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.
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 community and, on September 22, 2021, they presented UNYA with a remarkable $37,393.00 cheque from the sales of the orange shirts.
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, 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.