Belle is so thrilled to have a donation program as part of our commitment to giving back. Every collection will focus on one or two nonprofit or charitable programs as recipients for the donations. Once each collection has been sold, we will add up all our sale up and make a lump sum donation of 10%.
The collection 4.0 donation went to the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC). Since 2002, the SASC has been committed to the education, support, and empowerment of people of all genders who are survivors of sexualized violence, as well as their friends and family. We offer various resources and services to UBC students, staff, faculty, and other community members who may or may not have a connection to the UBC campus. Learn more about SASC here - https://www.amssasc.ca/
The collection 3.0 donation went to the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). This organization represents the political voice of Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people in Canada, inclusive of First Nations on and off reserve, status and non-status, disenfranchised, Métis and Inuit. The NWAC was founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of Indigenous women within their respective communities and Canada societies. Learn more about the NWAC here - https://www.nwac.ca/
In addition to the NWAC, Ashley made a personal donation to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC). The mission of the DEWC is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. To achieve this goal, the Centre provides supportive surroundings with meals, counselling, advocacy and programs which nurture and empower members. Additionally, the DEWC serves as more than a resource hub, service provider, and sanctuary: it is a gathering place, shared living room, and irreplaceable cornerstone of belonging accessed by over 500 women, every single day. Learn more about the DEWC here - https://dewc.ca/
The collection 2.0 donation went to the National Committee for Justice in Denver (NCJD). This organization is composed of constitutional rights lawyers, legal scholars, educators, journalists, human rights activists and other important social justice advocates. This committee was formed in response to the arrests and charges laid against those who bravely protested for Elijah in Colorado. This donation will go to the funding representation for the protest organizers’ who are currently facing criminal charges and potential jail time. Learn more about the NCJD here - https://www.denverdefense.org/
In addition to the NCJD Ashley decided to match February's donation amount with her personal funds which was donated to the Black Health Alliance. The Black Health Alliance works to reduce the racial disparities in health outcomes to promote health and well-being for people from the diverse Black communities in Canada. Learn more about the Black Health Alliance here - https://blackhealthalliance.ca/
Previous donation recipients also include: