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5 Charities To Know And Help

Updated: Nov 1, 2020




The Wear Your Voices Project has curated a list of 5 charities dedicated to eradicating social and racial injustices that you should know and help either by selecting our shop & donate option from items in our collection or by donating directly to these powerhouse non-profit organizations through their respective websites. Here are the featured charities below!



1. WOMEN'S HEALTH IN WOMEN'S HANDS

“Work to develop and deliver multidisciplinary programs and research designed to improve the individual and community health of Black women and women of colour. We recognize that without healthy women, we cannot have healthy communities. As ongoing advocates for inclusive and responsive strategies that address the needs of women from our priority populations, we engage in outreach, community-based activities, and research which engage women in achieving change in conditions which have adverse effects on our health.” – Women’s Health In Women’s Hands

2. CANADIAN WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

“We focus on the most critical challenges facing women and girls and invest in the most effective solutions for long-term change. We approach our mission holistically—from women and girls in communities across the country right up to the federal government level.”

“The Foundation funds programs in the following issue areas, out of violence, out of poverty, empower girls and inclusive leadership. These programs are designed for and by the women and girls who need them most. The Foundation understands that many women and girls face multiple barriers— including geographic area, culture, race, citizenship status, and ability—to accessing resources and support when it comes to issues like violence and poverty.” – Canadian Women’s Foundation

3. ACROSS BOUNDARIES

Across Boundaries provides a dynamic range of mental health support and services and works within Anti-Racism/Anti-Black racism and Anti-Oppression frameworks. These frameworks address the negative impact of racism and discrimination on mental health and well-being.”

“Their vision is dignified, inclusive, and compassionate mental health and addiction services for racialized communities. Their mission is to provide equitable, inclusive, and holistic mental health and addiction services for racialized communities within an anti-racism, anti-Black racism, and anti-oppression frameworks.”

“They provide community mental health, addictions supports and in-house programs that integrate: individual support, community outreach, support groups, alternative and complementary therapies, community kitchen, skills building, social and recreational activities.” – Across Boundaries


4. NATIVE WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER OF TORONTO

“The Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto (NWRCT) is a community-based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to urban Indigenous women and their families. NWRCT delivers culturally relevant programs and services that empower and build the collective capacity and self-sufficiency of Indigenous women.”

“In all that we do, we are guided by the Seven Sacred teachings: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, and Truth. We bring these teachings, our traditions, and our cultures into our programming, events, and ways of being.”

“We welcome all self-identifying Aboriginal women (cisgender, transgender, and two-spirited people) and their children.” – The Native Women’s Resource Center Of Toronto


5. THE LEGACY OF HOPE FOUNDATION

“They are a national Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System, including the intergenerational impacts such as the removal of generations of Indigenous children from their families, including the Sixties Scoop, the post-traumatic stress disorders that many First Nations, Inuit, and Métis continue to experience, all while trying to address racism, foster empathy, and understanding and inspire action to improve the situation of Indigenous Peoples today. The LHF supports the ongoing healing process of Residential School Survivors, and their families and seeks their input on projects that honour them.”

“Their mission is to educate and foster Reconciliation and to create just and equal relationships among all people in Canada. We accomplish this by teaching about the true history of Residential Schools, the Sixties Scoop, and the injustices Indigenous Peoples endure and by bringing to light the varied and rich contributions to the foundation of this country that Indigenous Peoples made and continue to make.” – The Legacy Of Hope Foundation


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ABOUT US – The Wear Your Voices Project is a lifestyle apparel brand that urges people to embody action, contribution, and speech through their fashion choices. We donate twenty percent of every item sold in our collection to non-profit organizations that dedicate their efforts to supporting underrepresented and racialized communities and who are on the frontlines working to eradicate social and racial injustices every day.