MAKE Donates $24,037.00 to Urban Native Youth Association


In the fall of 2021 MAKE joined forces with UNYA, the Urban Native Youth Association, to print and sell orange t-shirts for Orange Shirt Day. The shirt design was donated by local indigenous artist KC Hall with a goal of donating 100% of the proceeds to UNYA. 

MAKE hoped to be able to contribute to the great work that UNYA was doing in the community and we were all overwhelmed to raise over $37,000!

In 2022, after another successful season of fundraising, MAKE's President Stacy Hall presented UNYA with a second cheque in the amount of $26,758.00

2023 marked the third year that MAKE teamed up with artist KC Hall to raise funds for UNYA. A new design was created and a new corporate partner was added to the team. The Orange Shirts were sold online and in both our stores and, for the first time, UNYA and MAKE were invited to set up a booth at the Vancouver Whitecaps Game on Orange Shirt Day.

On Friday, November 17th, MAKE's president Stacy Hall was thrilled to present a third cheque to Cheryl Robinson, CEO UNYA, and Lucas Riedl, Director of Operations UNYA. This cheque was in the amount of $24.037.00 bringing the three year fundraising total to $88,188.00! 

"When we first started this initiative we had no idea what to expect. We wanted to contribute in some way to our community. The support over the last 3 years has been overwhelming and we're so proud that our small, local business has been able to raise over $88,000 for UNYA."
- Stacy Hall
 Lucas Riedl, Stacy Hall and Cheryl Robinson

"UNYA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone at MAKE Vancouver. This year’s incredible donation of over $24,000, from the proceeds of their Every Child Matters orange t-shirt sales, will help fund UNYA’s Native Youth Health & Wellness Centre (NYHWC).  Thanks to this gift, the NYHWC will be able to continue providing youth free access to Nurse Practitioners, Elders & Traditional Healers, Pediatricians, Physiotherapists, and much more. 

To date, MAKE’s ongoing support through this initiative has raised a total of $88,188.00; providing vital programming dollars to UNYA and making a lasting impact on the lives of the local Indigenous youth we serve.  

Kúkwstum̓ckacw (Thank you)”
– Cheryl Robinson, CEO, UNYA

Luca Riedl, KC Hall, Stacy Hall and Cheryl Robinson

L-R: Lucas Riedl, KC Hall, Stacy Hall and Cheryl Robinson

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