MAKE and UNYA Orange Shirt Day 2023 Fundraiser

Orange Shirt Day, September 30, is the day we honour the Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools in Canada.Β 


Supporting Indigenous Youth: Third Annual Fundraising Event Begins

The Urban Native Youth Association (UNYA) and MAKE Vancouver have united once again for their third annual fundraising event. This meaningful collaboration aims to support Indigenous youth programming and honour the generations of Residential School Survivors with the sale of hand-printed "Every Child Matters" Orange Shirts, designed by local Indigenous artist KC Hall.

Past Success

In May 2021, MAKE Vancouver launched a fundraising campaign for UNYA, creating the iconic orange shirts featuring KC Hall's powerful eagle graffiti design and the slogan "Every Child Matters." The initiative garnered overwhelming support, and reaching customers across Canada and the world.

A Generous Contribution

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, MAKE Vancouver persisted in their commitment to the communityΒ and, on September 22, 2021, they presented UNYA with a remarkable $37,393.00 cheque from the sales of the orange shirts.

Continued Impact

In 2022, the partners continued their mission, presenting a new shirt design by KC Hall. The design's significance resonated with customers, raising $26,758.00 to further support UNYA's programs for Indigenous youth.

Empowering Indigenous Youth

Through these sales, MAKE Vancouver has donated over $65,000 to UNYA programming, directly benefiting hundreds of local Indigenous youth. The funds provide access to cultural activities, workshops, and life-changing opportunities.

As the third annual fundraising event begins, the partnership between MAKE Vancouver,Β UNYA and KC Hall, stands as a testament to the power of collaboration. The "Every Child Matters" Orange Shirts symbolize solidarity and the importance of supporting Indigenous communities.Β 

MAKE will be selling the new design starting on August 1 until Orange Shirt Day on September 30.

The shirts will be available for sale at MAKE Gastown, 170 Water Street, and MAKE Vancouver on Granville Island, 1648 Duranleau Street andΒ online at:Β www.makevancouver.comΒ 

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Please contact MAKE if you are interested in making a volume order of orange shirts.

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