Part of the mission of The Localite is to support small Canadian businesses that are giving back to their communities, local charities or charities from the developing world.
Here are some of the giving back initiatives that are going on in The Localite community:
Local Laundry – Local Laundry has committed to donating 10% of their profits to local charities that their customers help choose. Local Laundry was founded in 2015 as a way to use clothing to bring people together while creating a positive impact on the community. They have donated more than $40,000 to local charities and have collaborated with hundreds of community builders. For more information
Message Factory – Each year, Message Factory gives back to the community 1% of their sales to organizations that share their values (usually Équiterre, Déclic and Canadian World Youth. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, all donations will go to MOISSON MONTREAL to help fight hunger during this tough time.
Jack 59 – Partial proceeds from the sale of every Amplify bar is donated to Waste-Free Edmonton.
valérie dumaine -Valérie Dumaine supports Wishing Well Sanctuary, a charitable organization whose mission is to provide a safe haven for farmed animals rescued from abuse, neglect, and cruelty. If you also want to sponsor one of the sanctuary’s residents, or if you want to help in any other way, please follow this link to find out more about Wishing Well: Support WWS.
Vestige Story – 10% of profit from their embroidery designs will be donated to organizations that advocate literacy.
Yukon Soaps Company – Proceeds from each Essential Oils gift set support initiatives that include training indigenous youth in traditional medicine, small business skills development, language revitalization and financial donations that go to local charities and community groups for indigenous cultural revitalization.
Sundae Macramé – A minimum of 10% from each purchase is donated directly to a selection of non-profits benefitting BIPOC and the LGBTQ2S community.
PALs Apparel – PALS Apparel Co proudly supports the Vancouver Aquarium. Part of every sale will be donated to help their Ocean Pals.
This Bag – A non-profit to help small businesses and organizations affected by COVID-19. 100% of profits for the sale of the bags are donated.
Vanity Couture – Organic Mask Canada is a subdivision of Vanity Couture and have donated well over a thousand face masks and filters to the Women’s Habitat Centre in Etobicoke ( https://womenshabitat.ca/). They have also donated one thousand masks and filters to Project Northern Lights (https://projectnorthernlights.ca/ ). Many aboriginal communities live in fly-in zones and haven’t been supported with proper resources to stop the spread of COVID-19 since the very beginning. This non-profit organization has stepped up to give them assistance in a dire time of need.
Ramonalisa – This year has been a challenging one for small businesses like mine, but I still believe in the importance of giving back to help us all get through this together. In the past 12 months, Ramonalisa has donated bundles of fabric masks to three different charitable organizations, boxes of new clothing to Montreal’s Welcome Collective, and 50% of sales of our (dismantle) White (supremacy) face mask to the Justice for Joyce Echaquan campaign.
Connally McDougall – We save all our scraps to be repurposed into water resistant roll up sleep mats for the homeless community here in Vancouver, as well as dedicate 10% of all profits to different non profits each month, but for this past June & July 2021, we are donating to the Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS.ca).