Posts Tagged ‘holidays’ – CPAWS online fundraising store

December 8, 2010

We recently helped the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) launch an online fundraising store – CPAWS is Canada’s pre-eminent national community-based voice for public wilderness protection. Since 1963 they have been a leader in establishing two-thirds of Canada’s protected wild spaces — an area over seven times the size of Nova Scotia!

The online store features some beautiful (and useful!) products including fashionable organic cotton t-shirts, infant onesies, recycled fleece toques, stainless steel thermoses and more. Perfect gift ideas for the wilderness lovers in your life and very reasonably priced. All products have been sourced from suppliers that meet Fairware’s Supplier Code of Conduct.

View the online store HERE and this year support Canadian wilderness conservation with your holiday gift buying.

Hope in Shadows Calendar – a great holiday gift

December 17, 2009

“Daphne’s Grandchildren” by Steven Mayes. The winning photo from the 2009 photography contest.

This year Fairware provided embroidered toques to the Hope in Shadows campaign at cost. The toques will be worn by sellers of the annual Hope in Shadows calendar, a fantastic initiative focused on promoting empowerment and employment on Vancouver’s downtown Eastside.

The calendars are tied in with an annual photography contest and are sold primarily on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors purchase calendars for $10 each and sell them for $20, earning $10 on every calendar sold. Free training and support are provided to those interested in managing their own micro-business.

If you can’t find a vendor in your neighbourhood, other options for purchasing calendars are outlined on the Hope in Shadows web site. There’s also a Hope in Shadows book available which features stories behind some of the stunning contest photographs.

Both make a wonderful gift and it’s a great way to support a positive movement in our community. Contact Hope in Shadows for more information.

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