations.

The Loveland Foundation is the official continuation of this effort to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls. Through fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more, ultimately we hope to contribute to both the empowerment and the liberation of the communities we serve.

 
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The Hogan’s Alley Society (HAS) is a non-profit organization composed of civil rights activists, business professionals, community organizations, artists, writers and academics committed to daylighting the presence of Black history in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. HAS adopts research driven approach to community development that seeks to preserve and promote the historical, cultural, societal and economic contributions made by Black Settlers and their descendants to Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. With this history in the archives, HAS is in process of developing partnerships with local government and business interests to acquire and develop land and operate assets as a community land trust.
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Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue (BAND) is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally. 

BAND Gallery and Cultural Centre is dedicated to developing emerging artists, curators and administrators by providing an accessible venue to showcase their work to the general public.

BAND’s Emerging Artist Exhibitions, focuses on solo professional exhibits and provides artists the opportunity to show a body of work with the assistance of the Gallery, grow their understanding of the exhibition process, and build connections in the art world.

BAND’s Performing Arts Series, is an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase intimate performances and experiment with arts presentation ideas.

BAND’s Canadian Culture Series, is a presentation and speaking series intended to encourage dialogue on current events among Black artists, cultural workers and the larger society.



Here's How to Participate:
For every online 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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