Ve’ahavta is proud to partner with socially conscience businesses and organizations whose operating models address the needs of those experiencing homelessness and make our community a better place for everyone. This is a “win-win” for you and us as the enterprising companies below donate an in-kind essential or portion of their proceeds from your purchase to Ve’ahavta.
The following is a description of each organization and how it gives back:
Hush Blankets are one of Canada’s top companies for weighted blankets. Hush is committed to giving back by donating 1 for every 5 kids weighted blankets sold to organizations that help children with special needs, terminal illnesses, or poverty as well as 1 in every 10 adult weighted blankets sold to organizations such as homeless shelters and adults with disabilities. To learn more about Hush Blankets click here.
Homeless Cars allows you to donate your used cars in support of the homeless population of Toronto. Homeless Cars offers a fast, simple way to get rid of your vehicle while also supporting a deserving cause — and you receive a tax receipt for the value of your car. To learn more please click here.
After more than a decade of working with the homeless community and more than five years of experience in the sock industry, Sock Footage founder Marisa Sheff made it her mission to combine a passion for socks with giving back to those less fortunate. For every pair of socks purchased on their site, including all subscription plans, they will give you a pair to donate. Choose to donate in person, and they will ship your complimentary socks out with your order, or simply have them donate them on your behalf. For more information please click here.
Street Brew Coffee has made it their mission is to raise awareness of the issue of homelessness in the GTA. They advocate and provide solutions for those looking to leave the streets behind. Their primary vehicle is custom-blended, craft roasted coffee and branded merchandise. From the sale of every bag of coffee, $2 will go directly to street outreach initiatives, including Ve’ahavta. For more information click here.
Founded by two best friends,Twoque’s mission is to provide the Canadian population with comfortable, trusted winter apparel, as well as provide low income families and individuals with clothing appropriate for Canadian climate. They work with notable organizations, such as Ve’ahavta who are working towards prevention of homelessness and are offering unique opportunities to help those in need throughout the country. To learn more about Twoque click here.
MyCity Photo enables charities, like Ve’ahavta, to run photography contests on its digital sales and fundraising platforms. Ve’ahavta’s Photography Contest empowers people experiencing homelessness to take digital photos of thei city and share their perspective with the world. The remarkable photographs are featured in MyCity products, designed to raise awareness for Ve’ahavta and funds that go directly to the artist. For more information click here.
CC’s Closet is a social enterprise business located in Toronto, started by a 16 year old girl, passionate about running her own business. The products CC‘s Closet creates consist of a large range of different styles of bags, all hand crafted and one of a kind. Each bag incorporates a give back factor, as a portion of the proceeds are donated back towards the community. The bags are also all eco-friendly, as an environmental factor is incorporated as well through recycled fabrics. To learn more please click here.
The Period Purse strives to achieve menstrual equity by providing people who menstruate with access to free menstrual products, and to reduce the stigma surrounding periods through public education and advocacy. To learn more and to run a mini drive in your neighbourhood, click here.
Project FoodChain is a not-for-profit grassroots, voluntary network that secures and delivers vital food and supplies to help Toronto’s most vulnerable. If your company has unsold goods, turn them into precious donations that sustain our most vulnerable in our city. Make an impact working with Toronto’s largest homeless supply network. Join other leading brands that are making the sustainable and socially responsible choice. Learn more by clicking here.
People deserve to feel dignity and confidence, and bras can make a small but significant difference toward this for people with breasts. Lift is a project designed to take donations of new and gently worn bras. We clean and distribute them to shelters and organizations across Toronto. To donate your bar, please click here.
For more information, or to become a partner with Ve’ahavta, please contact: Brandon.Lablong@veahavta.org 416.964.7698 ext. 219